After letting the hangover wear off and a little reflection, here are five more thoughts on the Green Bay Packers 23-10 win over the Chicago Bears.
1. Cedric Benson just might be as advertised.
It’s amazing what happens when you actually hand the ball to your running back more than nine times, isn’t it? Cedric Benson looked like the bull he’s been for Cincinnati over the past three seasons on Thursday night. He ran for 81 yards on 20 carries, which is a damn nice four-yard average. He was also the Packers second-leading receiver, with four catches for 35. Benson wasn’t supposed to be much of a receiver, so maybe he’s actually better than advertised.
2. Jermichael Finley will continue to frustrate you until he’s on another team.
You know this story. All the potential in the world… When the hell is this guy going to live up to it? Unfortunately, the answer is probably, never. Finley caught four balls for 26 on Thursday. He also had a drop and a fumble. Meanwhile, the Packers are giving D.J. Williams more playing time. Who wants to bet the Packers don’t give Finley the gigantic contract he wants after the 2013 season and instead go with Williams?
3. Clay Matthews has come to play.
No shit, huh? Matthews has six sacks through two games. So, at the end of the season he should have 48. He’ll blow by the single-season record by midseason. Let’s be real here for a second. Matthews is on a tear right now, but we all know he can’t sustain this pace for the entire season. It could be a very special year, though. Record-breaking, even.
4. Jay Cutler is a real doucher.
I mean, really? Did you see this guy post game? Hell, did you see him during the game? He was yelling at his linemen during the game. After, he was sitting around with his pouty, idiot face being a dick in his press conference. Real nice leadership qualities, douche. Now I know why Broncos fans despise this asshole. I’m going to go out on a limb here and say the Bears will never win a Super Bowl with Jay Cutler as their quarterback.
5. The Packers DBs stuck it to that fucker.
Remember Cutler’s comments earlier in the week about how his big, fancy new receivers were going to walk all over the Packers corners? The Packers do and they used it as motivation. How do I know this? Charles Woodson was interviewed after the game and said something like this. “He’s still Jay Cutler. He’s going to throw you the ball.” The you in that last sentence were the Packers DBs. The message: fuck you, Jay Cutler. Today, Tramon Williams was on ESPN and had a similar message. “He was like a kid with new toys,” Tramon said.