Aaron Rodgers showed again Sunday night just how ridiculously good he is
- Author: Steve Townsend Sep 11, 2018,
Sep 11, 2018, 2:21
"I just felt something in it", Rodgers said.
Looking like he was done for the year with a left leg injury, Rodgers miraculously came back on the field and rallied his team to a thrilling 24-23 win over their chief rivals, the Chicago Bears. Going 20-for-30, Rodger threw for 286 yards and three touchdowns. Now, he's exited the field of play entirely, getting carted off to the locker room for further evaluation.
Mack finished with three tackles, while also being credited for a pass-deflection to go with his sack, forced fumble and interception. The two-time MVP quarterback threw three touchdown passes in the second half, including the go-ahead score to Randall Cobb with just over two minutes left.
The more you see it the better it gets and, despite it not being enough to salvage something from the game, it could be a star partnership in the making in San Francisco.
"Aaron Rodgers was remarkable", coach Mike McCarthy said at the post-game press conference.
So, what was Rodgers thinking when he returned to the field with the Bears up 17-0?
"I realized I probably should jog", Rodgers said.
"I'm playing next week", he told Michele Tafoya.
So why did it all suddenly click after he returned to the game, but was still limited due to his knee injury?
In the first half of his first outing in blue and orange, Mack recorded a strip sack, ran back a pick-six to push the Bears' lead and added another sack on top of all that.
"I prepared all offseason for the first game of the season and I wanted to. make an impact", Mack said. They came after all of Chicago assumed they had the game won.
The Bears settled for field goals after failing to convert on third-and-goal from the 3, third-and-nine at the 15 and third-and-two at the 14. "After it was decided I was going to come back I knew it might give us a little jolt".