Aaron Rodgers just pulled off a miracle

Carla Harmon
September 10, 2018

A field goal drive in the third quarter finally got the Packers on the board, and then it was a virtuoso performance in the fourth that allowed them to reel in the Bears. 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?

Rodgers went down awkwardly after being sacked by Bears defensive end Roy Robertson-Harris. He has thrown an interception returned for a 27-yard touchdown by Bears linebacker Khalil Mack.

Rodgers completed three of his seven passes for 13 yards and he was sacked twice - one of them being the fatal blow that sent him to the locker room.

After running 19 plays for 146 yards in the first quarter, the Bears managed just six yards on 10 plays in the second quarter.

After almost 10 minutes in the sideline examination tent, the team's medical staff carted him to the locker room midway through the second quarter of the season opener against the Chicago Bears.

DeShone Kizer, who the Packers acquired via trade with the Cleveland Browns back in March, is the only other active quarterback on the roster.

It was Rodgers' first regular-season game home game since last September 28 against the Bears.

Mack almost stole the show. As of this writing, the Packers are trailing Chicago, 20-0.

The larger story here, though, is the second-half adjustment made by Mike McCarthy and Rodgers to mitigate the Bears' pass rush.

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