The two-time NFL MVP went down in the second quarter with a left knee injury, causing the soldout crowd at Lambeau Field to hold their breath for the rest of the first half. After getting cleared by the doctors, Rodgers, still hobbling, threw three touchdown passes in the second half to rally his team to victory over their NFC North rivals. The defense then finally stepped up to seal the win, as Nick Perry sacked Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky to end the Bears' hopes of a late-game comeback.
The Packers completed the second-largest comeback in franchise history, behind a 21-point comeback win over the New Orleans Saints on September 17th, 1989. It was also the first time in team history that they won a game after trailing by at least 17 points entering the fourth quarter. Rodgers was the cause of that, as he threw for 286 yards on the night, 273 of which came after halftime.
That play shut down the big night the Bears' defense was having, headlined by the recently-acquired and signed Khalil Mack. The former Oakland Raiders linebacker had a 27-yard interception returned for a touchdown against the Packers' backup quarterback Deshone Kizer. Mack also stripped Kizer to force a fumble in the red zone, putting on a show and making Jon Gruden and Oakland regret not finding a way to pay him.
The Packers have yet to announce the playing status of Rodgers for Week 2, but the quarterback does say that he intends to play when they host the Minnesota Vikings. The Bears look to regroup from the tough loss on Monday Night Football against the Seattle Seahawks.