Aaron Rodgers make clutch, game-tying touchdown pass to Randall Cobb

To Beat Aaron Rodgers the Bears Must Check These Two Boxes
     
     
       By Erik Lambert-        Sep 8 2018       1273

To Beat Aaron Rodgers the Bears Must Check These Two Boxes By Erik Lambert- Sep 8 2018 1273

"So it'd have to take something really catastrophic injury-wise to keep me off the field the second half", Rodgers, whose four-year contract is worth at least $134m, told NBC. They know how to get to the ball quick and hike it and try to catch you in a substitution.

But it would be stunning to think Rodgers wouldn't want to get after it next week, even against the team that in essence ended his season past year and won the division at Green Bay's expense.

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers insists that he will be available to play against the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday. You've got to tip your cap to him.

Bears QB Mitch Trubisky talks with Packers QB Aaron Rodgers after the loss.

It ruins what was a stellar start for the Bears who were buoyed by a strong effort from newly acquired linebacker Khalil Mack, who had a sack, forced fumble and recovery along with an interception touchdown in his debut.

Meanwhile, Rodgers had only one first-quarter completion, which tied for his fewest in the opening frame since 2014 in Week 17 where he had zero against the Lions.

"No, I'm planning on playing", Rodgers said. Kicker Mason Crosby drilled the extra point to put the Packers ahead for good, 24-23.

The injury happened in the second quarter when Rodgers stayed down after a sack.

But the careful intentions of defensive coordinator Vic Fangio were thrown out when Mack came out looking dominant. Then, the bad man did his thing, finding Cobb for short reception that he took to the house, sealing the comeback victory for the Packers.

The Bears came into this game planning to have Mack limit his workload after missing the entire preseason in a holdout with the Raiders.

"A lot of adverse situations occurred in that second half", cornerback Tramon Williams said.

Part of what endeared former Packers quarterback Brett Favre to his teammates was his willingness to play hurt - and play at a high level in the process. Mack's impact on the game wasn't close to what it was in the first half. The future Hall of Famer has now won 14 of the last 15 games he's started and finished against them.

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