"I saw Crabby running out the back side, I couldn't believe it," Rodgers said. "That's a gutsy call. A gutsy call. You've got to score on that."
The Packers' defense did the rest, holding new Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall to two catches for 24 yards.
Earlier in the week, a confident Cutler wished the Packers' defensive backs "good luck" in trying to match up physically in man coverage with a new-look wide receiver corps led by Marshall. Stalked by Tramon Williams for much of the night, Marshall didn't see much of the ball. And he couldn't convert his one big opportunity, dropping a potential touchdown in the third quarter.
Charles Woodson said the Packers took note of Cutler's quote.
"It was everywhere," Woodson said. "You know how it is. Once you make a statement these days, it doesn't take long for it to travel and get to you."
Cutler shrugged off any potential fallout from his comment, noting that the Packers didn't play much man coverage.
"They didn't play man, so why would they say anything?" Cutler said.
In all, the Packers showed they're a better team than they appeared to be after Week 1.
"We got kicked in the (rear end) four days ago," Packers coach Mike McCarthy said. "And we were motivated."