Tracy Porter may as well have taken a page out of Aaron Rodgers' book and spelled out "P-E-R-F-E-C-T" in the Bears locker room after the game.
Porter is the elder statesman among the Bears' young secondary, but even he had trouble explaining exactly how Rodgers was able to complete a 60-yard pass to Jordy Nelson on third-and-11 to set up the game-winning field goal Sunday.
"It was just an unfortunate play," Porter said. "It's not like [Bears cornerback Cre'Von LeBlanc] fell down like I did against Jacksonville [in Week 6]. It's not like Jordy ran an excellent route and just beat [LeBlanc] and separated.
"I mean, [LeBlanc] was there. [Rodgers] just happened to make a perfect throw and it was a perfect catch."
Rodgers came into the game supposedly limited by a calf injury that kept him out of practice all week.
But he had three scrambles for 19 yards and used his legs to buy time in the pocket all game, even when the Bears secondary had blanket coverage over Green Bay's receiving corps.
"I've seen him with his calf injuries and before and he doesn't look real limited," Bears head coach John Fox said.
LeBlanc admitted he was "kinda/sorta" looking for safety help, but the Bears secondary was in "quarters" coverage, meaning there wouldn't be help for corners on the deep ball.
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Still, LeBlanc didn't try to skirt responsibility for his blown coverage, acknowledging that he needs to have better technique and be more aggressive in sticking with receivers like Nelson.
"I'm not going to get into the blame game," Fox said. "I think our guys fought hard. We had an opportunity to win a game and we came up short. It's happened quite a few times here lately."
Despite his ability to improvise and the Packers' 30 points on the afternoon, Rodgers didn't have a touchdown pass in a game against the Bears for the first time since the start of 2010 (he also had a TD-less performance in 2013 when he was injured on his third dropback of the game).
In the 12 regular season games from 2010 through the first meeting of 2016 (not including the injury-shortened game), Rodgers had 33 TD passes and one rushing touchdown against the Bears against only seven interceptions.
So when the Packers took over the ball with less than 80 seconds left in regulation of a tie game and zero timeouts, Porter knew Rodgers wouldn't just settle for overtime. He wanted it all.
"We had to have our awareness up and I tried to relay it to as many guys as I could," Porter said.
"I mean, it's Aaron Rodgers. He makes their team go. He's earned the right to make good plays."
When asked how many other quarterbacks can make a "perfect" play like that, Porter shrugged.
"Maybe two or three?" he said. "Tom Brady and Drew Brees being the other two that I can think of."