When I read that Chicago Bears defensive end Julius Peppers was fined $10,000 by the NFL today for a helmet-to-helmet hit on Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers in Sunday’s NFC Championship, one thought and one thought only went through my head: YOU HAVE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME!
In 2007, the Green Bay Packers were 4th in the NFL in penalties. In 2008, they moved up to 2nd, and in 2009, the Packers claimed the top spot in the entire NFL. With no more NFL hills to climb, what could the Packers do to solidify their legacy of penalty prowess. Wait, I’ve got it! They can set new Packers records.