Sunday Night Football is back and the showcase event sees the Chicago Bears face off against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field and Express Sport takes you though how to keep up with the action live.
But Rodgers returned to the field to begin the third quarter in a scene similar to the one from the Packers' 30-20 Lambeau victory over the Lions in the unofficial 2014 NFC North title game.
After a stagnant first half that looked like the start of a Bears rout, Green Bay's offense woke up with Rodgers back. On the following drive, he picked the backup signal-caller off and ran it back 27 yards for a touchdown to put the Bears up 17-0. I just can't tell you how proud I am with him, " coach Mike McCarthy said. His performance was worthy of the heavy price tag that came with his six-year, $141 million contract. Hundley started nine games - and won only three - last season after Rodgers broke his right collarbone.
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The 24-year-old will be named a captain's pick on Tuesday as part of the United States team for this month's Ryder Cup in Paris. He had not played competitive golf in a year, the result of his fourth back surgery. "I get chills just thinking about it".
"They were trying to get Mack on the field obviously as many plays as possible, which we figured". In the early going, the Bears' offense was innovative, productive, interesting and exciting; all aspects that have gone missing in recent Bears attacks. Now, he's exited the field of play entirely, getting carted off to the locker room for further evaluation. Remember when the narrative on Rodgers was that he could put up unbelievable stats and win games, but he couldn't lead comebacks?
The Packers used anywhere from one to three defensive linemen in their pass-rush packages, while Blake Martinez was the only inside linebacker on the field throughout most of the game. Even though this game goes in the loss column for Chicago, this offense showed a ton of potential for the rest of the season. He led them on a 12-play, 46-yard series that ended with a 42-yeard field goal by Mason Crosby to make it 20-3 with 3:37 left in the third.
The two-time NFL MVP was replaced by DeShone Kizer on the following offensive drive. What happened next might go down in Packers' lore as the "Cart Comeback" game. And to me, it's a no-brainer. The momentum of the game [turns] and you feel the tide turning, it's special.
That gave the Packers a chance to rally, and Rodgers took advantage of the opportunity.