Aaron Rodgers injured against Bears, State Journal photo

Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is sacked by Chicago Bears defensive end Roy Robertson-Harris in the second quarter of Green Bay's 24-23 win over Chicago on Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018 at Lambeau Field in Green Bay. Rodgers left the game after injuring his left knee on the play, but returned to start the second half and completed the game. 

There's good news for fans who enjoyed the Bears' use of a piercing air-raid siren before important defensive plays in Sunday's 15-6 victory over the Rams.

The siren is expected to be back Sunday at Soldier Field when the Bears take on the Packers with a chance to clinch their first NFC North title since 2010.

Scott Hagel, the Bears senior vice president for marketing and communications, said fan response was "fantastic" to the effort to increase the stadium's noise level and rattle the Rams offense.

"Given the response and the feedback that we've had from our friends, it's fair to say that (the siren) will have another appearance this weekend," Hagel said.

If the extra noise throws off Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, all the better for the Bears.

Rams quarterback Jared Goff threw four interceptions in one of the worst performances of his career Sunday, a credit to a dominant Bears defense. The freezing weather for a quarterback who plays home games in Los Angeles might have played a part too.

But Bears coach Matt Nagy also gave postgame props to the fans for creating a buzzing atmosphere. The team dedicated the game ball - often given to the game MVP - to the fans and the city.

Communication is a crucial part of a quarterback's job as he steps to the line of scrimmage before a play. A coach is allowed to communicate with him through an in-helmet speaker until the play clock reaches 15 seconds or the ball is snapped. Extra noise makes that more difficult.

Home teams are allowed to play artificial noise until the play clock reaches 20 seconds or the offense reaches the line of scrimmage, according to the NFL's online operations site.

"The goal is to get our crowd energized from the get-go so that when we cut it off, they're at a high crescendo," Hagel said.

Nagy said Thursday that he thought the siren was "great" and sent out a plea for more fan noise Sunday.

"We're ready for the fans to be just absolutely crazy again," Nagy said. "That was unbelievable when you go back and you think about how loud they were and how much it helped us. And here's another opportunity for our city and our fans to do the same thing."


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