Aaron Rodgers Hits Davante Adams for a 4th Quarter TD

Aaron Rodgers Hits Davante Adams for a 4th Quarter TD

And then... Rodgers came jogging out of the tunnel behind the team. The 34-year-old managed to walk off the field with some assistance, but was carted from the sideline to the locker room shortly thereafter. He wanted to play it safe with his knee and avoid any unnecessary drop backs.

Rodgers tossed scoring passes of 39 yards to Geronimo Allison with 13:59 remaining and 12 yards to Devante Adams with 9:01 left to make it 20-17. "That's why he's the GOAT", tight end Marcedes Lewis said.

Next week, the Bears will host the Seahawks on Monday Night Football while the Packers will welcome the Vikings to Lambeau Field.

Rodgers is the face of the franchise and any time missed would be a devastating outcome for the Packers. Not only did Mack sack the quarterback once, he also picked DeShone Kizer off and cashed it in for a 27-yard touchdown. Was it the lack of the entire team's preparation in the exhibition slate that allowed the Packers to dominate the second half, storming back from a 20-0 deficit to lead, 24-23, with three minutes to play? Kizer was hit mid-throw and sent the ball wobbling directly into Mack's hands.

Mack didn't start the game, but entered after four plays. The struggles and lack of cohesion shared by the starting group was obvious through the first half prior to Rodgers' injury. He was doing well, he's feeling good, making plays. I worked technique a little better than I did in the first half.

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It sounds as if the Packers were not willing to fork over two first-round picks, even one that fell in 2020.

It ruins what was a stellar start for the Bears who were buoyed by a strong effort from newly acquired linebacker Khalil Mack, who had a sack, forced fumble and recovery along with an interception touchdown in his debut. From full-house backfields to empty sets, the Bears were able to keep the Packers guessing. He had two opportunities to win the game in the final minutes after outside linebacker Clay Matthews' very bad roughing-the-passer penalty.

The right strategy for the Bears there would have been to run it on third down, and if they didn't get it to run it on fourth.

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.

Allison completed a terrific reception on Rodgers' first touchdown pass, hauling in the ideal throw in the corner of the end zone with Kyle Fuller trailing in coverage.

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