Bears linebacker Pernell McPhee had some extra motivation to beat the Packers last week.
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It took more than two months, but Chicago Bears linebacker Pernell McPhee finally got the last laugh.
McPhee did not forget about Aaron Rodgers’ comment about how "fun" it is to beat the Bears after a Green Bay Packers victory at Soldier Field in Week 1. He took it as a personal slight and used it as motivation on Thanksgiving, when the Bears topped the Packers, 17-13, in a rematch at Lambeau Field.
C'mon, the quarterback said he loved beating up on us. Who he think we are? We ain't the team from last year, or two years ago, or three years ago. You know what I'm saying? This is the 2015 Chicago Bears. A lot of guys took it personal, especially when some guy says he love beating up on your brother. I ain't going to let nobody come and beat my little brother up.
You know, we went in there and slapped him on his ass. They need to go ask him how that feels.
Rodgers completed just 51 percent of his pass attempts, as the Bears limited him to an abysmal average of 4.7 yards per attempt in Week 12. Cornerback Tracy Porter intercepted the All-Pro passer, linebackers Lamarr Houston and Willie Young each sacked him once. McPhee finished the game with six tackles.
The Bears are 5-6 and still two games behind the Packers. However, the power structure in the NFC North seems to be shifting. Chicago may not be such a "fun" team for Rodgers play, so long as McPhee’s on the roster.