GREEN BAY, Wis. (WSAW) -- The Bears’ defense has been arguably the best in the league. They made a statement by holding the high powered Rams offense to just six points.
"They got a great defense. Top three or top in the league in a number of categories. Turnovers, third downs, total defense, scoring defense. I'm sure there are a bunch of other ones I’m missing” Aaron Rodgers said. “They've played great this year on defense especially. Just got to take care of the ball."
The Bears rank in the top-10 in almost every defensive category, but their +13 turnover margin is the best in the league.
On if there are ways to take advantage of the Bears defense, Davante Adams said "I mean you can. It definitely leaves you susceptible if you're being greedy. I honestly haven't seen too much greed on the tape.” Adams continued by saying, “It's been a lot of things that they're in the right position and making strong plays. Kind of letting some instinct and intuition creep into it. If they want to get greedy, we can counter that."
The Packers insist they aren’t afraid of the Bears vaunted pass rush, led by one of the best defensive players in the league, Khalil Mack.
"He’s a special guy. There is a reason he got the contract he did. The trade was made for him” said offensive lineman Lucas Patrick. “He still laces his shoes the same way we do, buckles his shoulder pads (the same). There is some hype about him. I look at it as everybody is a guy and at the end of the day you have to block the guy in front of you, whether it's Mack or Akiem Hicks, Eddie Goldman. You got to get your job done."
Interim head coach Joe Philbin said that the team is going to have work on getting the ball out on time with the Chicago defense barreling in.