Packers make Bears take “a knee”
The Chicago Bears and QB Jay Cutler took “a knee” against the Green Bay Packers. Cutler hurt his knee early in the third quarter, and quickly stepped out of the game. In a game of such magnitude with so many people wanting to be in his shoes, you have to play hard and play hard to the end. He left the game, and all the hearts in Chicago to a third string QB. The third string QB, Caleb Hanie, made a game of it and made Cutler look more so like a chump. [Reference: NFC Championship Playoffs, Packers 21, Bears 14, Jan 23, 2011]
In the fourth quarter, Hanie helped orchestrate two TD drives. He did throw two picks: one of which was the interception to 337 lb B.J. Raji, nose tackle, who returned it for the game-winning TD. Ironically, Raji is nicknamed “the Freezer” after Bears great William “the Fridge” Perry. Both men are big big and make big plays.
The Bears D was good only giving up two TD’s to the Packers for the whole game and intercepting two passes. The Bears offensive line did collapse in the first half. Packers QB Aaron Rodgers did play well scoring on the first drive of the game to establish dominance.
“I don’t know if anybody can play the game when they’re not 100 percent or not well,” Ditka said on “Mike & Mike In The Morning” on ESPN Radio. “I can’t speak for Jay Cutler. I can’t speak for anybody.”
“Myself, I would have had to have been paralyzed to come out of the game. I don’t want to say that word. I would have had to be completely knocked out to come out of that football game.”
NFC Championship game highlights:
Packers Nose Tackle B.J. Raji, 337 pounds, game-winning TD on an interception:
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