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Aaron Rodgers returns for Packers, hits Geronimo Allison for 39-yard TD

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Thought Aaron’s night was done? Think again.

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Aaron Rodgers is absurd. He left Sunday night’s game in the second quarter with a left knee injury, going to the locker room on a cart. But was the Green Bay Packers’ quarterback’s night over? Not by a long shot.

Rodgers returned to the game in the second half, relieving DeShone Kizer, who had stepped in for him and threw a pick-six late in the second quarter. After a field goal drive got the Packers on the board and with his left leg clearly bothering him, Rodgers struck.

Early in the fourth quarter, with the Packers trailing 20-3, Rodgers was leading a solid drive with good timing out of the shotgun. Then, on second-and-two from the Bears’ 39-yard line, he delivered an absolute strike to Geronimo Allison:

That’s a 50-plus yard throw in the air from the far hash to the back right corner of the end zone, hitting Allison perfectly. That throw came against backup cornerback Marcus Cooper, who had come in for the injured Prince Amukamara on that very play. Allison caught three passes on that drive for 66 yards and that score that pulled the Packers within ten points at 20-10.

Stay tuned throughout the remainder of the contest for any injury and big play updates.