Well, for those who carried over concerns from last year about Rodgers’ ability to finish, you can rest easier. That was an emphatic finish for Rodgers – ending the game with an absolutely perfect pass on a huge, national stage. I bet this feels really good for Rodgers. I’d even say it was classy for Rodgers to avoid throwing Allen Babre under the bus in the post game interview considering Babre repeatedly jeopardized Rodgers’ health. But the thing I liked best about this finish is what Rodgers’ demonstrates mentally here. I just like the fact that Rodgers didn’t lose his focus in a game when he could have easily lost his focus. He was getting pounded all game (whether it was the horrendous Babre not blocking anyone or the officials not calling a late hit after Rodgers slid) – but then at the most critical moment, he sharpened his focus and threw a beauty to Jennings in stride.
I’m glad we won, but I’ll be one person who won’t forget how crappy the officiating was. The call against Al Harris gave the Bears a go ahead field goal with very little time left. That line judge is probably an old pal of Mayor Daley’s.