Aaron Rodgers Leads Packers to Comeback Win After Dramatic Return from Injury

Aaron Rodgers carted off with injury just two quarters into Packers' season opener

Refocused, NFL Week 1: Green Bay Packers 24, Chicago Bears 23 | NFL Analysis

One-liners: When the Bears took a 10-0 lead, it marked the first time they led the Packers by double digits since a 35-7 win over Green Bay Dec. 23, 2007 at Soldier Field, a span of 23 games between the long-time rivals.

The Chicago Bears left their fans with an empty, sinking feeling after their performance in last night's NFC North matchup with the Green Bay Packers. The Bears had killed over six minutes off the clock, at which point they were at 3rd-and-2 at the Packers' 14-yard line with 2:42 remaining.

The focus this week will be on the health of Rodgers ahead of a tough contest against the Minnesota Vikings. But late in the game, he missed and/or rushed some throws and looked like a different quarterback. The Packers went 3-and-out on the following possession before the Bears also went 3-and-out.

The Packers' defense, in new coordinator Mike Pettine's first game, held the Bears to two field goals in the second half.

Then came the Hollywood finish.

The game wasn't ideal, and there will be time for critiques later, but what a treat it is to root for Aaron freaking Rodgers.

After overcoming a knee injury in the second quarter, Rodgers came back to lead his team to one of the most epic comebacks in the history of the sport.

Mack had an electrifying debut with the Bears on Sunday night, accumulating a sack, a fumble recovery, and an interception return for a touchdown.

Several members of the training staff surrounded Rodgers on the field.

Backup Packers quarterback DeShone Kizer replaced Rodgers, but couldn't get anything going for Green Bay.

Patrick posted a photo from her box after the final whistle, writing: "Unreal baby", on her Instagram account.

Davante Adams then found a connection with Rodgers, taking a pass and going 51 yards downfield to set up his later touchdown reception from 12 yards out to make it 20-17. Cobb had 142 yards and a score on nine receptions for the Packers.

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