Aaron Rodgers Leaves Game Injured, Then Returns To Lead Stunning Comeback

Virginia Santiago
September 11, 2018

Cobb was certainly deserving of some best "Best Supporting Actor" consideration for his role in Green Bay's reversal of fortune.

"It" was Aaron Rodgers coming back after a first-half knee injury to gouge a previously-dominant Bears defense for 273 yards on 17 of 22 passing with three touchdowns over the final two quarters.

He returned for the Packers' first drive of the third quarter, with 9:10 left. But, all of that was erased in the second half when Nagy didn't go for the jugular with the chance to put the game away on fourth down in the fourth quarter. There was equipment man Tom Bakken, known around Lambeau Field as "T-Bone". The Packers are 95-48 in regular season games he has started.

Did you think arguably the NFL's best player wouldn't try to come back and lead his team to victory? Rodgers, it seemed, had avoided a major injury. He was seen shaking his head when he finally made it onto the cart headed for the locker room.

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By the way. Randall Cobb - the dude who caught the game-winning, 75-yard touchdown from Rodgers - had quite the postgame celebration too. giving his newborn baby the game ball!

Rodgers more than earned that $917,000 in the second half Sunday night at Lambeau Field, showing yet again just how ridiculously good and how indispensable to the Packers he is. This showed clear on the first couple of drives of the game. "When I got the ovation, I said 'We night as well win this thing".

So, what was Rodgers thinking when he returned to the field with the Bears up 17-0?

"The hardest thing is I grew up right on the state line of Wisconsin", she said.

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It didn't matter. After three more incomplete passes, Trubisky was stripped of the ball on a sack from Packers linebacker Nick Perry.

With knee covered only in a sleeve, an MRI having cleared any ligament tear, but the pain still throbbing, Rodgers began his second-half dissection of the Bears' defense - led by a scorching-hot Khalil Mack in the first half of his Bears debut.

Bears great Urlacher referenced Mack's record-setting six-year, $141 million contract extension.

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