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Author: Jon Kuzma
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Aaron Rodgers injured his knee early on in the Packers and Bears week one match up but the 2x MVP came back for revenge in the second half. Even on one leg Rodgers was able to lead the Packers back from a 20 point deficit. That was largely because of a couple of big plays from Geronimo Allison and Randall Cobb. At the end of the day Rodgers finished with 286 yards, 3 touchdowns, and no interceptions. Cobb was also outstanding racking up 142 receiving yards and 1 TD. Davante Adams was the other Green Bay receiver to find the end zone and he hauled in 88 yards too. The Bears started the game off hot offensively but cooled down after halftime. Mitchell Trubisky was at the forefront of Chicago’s attack he threw for 171 yards, no touchdowns, and no picks. Jordan Howard was one the most notable skill players for the Bears recording 82 yards on the ground. However Matt Nagy’s team couldn’t get the stops down the stretch and they failed to produce points in the most crucial moments of the game. Defensively Nick Perry really stepped up for the Packers. Perry had 5 tackles, 1 sacks, and 1 forced fumble. Kentrell Brice played tough as well he accumulated 9 tackles and 1 sack. Khalil Mack had a huge game for the Bears. Mack put up 3 tackles, 1 sack, 1 forced fumbled, and an interception that went for a touchdown. Most of that was done in the first half and Mack was the only one who was making plays for this team. Akiem Hicks had 3 tackles, 1 sack, and 1 forced fumble but collectively there wasn’t enough from Chicago to hold off Green Bay. If there’s any takeaway from this contest it’s got be the Packers ability to persevere when Rodgers on the field. You can’t let his ball club hang around or this is exactly what will end up happening. Overall it was an amazing opening night for the fans in Wisconsin and now the Packers have a division win under their belt.
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Aaron Rodgers’ heroics are the reason Green Bay is now 1-0.