Thursday's 10-3 win for the Green Bay Packers over the Chicago Bears probably won't be remembered as the best game of the year, but it may have given us the Wisconsin sports quote of the year. At least, the best since "Relax, Roxane."
"We knew if we could make Mitch play quarterback, that we’d have a chance," veteran cornerback Tramon Williams said after the Packers limited Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky to 26-of-45 passing (228 yards, one interception). Green Bay won, 10-3.
Trubisky has been hyped as the quarterback that will ultimately take the Bears to the next level, but Thursday was not his night (although Aaron Rodgers only threw for 203 yards — with a touchdown, though).
Many were quick to point out that the Williams gem compared to a 2012 comment by another veteran member of the secondary, Charles Woodson, who took a dig at Jay Cutler in the aftermath of another Thursday Night Football Game on Sept. 13 of that year. Woodson was chatting on camera with ESPN's Rachel Nichols afterward.
"Same old Jay," Woodson said. "We don't need luck. We just need to be in position. Jay will throw us the ball."
Cutler had been a little flippant toward the Packers secondary in advance of that game, wishing them "good luck," so that's perhaps some context there. The Packers won that game, 23-10, and went on to finish 11-5, one game ahead of the Bears (and Vikings) for the NFC North title.