Kyle Fuller is tied for the league lead in interceptions with seven, but already has eyes on No. 8: “It would definitely feel good to get one off of Aaron Rodgers,” Fuller said on a conference call with reporters, via ESPN’s Rob Demovsky.
As we all remember, Fuller had a chance to do just that in the season-opener on Sunday Night Football, but literally dropped the ball when given the opportunity. But as has been a common thread for the 2018 Bears, Fuller wasn’t going to be defined by the lowest point of his season. Fuller has since bounced back to pull down seven picks, the most recent coming in Week 14 against Jared Goff:
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There are plenty of motivating factors driving Fuller to interception No. 8 this Sunday (like helping the Bears clinch the division), but ending Aaron Rodgers’ lengthy streak of interception-free football (368 passes) is right up there.
Indeed, it’s a league record that surpassed Tom Brady, whose record of 358 consecutive passes without an interception had been standing since 2011. Putting an end to that madness at Soldier Field in front of the home fans would be pretty sweet, as would the redemption for the season-opening drop burned into our minds.
Both teams have expressed public satisfaction with how the deal unfolded, but I imagine the Bears feel like they are receiving the better end of the bargain with Fuller playing as well as he has to this point. I know I feel good about how things have been going for a player who has gone from being an odd-man out of the secondary to working his tail off to garner All-Pro consideration in a loaded cornerback field.