Monday Night Meltdown: How the Green Bay Packers Lost to the Bears

September 28, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Green Bay Packers, preseason Super Bowl darlings, had much to prove entering Monday night's showdown with the Chicago Bears.They had managed to escape with wins in each of their first two games, but had failed to look impressive in either contest. The fact that they had beaten a dazed and confused Philadelphia team, and then a rebuilding Buffalo team, meant little.
Ryan Grant, the team's star running back, went down for the season in Week 1. Green Bay didn't immediately plug the hole, preferring to hand the opportunity off to former first-round pick Brandon Jackson. Jackson looked fairly bad in Week 2, however, leaving the passing game unduly burdened. The Packers would need to prove they could run a balanced offense, and needed to win and win handily over Chicago.
The Bear entered at 2-0 as well, but on the strength of a bad rule that gifted them a Week 1 win over the hapless Detroit Lions. Yes, Chicago had then beaten the Dallas Cowboys, but the Packers remained th...

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