Aaron Rodgers’ tackle of Brian Urlacher in the 2010 NFC Championship Game remains his enduring moment against the Packers’ archrival. But Sunday’s “I own you!” declaration at Bears fans is a pretty close second. Rodgers made the comments after scoring the game-clinching touchdown run in Green Bay’s 24-14 win in Chicago last Sunday.
Rodgers’ declaration immediately went viral. And while it has been a hot topic in the days following the game, Rodgers has no regrets about the moment. Rodgers said the emotion was also the byproduct of silencing some of his critics who have questioned his mobility.
“I was definitely spur of the moment,” Rodgers said of his comments to Bears fans during his weekly appearance on ‘The Pat McAfee Show.’ “I am proud of my runs. There’s been some local media folks in Green Bay who have talked ad nauseam about my decreasing ability to kind of get out of the pocket and make things happen. So to have an explosive run on my first possession … and to be able to get the old pump fake working in the end zone, was pretty special.”