Davante Adams then found a connection with Rodgers, taking a pass and going 51 yards downfield to set up his later touchdown reception from 12 yards out to make it 20-17.
The defense clearly was the better unit for the Bears, dominating the entire first half and sending Aaron Rodgers to the locker room on a cart with 9:05 to play in the first half.
So with his teammates heading back onto the field, the question about Rodgers still hung in the air: Would he even try?
I originally wrote this lead to read it was impossible to tell which side of the ball for the Bears was more impressive Sunday night at Green Bay: the offense or defense.
The go-ahead score was a 75-yard catch-and-run touchdown by Randall Cobb with 2:13 remaining. Following Rodgers' recent whopper of an extension, he will count for $20.9 million this year, $26.5 million in 2019 and $32.6 million and $33.5 million, respectively, in the two seasons beyond that. Hundley started nine games - and won only three - last season after Rodgers broke his right collarbone. "We had to get adjusted and I think that first couple drives we were trying to do too much".
It was 10-0 when Rodgers left the game.
After Rodgers was flagged for intentional grounding with 1:52 left in the third quarter, the Bears had a 98.2 percent chance to win the game, according to win probability.
An offensive-minded coach, Nagy had the aggressive Bears' offense pushing the Packers around the field in the first half. The recently acquired outside linebacker generated takeaways on the two drives that Packers backup quarterback DeShone Kizer was in the game in place of Rodgers at the end of the first half. Trubisky completed 23 passes, but amassed just 171 yards. On a goal-line play on the first drive where Trubisky ran it in for the touchdown, Chicago had left tackle Charles Leno Jr. lined up as the slot receiver.
And just like that, Rodgers tied the largest comeback win of his National Football League career, according to ESPN Stats & Information. But the offense was stalled again on fourth down as a sack-fumble put an end to a nightmare game that started like a dream. "We knew what they were going to do and knew it was going to be some hard hitting in the gaps, but we're always ready for the challenge".
For a while, the Vikings' quarterback, Kirk Cousins, actually was making more money than he was. The Packers would kick a field goal, and Rodgers showed no real signs of an injury on the series.