The Chicago Bears led their all-time series against the Green Bay Packers ever since 1932 until their second meeting in 2016. When the Packers won that game, they tied up the all-time record against the Bears 94-94-6 and when the Packers beat the Bears last Thursday night, they finally moved ahead of the Bears in their all-time win-loss record thanks in large part to Aaron Rodgers.

Rodgers vs. Bears

Since 2008, Aaron Rodgers has started every game in the Green Bay Packers series with the Chicago Bears. There was one game he left early injured (and the Packers lost that one).

In the other 19 games, the Packers went 16-4 in 15 regular season games and a playoff contest in 2010. Those 12 extra wins are what finally allowed the Packers to jump into the lead – something they will just build on if the Bears recent woes continue.

To say that Aaron Rodgers was responsible for most of those wins is an understatement. The Packers have lived and died behind the arm of Rodgers and his performance in his career against the Bears shows how important he is to the Green Bay franchise. In the regular season, Rodgers has thrown 42 touchdowns and only nine interceptions. His yardage has been up and down. In the 18 games he finished, Aaron averaged 253 yards a game passing and his quarterback rating is a monstrous 107.2 against Chicago.

The playoff win was not as great for Rodgers. He threw for 244 yards with no touchdowns and two interceptions. While those numbers were bad enough to cost the Green Bay Packers the game, Rodgers still ran for a touchdown and the defense had a pick six to give Green Bay the win over the Chicago Bears and allowed Rodgers to redeem himself by throwing for 304 yards and three touchdowns in their Super Bowl win over the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Performance in first 2017 win

Aaron Rodgers didn’t need to do too much to beat the Chicago Bears this week. The Green Bay Packers defense finished the game with four turnovers, giving Rodgers a short field for most of the evening. Despite a mishmash offensive line that included four guards, Rodgers was able to stay on his feet for most of the game, only falling to two sacks.

The final stat line saw Rodgers throw for just 179 yards but he had no interceptions and tossed four touchdown passes against the Bears defense. It was a clean performance that resulted in 28 points for Rodgers, double what the Bears offense scored as a team. The Bears might have held an advantage over the Packers for 85 years, but Aaron Rodgers has made sure to push the Green Bay Packers back to the top.