Originally posted on Football Nation  |  Last updated 9/14/12

What a difference just four days makes in the NFL. 

Although the Chicago Bears faced a much tougher Week 2 opponent in the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field Thursday night they looked like a completely different team than the one that seemingly broke the Indianapolis Colts Sunday at Soldier Field.

Once again the Bears' Achilles heel proved to be their struggling offensive line. 

Surrendering seven sacks of their visibly flustered quarterback Jay Cutler, the big guys up front were almost completely unable to protect their former Pro Bowl passer. 

The Packers' prolific pass rusher, Clay Matthews, who accounted for three and a half of his team's seven total sacks, abused Chicago's bewildered left offensive tackle J'Marcus Webb most of the evening. 

Webb's poor play even led to a sideline scolding and minor physical altercation with his battered and bruised quarterback. 

"I care about this," Cutler said following the Bears 23-10 loss in Green Bay. "This isn't a hobby for me.  I am not doing this for my health. I am trying to win football games and get first downs. When we're not doing the little things or not doing things the right way consistently, I'm going to say something.  If they want a quarterback that doesn't care, they can get somebody else."

In addition to the Packers' front seven dominating the Bears' offensive line their savvy secondary also intercepted the constantly hurried and worried Cutler four times. 

In addition to tossing four picks, No. 6 finished just 11 of 27 for 126 yards including one late touchdown pass to tight end Kellen Davis.   

If there was in fact a bright spot for the Bears Thursday night it had to be on the defensive side of the ball. Holding the NFL's reigning MVP Aaron Rodgers to just 22 of 32 for 219 yards passing, including only one touchdown and one interception, Chicago's trademark Cover-2 sufficiently suppressed the normally high-powered Packers' passing attack. 

In fact all but six of Green Bay's 23 points came from their superior special teams. A perfectly timed and expertly executed fake field goal caught Chicago completely off guard late in the second quarter.  

Rather than the traditional laces out hold for place kicker Mason Crosby, Packers punter Tim Mashtay instead flipped the pigskin to backup tight end Tom Crabtree who surprisingly streaked untouched into the end zone for the game's first touchdown.

Timely trickery and poor offensive execution resulted in an embarrassing Thursday night loss for the Bears at Lambeau Field.  Now the Monsters of the Midway must utilize the extra practice time to correct their many mistakes before the visiting St. Louis Rams descend upon Soldier Field Sunday, September 23rd.            



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