LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Bears linebacker Pernell McPhee said that Thursday's victory at Green Bay held extra significance because of comments Aaron Rodgers made in Week 1, when the Packers quarterback told reporters, "It's always fun to beat the Bears."
"C'mon, the quarterback said he loved beating up on us. Who he think we are?" McPhee fired back on Monday. "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 only 22 of 43 passes for 202 yards, one touchdown and one interception (62.4 quarterback rating) in Chicago's 17-13 upset win at Lambeau Field.
That 62.4 passer rating is a season low for Rodgers and the seventh lowest of his NFL regular-season career since he took over starting duties for the Packers in 2008. It's also the lowest of his NFL career at home.
"This game, it can get real personal," McPhee said. "When you are winning, it is all fun. When you are losing, it is very personal. I think the last two games we lost, Denver and Minnesota, a lot of guys took it upon themselves that this, going in, that this Green Bay game was going to be personal."