Packers quarterback Rodgers carted off with leg injury

Packers quarterback Rodgers carted off with leg injury

Packers quarterback Rodgers carted off with leg injury

Even Khalil Mack, who was an absolute wrecking ball before intermission, was limited to merely one tackle in the second half, when Rodgers, fighting through a knee injury, brought Green Bay back with a quick-hitting attack and assasin mindset the Bears know all too well.

Rodgers would then go on to lead the Packers on a 17-point fourth quarter comeback to beat the Bears 24-23.

After he did so, Bears defensive end Roy Robertson-Harris sacked him and landed right on Rodgers' left knee. Then Rodgers trotted back on the field.

However, to the surprise of many - and in a testament to his bloody-mindedness - he returned to the sidelines for the second-half and appeared to be ready to play. Several Packers players agreed this was the loudest they've ever heard the crowd at Lambeau Field. After coming back, Rodgers went 17-for-23 for 273 yards and three touchdowns.

Afterward, Rodgers told NBC he had hurt his knee on that first-half sack, but he guaranteed he would play next week.

After Rodgers left the game in the first half, football fans were anxious he might be gone for the game, if not weeks.

When Cody Parkey's 33-yard field goal gave the Bears a 20-0 lead early in the third quarter of Sunday night's season opener, it looked like they would cruise to an easy victory over the rival Packers.

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The Bears will be looking to improve on their 5-11 record last season, while the Packers 7-9 record in 2017 was considerablyaffected by an absent Rodgers.

"It was going to have to take something really catastrophic injury-wise to keep me off the field in the second half", Rodgers said. The Packers in the process of a 17-3 run after digging a 20-point deficit.

Bears kicker Cody Parkey made a 26-yard field goal to open the second quarter with a 10-0 Bears lead. Mack is going to continue to play Pro Bowl-caliber football for the Bears for the foreseeable future.

"Oh I'm playing next week", he replied.

Nagy deserves some criticism for failing to adjust down the stretch, but Vic Fangio's defense did the same and fell apart when they were needed most.

Trubisky completed 8 of 9 passes for 99 yards to five different receivers on the two scoring drives, including passes of 33 yards to Allen Robinson II and 31 yards to Taylor Gabriel.

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