20 completions on 30 attempts for 286 yards and three touchdowns — that was the stat line for Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers on Sunday night. If you didn’t watch the game, you could be excused for thinking it was just another day at the office for Rodgers against the Bears. After all, in his last seven games against Chicago, Rodgers had three or more touchdown passes and no interceptions on five occasions.
But Sunday night’s game was no ordinary Rodgers performance. After going to the locker room on a cart and making Packers fans fear the worst for about an hour, Rodgers returned in the second half and led a comeback the likes of which the franchise literally had never seen. In 99 years of football, the Packers were 0-107 when entering the fourth quarter down by 17 points or more. In the first game of their 100th season, Rodgers led them to victory in that situation.
Also essential to the win was the big play of the Packers’ defense in the second half. They allowed just six points over the final 30 minutes; in fact, they allowed just six points over the final 44 minutes, as they forced three three-and-outs, including a fourth-down stop, in the second quarter as well.
Let’s take a look back at that marvelous game with some curds.
Packers' Aaron Rodgers wins battle of wills by overcoming knee injury | Packersnews.com
We may see a hobbled Rodgers until the bye week (at least), but if Mike McCarthy can help him get into a rhythm on quick passes the way he did on Sunday night, this team should still be okay moving forward.
Packers QB Aaron Rodgers confirms he’ll play next week vs. Vikings | Packers Wire
No surprise there -- if he can get himself figured out in the locker room at halftime, I'm certain he'll be ready to go after a week of rehab and preparation.
Nick Perry’s game-sealing sack completes defensive turnaround | Packers.com
After the opening drive, which featured numerous unpredictable looks from the Bears offense, the Packers D allowed just three field goals as Mike Pettine's unit got some critical stops and some big three-and-outs during the Rodgers-led comeback.
NFL Twitter reacts to Aaron Rodgers' comeback victory - NFL.com
Here's a rundown of the reactions around the league to the Packers' ridiculous fourth-quarter comeback.
NFL schedule and scores 2018: Results and highlights from Week 1 - SBNation.com
We also have a nice recap of the big moments from all of Sunday's games.
Cops chase man with bolt cutters, pellet gun through Polo Park mall - Winnipeg Free Press
The Canadian suspect had an encounter with a clerk at the store, who saw the man running through the cosmetics department and asked him "is there anything, sir, I can help you with today?"