Dam Aaron Rodgers with the quick grab to the knee did not look good.
When the Packers began their first possession of the second half with 9:10 left in the third quarter, down 20-0 after the Bears opened the third quarter with a field goal, Rodgers was back on the field.
"Aaron Rodgers was remarkable". This lead to Mitchell Trubisky having a high completion rate, a low yards per attempt rate and four sacks.
Against the archrival Bears. He did not return until Week 15, but was placed on injured reserve again after the Packers missed the playoffs.
The TD was the third Rodgers has accounted for in the fourth quarter, and could very well go down in Packer lore as an all-timer if the team can hold onto their one-point lead in the dying comments of this instant classic.
And just like that, Rodgers tied the largest comeback win of his National Football League career, according to ESPN Stats & Information.
For Rodgers, this was special.
The loss overshadowed an impressive performance by new Bears pass rusher Khalil Mack. Not only did Mack sack the quarterback once, he also picked DeShone Kizer off and cashed it in for a 27-yard touchdown.
A gimpy Rodgers returned in the second half and finally figured out the Bears.
Cobb, Adams and Allison did all the heavy lifting.
When Bears fans closed their eyes and imagined the ideal opening to the Matt Nagy era, they might have imagined a few things.
Meanwhile, Aaron Rodgers is fully healthy after playing in just seven games last season. He sat out nine games during the 2017 season due to a broken collarbone.
Mack almost stole the show. Undoubtedly, they are busy preparing for their game against the Rams on Monday night. Khalil Mack was on fire, the offense was moving at will and went into the half with a 17-0 lead. That's the only thing on my mind. He noted that Rodgers landed with his body weight outside of his leg, meaning a more serious injury like an ACL tear appeared unlikely.
Whether the Packers are being a bit reckless in letting Rodgers back into a game in which the Packers have been unable to protect him is debatable, but we can all agree it's a great sign that Rodgers is deemed healthy enough to play.
Rodgers had ACL surgery on his left knee while in college.
So, what was Rodgers thinking when he returned to the field with the Bears up 17-0? I'll bet Jon Gruden and his coaching staff stayed disciplined and mainly steered away from the televisions tonight, but the players were watching. He broke Prince Amukamara's ankles and scored from 12 yards out after making a short catch, faking inside and breaking it back outside, but only after he completed a spinning catch for 51 yards three plays earlier.
It turned out to be the only offensive touchdown the Bears would score all night.