Surely this kind of scenario couldn't play out for the Bears against a traditionally stout Packers team on their home field?
The loss overshadowed an impressive performance by new Bears pass rusher Khalil Mack.
However, to the surprise of many - and in a testament to his bloody-mindedness - he returned to the sidelines for the second-half and appeared to be ready to play.
After running 19 plays for 146 yards in the first quarter, the Bears managed just six yards on 10 plays in the second quarter.
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However, Rodgers' knee turned out to not be a severe injury, and after the Bears orchestrated a field goal drive to go up 20-0 to open the second half, out trotted Rodgers to lead the Packers offense.
Not ending that 14-play drive late in the fourth quarter with a touchdown was all the window Rodgers needed to get the Packers a win, as a third-and-one passing play fell incomplete.
Trubisky completed 8 of 9 passes for 99 yards to five different receivers on the two scoring drives, including passes of 33 yards to Allen Robinson II and 31 yards to Taylor Gabriel. On the following drive, Mack got on the board for the first time as a Bear as he intercepted Kizer, who was under heavy pressure from Robertson-Harris, and returned it 27 yards for the touchdown to make it 17-0.
The injury happened in the second quarter when Rodgers stayed down after a sack.
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But Mack was not to be denied, getting a strip snack and recovery off backup DeShone Kizer. After he did so, Bears defensive end Roy Robertson-Harris sacked him and landed right on Rodgers' left knee.
After the Bears widened the margin to 23-17 on Parkey's 32-yard field goal with 2:39 to play, Rodgers threw a short pass over the middle to Randall Cobb, who raced 75 yards for the winning touchdown with 2:13 remaining.
The ground attack was better, but the check downs were the calls.
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