A stout defense that relies on pass rush and experience.
While Bears coach Matt Nagy expressed some measure of regret over his play-calling in a heartbreaking 24-23 loss to the Packers at Lambeau Field on Sunday night, one of his key players would have none of that narrative.
Well the dream was just that for a few hours Sunday night, then it turned into a nightmare.
If you didn't watch the game, Aaron got injured when a Chicago Bears defender fell on top of his knee.
It ruins what was a stellar start for the Bears who were buoyed by a strong effort from newly acquired linebacker Khalil Mack, who had a sack, forced fumble and recovery along with an interception touchdown in his debut.
On Monday, before Gruden makes his long-awaited return to the sidelines against the Rams, ESPN released a snippet of an interview with Gruden in which he tries to claim that the thing we're all missing here is that the Raiders actually traded Mack because he "obviously" didn't want to play in Oakland.
On the eight-play, 81-yard drive that is the Chevy Drive of the Week, Allison caught passes on three consecutive snaps to close the third quarter, gaining 15, 12 and 1 yard to get the Packers near midfield. Chicago went up 10-0 on a Cody Parkey field goal to start the second quarter.
The idea of the Raiders trading Khalil Mack was insane to a lot of people, but the man who helped orchestrate the deal put the blame squarely on one person.
Rodgers had ACL surgery on his left knee while in college.
The Bears went up 7-0 in the first quarter on a Mitchell Trubisky scoring run.
An offensive-minded coach, Nagy had the aggressive Bears' offense pushing the Packers around the field in the first half.
- Aaron Rodgers heard the applause after walking out of the stadium tunnel and back on to the field. Kizer was 18 of 34 for 179 yards that day, while also rushing for 18 yards and a touchdown on five carries.
He finished 20 of 30 for 286 yards, including 17 of 23 for 273 yards in the second half.
His night was presumed over, but Rodgers returned after halftime and led Green Bay to an improbable comeback win.