In fact, it was so spectacular he accomplished something that hasn't been done since before the Bears won Super Bowl XX.
When Rodgers left the game with a knee injury, he was 3-for-7 with 13 yards. Turning to Kizer, who struggled last season after being forced into the starting job for the Cleveland Browns, could also pose difficulties for a team that would have to face hard defenses within the division.
It's unclear whether the "Is Aaron Rodgers playing quarterback" calculation was working Sunday night. While you can't expect a team to score every time it gets the ball, the Bears' failure to sustain drives and run out the clock allowed the Packers - and Rodgers - enough time to complete their unlikely comeback. He had heavy pressure on Rodgers early in the second quarter which resulted in a sack by Roy Robertson-Harris. "But you want to win these games".
The team announced at halftime that the two-time NFL MVP quarterback was questionable to return with a knee injury. Tight end Delanie Walker was carted off the field later in the quarter because of a right leg injury, and tackle Taylor Lewan suffered a concussion, all of which meant a miserable start for Mike Vrabel in his head coaching debut.More news: Arizona DPS head Milstead defends tweet criticizing Nike, Kaepernick ad
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The Packers will lean one again on Aaron Rodgers to lead them into the postseason. Rodgers went 20-for-30 with 286 yards and three touchdowns. And it also comes just weeks after the Packers signed Rodgers to a $134 million contract extension, making him the NFL's highest-paid player.
"We let them make too many big plays down the stretch, " said Mack, who returned an interception 27 yards for a touchdown and also had a sack, strip and fumble recovery.
Fuller was one of the first Bears to talk Sunday night and one of the last to leave the locker room, where he sat in silence despondently staring at the ground.
And the Bears' offense, after getting off to a strong start that resulted in 10 points on its first two drives, managed this: Punt, turnover on downs, punt, field goal, punt, punt, field goal, fumble (on fourth down).