Danica Patrick was thrilled after Aaron Rodgers' roller coaster

Mae Harvey
September 11, 2018

The hobbling two-time NFL MVP threw three touchdown passes in the second half after returning from injury, and the Green Bay Packers overcame a 20-point deficit for a thrilling 24-23 win over the Chicago Bears on Sunday night.

Packers head coach Mike McCarthy admitted he walked out of the tunnel after halftime believing it would be Kizer, not Rodgers, who would be quarterbacking his team in a second half. "I just can't tell you how proud I am of him". The Packers mostly relied on a quick pass game and the pistol in order to keep Rodgers standing upright. "I was just trying to get there as fast as I could".

The baby boy - Caspian Cyrus Cobb - is barely a month old. but little man's already got a piece of Packer history for the rest of his life. Mack made an immediate impact in his first game since the Bears acquired the premier pass rusher in a blockbuster deal with the Oakland Raiders. Aaron Rodgers took a big hit in the second quarter, and in the aftermath a Chicago defender fell on his left leg.

Not one of the 78,282 fans in seats in this game, not even likely the Bears fans whose hearts he had broken time and time again, would have questioned Rodgers' toughness had he not returned on this night.

The last player to record a sack, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery, an interception and a touchdown in one game was none other than Mack in 2016.

Green Bay appeared to retake possession after forcing three straight incompletions, but a roughing-the-passer penalty on Clay Matthews on fourth-and-9 gave the Bears one last shot at an answer.

So, what was Rodgers thinking when he returned to the field with the Bears up 17-0?

The more you see it the better it gets and, despite it not being enough to salvage something from the game, it could be a star partnership in the making in San Francisco.

"But we countered", Rodgers said. Up 20-17, Nagy called for a passing play on third down and a field goal on fourth. But you want to win these games.

As with every offense in the National Football League, the quarterback is the backbone, but the Packers need to be able to at least stay in the game if Rodgers has to step out for a bit.

Hot in pursuit of Trubisky scrambling out of the pocket, Matthews made contact with the Bears quarterback shortly after he threw what turned out to be an incomplete pass intended for Taylor Gabriel downfield.

"I was pretty confident the Packers would have a hard time blocking him", Bears defensive lineman Akiem Hicks said.

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