In one of the greatest performances of his career, Rodgers returned from a scary first-half knee injury to lead the Packers to the largest fourth-quarter comeback in their history as the Pack stunned the Bears, 24-23, on Sunday Night Football. He'd soon toss for 12-yards to Davante Adams to get the game to 20-17 before pushing past the Bears with a 75-yard touchdown pass to Randall Cobb. Assuming the Packers would have had to pay Mack in the same neighborhood of what the Bears signed him for, the Packers would have been allocating about a quarter of their team salary to two players.
"Walking out (for) the second half", Rodgers said when asked when he knew the Packers would win. On Kizer's next possession, Mack thwarted a strong Packers drive by picking off Kizer on a failed screen pass, rumbling 27 yards for a touchdown and a 17-0 Chicago lead.
"I don't think it looked like a win for a good portion of that 60 minutes", said Rodgers, who finished 20-of-30 passing for 286 yards and three touchdowns.
Yes, Aaron Rodgers was incredible in his ability to lead a resilient Green Bay Packer group past the Chicago Bears. He missed nine games last season with a broken right collarbone, preceding Green Bay going 7-9 and missing the playoffs for the first time in nine seasons.
Based on La Canfora's report and what the Raiders have acknowledged publicly through Jon Gruden and Reggie McKenzie, it sounds like the Raiders wanted to extend Mack's contract with their initial offer or let him play out the final year of his rookie deal.
After struggling a bit early then going down with an injury, quarterback Aaron Rodgers orchestrated a marvelous comeback.
The injury came after an aggressive rush from the Bears front four on a third-down play.
Edge defender Khalil Mack was dominant at times, especially in the first half when he recorded several pressures, topping it off with a strip sack fumble and interception return for a touchdown.
Mack said he wasn't shocked to see Rodgers return. The Packers in the process of a 17-3 run after digging a 20-point deficit.
Then Rodgers returned, and the Packers' defence held the Bears in check.
The Packers were booed off the field at halftime.
McCarthy said he was prepared to go with Kizer to start the second half until getting the word from the team doctor in the tunnel. "All I got to say is I got to catch it". Trubisky completed his first seven passes, looking quite comfortable in new coach Matt Nagy's offense.