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Aaron Rodgers Wanted Record, But Respects The Chicago Bears

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Chicago Bears Football - A recent story released by indicated that Aaron Rodgers wanted to tie the NFL record vs. the Chicago Bears on Sunday Night, but the respect he has for his opponent is one of the reasons why he didn’t.

“I think you owe it to the game to keep playing in similar situations, but there’s a time and a place,” Rodgers said. “We weren’t going to stay in a no-huddle mindset there in the third quarter. We huddled up, we kind of were a little more deliberate on offense. That’s respect for the opponent and respect for the game.”

Rodgers got an attempt to break the record when the Packers were winning 42-0, but failed to reach the end zone, the only time he failed all night. Mike McCarthy pulled Rodgers from the game when the team went up 45-0 in the third quarter.

“Yeah, I knew what the record was,” Rodgers said Tuesday on ESPN Radio, per the Green Bay Press-Gazette. “It would’ve been nice to get seven. We’re still playing. I know it’s 42-0 (at halftime), but it’s the NFL still. There’s talented guys who are getting paid on both sides. So we were still playing football there in the second half.”

The former NFL MVP (2011) has 25 touchdowns, 3 interceptions and a quarterback rating of 120.1 this year. Rodgers has inserted himself right back into the MVP discussions once again in 2014, and throwing 10 touchdowns against Chicago this season has surely helped his cause.

After laughing at the Chicago Bears during the game, and referencing Smokin’ Jay Cutler earlier in the season, it’s clear Rodgers has a special place in his heart for Chicago.

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