That was the total contribution from receivers Davante Adams, Randall Cobb and Geronimo Allison during the Green Bay Packers' incredible come-from-behind win over the Chicago Bears on Sunday night at Lambeau Field. Three second half scoring drives including 17 points in the fourth quarter will be the highlight. Even before Aaron Rodgers exited the game briefly with a leg injury, the Green Bay offense was struggling to move the ball with any sort of effectiveness. The Packers had announced at halftime that Rodgers was questionable to return.
The Packers' defense, in new coordinator Mike Pettine's first game, held the Bears to two field goals in the second half.
It might not have been the start the Packers had in mind to usher in the Mike Pettine era on defense, but it'd be hard to script a sweeter finish to Sunday night's regular-season opener against Chicago. On the following drive, he picked the backup signal-caller off and ran it back 27 yards for a touchdown to put the Bears up 17-0. "I just felt something in it".
Late last month, Rodgers signed a record four-year, $134 million contract extension.
Rodgers injured his knee midway through the second quarter after going down on a sack. Now, he's exited the field of play entirely, getting carted off to the locker room for further evaluation.
This one is going to sting terribly for the next eight days until they take the field again next Monday night against Seattle. After Mack's disruptive performance in the first half, the Bears have to be happy with their decision to spend so much on him.
DeShone Kizer took over under center for the Packers.
"I was really impressed with how he commanded the huddle and extended plays", Nagy said of Trubisky who, after a hot start, cooled off and finished with a 77.2 passer rating, completing 23 of 35 passes for 171 yards. The Bears came out and earned their first 10-point lead over the Packers since 2007, with Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky looking sharp. Mack wasn't the only Bears defender to enjoy an exemplary half, but he was the Chicago player whose star shone the brightest.
And just like that, Rodgers tied the largest comeback win of his National Football League career, according to ESPN Stats & Information. On their second, they looked capable. He led them on a 12-play, 46-yard series that ended with a 42-yeard field goal by Mason Crosby to make it 20-3 with 3:37 left in the third.