Chicago Bears get conservative, blow first half lead

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Chicago Bears get conservative, blow first half lead

Aaron Rodgers pulled off one of the greatest comebacks of his career on Sunday night.

Aaron Rodgers was carted off the field in Sunday night's game against the Chicago Bears after landing awkwardly on his knee, a potentially huge blow for a team that has traditionally struggled without their franchise quarterback.

A field goal drive in the third quarter finally got the Packers on the board, and then it was a virtuoso performance in the fourth that allowed them to reel in the Bears.

On the flip side, Chicago certainly put up a fight with defensive lineman Khalil Mack tallying up a sack, a force fumble, a fumble recovery, an interception, and a touchdown all before halftime.

The injury happened in the second quarter when Rodgers stayed down after a sack. But Rodgers was ruthlessly effective in the second half, while the Bears' offense sputtered until a 14-play, 61-yard drive - that, crucially, ended with a Cody Parkey field goal when Mitch Trubisky couldn't convert a third-and-one in the red zone.

The Chicago Bears almost had a superb upset to start the 2018 National Football League season against the rival Green Bay Packers, which was fueled by recently-acquired star Khalil Mack.

Cobb was the beneficiary of a heavier reliance on the short passing game while Rodgers nursed a left knee injury.

Minutes later, he walked back out on the field and threw warmup tosses with backup DeShone Kizer. Rodgers and Adams also connected on a 51-yard pass on the drive. Khalil Mack was on fire, the offense was moving at will and went into the half with a 17-0 lead.

Rodgers missed nine games last season due to a collarbone injury.

Rodgers had ACL surgery on his left knee while in college.

He moved in and out of the pocket and escaped the wrath of the Packers' defense to extend drives in the first half. Trubisky called his own number on an option and scored the first touchdown of the Nagy era on a two-yard run to make it 7-0.

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