Sure, Aaron Rodgers got all the headlines for the Green Bay Packers’ comeback victory over the Chicago Bears on Sunday night, and for good reason. His wide receivers got the subheads for their contributions, which is also legitimate.
But now that we are three days removed from the game, it’s time to acknowledge the other role players who played critical roles in the comeback. There are players on defense, like Kentrell Brice, who deserve to be called out for excellent games. There’s also a running back who had little success on the ground but who was essential to keeping Rodgers from taking any big hits after his return.
So before we look ahead to week two against the Minnesota Vikings, let’s make sure we remember the other Packers who were essential to the victory, just in less visible ways.
Look beyond Rodgers for contributors in Packers' win | Packersnews.com
Let's give some extra recognition to Jamaal Williams for his game on Sunday -- not as a runner, but as a pass-blocker. His signature play was a perfect pickup of a blitzing Danny Trevathan, which bought Rodgers enough time to find Davante Adams up the sideline for what turned out to be a 51-yard gain.
Kentrell Brice looks to build on ‘outstanding’ performance | Packers.com
Brice led the team with nine tackles on Sunday night, and Mike MCCarthy said he “clearly had the highest grade” of any defensive player. The third-year safety has taken another big step forward this year as he is finally healthy again.
Ty Montgomery jokingly compares Aaron Rodgers to Jesus | Packers Wire
It's certainly hyperbole, but you kind of understand what Montgomery, a highly religious individual, was saying when you put it in context. He was saying that the fans' reaction inside Lambeau Field was like a religious experience: "You would have thought Jesus was walking out the tunnel just the way the energy picked back up."
Aaron Rodgers’ 11 4th-quarter comebacks vs. the Bears and Lions, ranked - SBNation.com
The week 17 game in 2010 wasn't pretty -- at all -- but it gets the #1 spot on this list over last night's game and the 2013 comeback because it got the Packers into the playoffs as the 6-seed, setting up their Super Bowl run.
GIFs that helped explain Week 1: Joy, anguish for Jon Gruden - NFL.com
The contrast between Aaron Rodgers and Mitchell Trubisky in a pair of back-to-back GIFs pretty much encapsulates Sunday's fourth quarter.
Video shows Cleveland police cruiser taking up two lanes on I-90 | fox8.com
Not only was the cop taking up two lanes, but he also was going ten miles under the 60-mph speed limit.