Bears DE Akiem Hicks can’t wait to face off against Aaron Rodgers in Week 15
The Chicago Bears and the Green Bay Packers are two of the biggest rivals in the NFL and according to Akiem Hicks, this weekend’s game is going to have a little extra juice to it. A few weeks ago when Aaron Rodgers was talking about getting to the playoffs, he mentioned how much success he has had at Soldier Field, and that’s something that Hicks doesn’t forget about.
#Bears’ Akiem Hicks says he and his teammates didn’t forget Aaron Rodgers mentioning weeks back the Packers having confidence to win out in part because of their past success at Soldier Field: “I’m real excited for Aaron to come here and play this game.”
— 670 The Score (@670TheScore) December 11, 2018
In an interview via 670 The Score, Hicks said he is excited to great Rodgers at Soldier Field and hopes he can turn this into another loss for the for Packers.
“We are where we are right now, record-wise, and we are going to need some help from some teams and then we have got to take care of our own business,” Rodgers said after the 24-17 loss at Minnesota via Pro Football Talk. “We are going to have to find a way to win a game on the road. We are 0-6 on the road. We just need to go back home, get some rest, beat Arizona, and then come back, beat Atlanta. Then we need to go to Chicago, a place we’ve won a number of times, beat them. Go to New York [Jets] around Christmas, beat them, and then come home against Detroit, beat them. Get a little help.”
Of course, the week after Rodgers made those comments the Packers lost to the Arizona Cardinals, a game that ultimately led to the Mike McCarthy getting fired.
For the Bears, they also have to have revenge on the mind after blowing a lead against the Packers in week one of this season.