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. Rodgers went down in the second quarter and was helped off the field by the training staff.
Aaron Rodgers didn't just come back.
He finished 20 of 30 for 286 yards, including 17 of 23 for 273 yards in the second half. When Rodgers walked out of the tunnel at Lambeau Field as the second half was set to begin, he picked up his pace and jogged, earning a monstrous roar from the crowd. He left the field on a cart, and a hush fell over Lambeau Field.
The Bears acquired Mack in a blockbuster deal with the Raiders on September 2 that included two first-round picks being sent back to Oakland. "I'll give you a better answer on Wednesday, but as long as there's no major issues I'll keep playing".
"When I got the ovation, at that point, I said, 'We might as well win this thing, '" Rodgers recounted. That's what we said in the huddle: 'We've got to make some plays.' [Allison] had a great catch. What happened next might go down in Packers' lore as the "Cart Comeback" game.
The Packers are set to face the Minnesota Vikings in their next game.
He returned in the second half to lead the Green Bay Packers to a thrilling comeback victory and declared himself fine for Week 2. He knew beating the Green Bay Packers was a big deal for the Bears.
We all know how effective Rodgers can be when he moves around, but it was happening too much.
After racking up 146 total yards on the first two series, Chicago managed only 148 on its next eight series to finish with 294 for the game. Brady says Rodgers is much more talented than he is.
"You think Kyle doesn't know what catching that ball would do?"
Mack said he wasn't shocked to see Rodgers return.
Mack had a sack, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery, an interception and a touchdown on defense, all in the first half. After two incompletions, Rodgers threw a short pass to Cobb, who did the rest. It worked beautifully on Sunday night.