Talk about a game within a game -- as Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers reads the defense when he comes to the line of scrimmage against the Bears, Brian Urlacher is reading Aaron Rodgers.
Rodgers makes his call, then Urlacher makes his. Rodgers adjusts and Urlacher adjusts back. It sometimes looks like they're having more fun with it than they should. And Rodgers indicated Wednesday that might be the case.
''Brian is probably my favorite player to play against just because I enjoy the seconds between snaps,'' Rodgers said Wednesday. ''He's a very funny guy on the field. I know a lot of his calls probably don't mean a lot and he probably knows the same thing about some of my calls, so we have some fun with each other back and forth -- not only between plays, TV timeouts, at the line of scrimmage.''
Rodgers clearly enjoys dueling with the Bears' Pro Bowl linebacker.
''A lot of respect, definitely on my side,'' Rodgers said. ''I don't know how he feels about me. He said he voted for me for the Pro Bowl. I don't know if he's lying or not. A lot of respect on this side for the way that he plays, the way he's played this season. But somebody I really enjoy playing against.''