Packers' Rodgers overcomes leg injury in comeback win

Ruben Ruiz
September 10, 2018

And if we've learned anything from Rodgers, it's that he always feels like he has something to prove, even if he's still one of the NFL's best quarterbacks.

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.

Rodgers was hurt in the second quarter after slipping to the turf while under pressure from linebacker Khalil Mack and defensive lineman Roy Robertson-Harris.

Rodgers emerged from the tent and was carted from the sideline to the locker room while holding his knee.

Rodgers returned to the field on Green Bay's first possession of the second half with the Bears leading, 20-0.

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Grant's touchdown triggered a late flurry of big plays in a season opener that was lackluster for the first six hours.

But as Packers fans feared the worst, Rodgers made a surprising return to the field in the second half. He also stripped the ball for a turnover in the red zone off Kizer in the second quarter.

That was only the start for Mack who then stopped a long Packers' drive after Rodgers left with a strip sack of backup DeShone Kizer at the Bears' nine-yard line. Khalil Mack was on fire, the offense was moving at will and went into the half with a 17-0 lead.

The Packers were booed off the field at halftime.

Rodgers had ACL surgery on his left knee while in college. With a slight limp and clearly protecting his left leg, Rodgers led Green Bay to four consecutive scoring drives in rallying the Packers to victory.

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