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Chicago’s Jay Cutler has had a hard time of it in Green Bay

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No one is quite sure where the legend of Jay Cutler, bad Bears’ quarterback, began.

Probably, it was in Green Bay.

Cutler’s nightmares must feature Green Bay. Cutler is 1-13 against the Packers over his career, and he’s 0-4 in Lambeau Field with three touchdowns and 12 interceptions. Now, on Thursday Night Football, Cutler will try it again.

On the other hand, the Packers’ Aaron Rogers is 13-3 against the Bears and completed 74 percent of his passes in the last 12 games. All of it gives Green Bay enough weapons to tie the all-time series for the first time since the days of FDR.

It is one of the NFL’s oldest rivalries, going back to George Halas and  Vince Lombardi, Dick Butkus and Ray Nitschke, Doug Atkins and Willie Davis.

This year, Green Bay is 7-3 in the division, tied with Minnesota. Chicago is 4-6.

Gary Shelton is one of the most recognized and honored sportswriters in the history of the state. He has won the APSE's national columnist of the year twice and finished in the top 10 eight times. He was named the Florida Sportswriter of the Year six times. Gary joined SaintPetersBlog in the spring, helping to bring a sports presence to the website. Over his time in sports writing, Gary has covered 29 Super Bowls, 10 Olympics, Final Fours, Masters, Wimbledons and college national championships. He was there when the Bucs won a Super Bowl, when the Lightning won a Stanley Cup and when the Rays went to a World Series. He has seen Florida, FSU and Miami all win national championships, and he covered Bear Bryant, Bobby Bowden and Don Shula along the way. He and his wife Janet have four children: Eric, Kevin, K.C. and Tori. To contact, visit

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