Rookie LB Oren Burks inactive for Packers vs. Bears

Rookie LB Oren Burks inactive for Packers vs. Bears

In one of the greatest performances of his career, Rodgers returned from a scary first-half knee injury to lead the Packers to the largest fourth-quarter comeback in their history as the Pack stunned the Bears, 24-23, on Sunday Night Football.

Rodgers produced points on his first four drives, setting up Mason Crosby's 42-yard field goal late in the third quarter before throwing three touchdown passes in the fourth period, spoiling Matt Nagy's head-coaching debut.

After spending a few minutes in the medical tent, Rodgers left the field on a cart.

The Packers posted the second-largest comeback in franchise history at Lambeau Field, behind only a rally from 21 points down to beat New Orleans on September 17, 1989. Rodgers and Adams also connected on a 51-yard pass on the drive. On the following drive, Rodgers delivered a strike to receiver Geronimo Allison, who beat Kyle Fuller to make a 39-yard touchdown catch to cut the lead to ten. He had pressure in the backfield on a play in which quarterback Aaron Rodgers hurt his left knee.

At that moment, 9:09 p.m. local time, 54 minutes after Rodgers had trouble putting weight on his left leg, he ran back onto the field and the comeback began.




The loss of Rodgers obviously is a tough blow given he missed a good chunk of last season due to a broken collar bone suffered in Week 6.

It was Rodgers' first regular-season game home game since last September 28 against the Bears. "It would have had to take something really catastrophic injury wise to keep me out of the second half". Following Rodgers' recent whopper of an extension, he will count for $20.9 million this year, $26.5 million in 2019 and $32.6 million and $33.5 million, respectively, in the two seasons beyond that. Shoot there was a lot of other plays in that game that could've affected the outcome.

The return of Rodgers somehow turned around what had been shoddy pass protection, which contributed to Rodgers' injury in the first place.

When Bears fans closed their eyes and imagined the ideal opening to the Matt Nagy era, they might have imagined a few things.

The go-ahead score was a 75-yard catch-and-run touchdown by Randall Cobb with 2:13 remaining.

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