Two-time N-F-L Most Valuable Player Aaron Rodgers missed a lot of the season opener for his Packers, but he returned to the field with enough time to engineer a big comeback. Green Bay scored 21 points in the fourth quarter while beating the arch-rival Chicago Bears 24-23 Sunday. The Bears built a 20-point lead, but couldn’t hold it. Rodgers threw touchdown passes to Randall Cobb, Davante Adams and Geronimo Allison in the fourth quarter, including this game tying 75 yard scamper by Cobb.
Then, the defense came up with a big stop near midfield, to solidify the win.
The Packer were able to overcome an impressive performance by Chicago quarterback Mitch Trubisky, new linebacker Khalil Mack and a much-improved Bears team. Mack appeared to have the Packers number in the first half, with two tackles, a sack, and an interception, but Coach Mike McCarthy says no real adjustments were made at halftime.
While Rodgers was being looked at following a knee injury, DeShone Kizer took a few snaps, moving the ball pretty well, but fumbled and threw a pic to Mack. McCarthy said Kizer learned a bit from this experience.
Rodgers Spoke about playing with the injured knee.
Rodgers connected on 20-of-30 passes for 286 yards. Cobb caught nine passes for 142 yards, including a 75-yard scoring play. Rodgers says he will be ready to play next week against Minnesota.
Minnesota Vikings 24 San Francisco 49ers 16
Detroit Lions play the New York Jets at 6:10 this evening.