Rodgers was injured when Bears defensive end Roy Robertson-Harris seemed to fall on his left knee after a second-quarter sack. Tight end Delanie Walker was carted off the field later in the quarter because of a right leg injury, and tackle Taylor Lewan suffered a concussion, all of which meant a miserable start for Mike Vrabel in his head coaching debut.
The Packers quickly drove down the field upon Rodgers' reentry Sunday night to lead the Packers to a field goal and trim Green Bay's deficit to 17.
Based on La Canfora's report and what the Raiders have acknowledged publicly through Jon Gruden and Reggie McKenzie, it sounds like the Raiders wanted to extend Mack's contract with their initial offer or let him play out the final year of his rookie deal. He finished 20 of 30 for 286 yards, including 17 of 23 for 273 yards in the second half.
Bears kicker Cody Parkey made a 26-yard field goal to open the second quarter with a 10-0 Bears lead. "We knew they were going to do some insane stuff to keep it simple; tackle over, lineman out at wide receiver spots, three guys in the backfield", Green Bay linebacker Blake Martinez said post-game.
"I prepared all offseason for the first game of the season and I wanted to. make an impact", Mack said.
"Walking out (for) the second half", Rodgers said when asked when he knew the Packers would win. Suffice to say, allowing a 39-yard touchdown to formerly undrafted Geronimo Allison, the Packers' first touchdown Sunday night, and whiffing on the pick fall well below them. The Bears were more than willing to pay the price, but they also got a little back, too. "But you want to win these games". Trubisky completed 23 passes, but amassed just 171 yards.
The go-ahead score was a 75-yard catch-and-run touchdown by Randall Cobb with 2:13 remaining.