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Grading the Bears: Tough night for many vs. Packers QB Aaron Rodgers

Grading the Bears: Tough night for many vs. Packers QB Aaron Rodgers

"It stings", coach Matt Nagy said after his Bears debut. He was going down to the grass before being hit hard by Roy Robertson-Harris, who put his weight on Rodgers and forced his legs to collapse awkwardly under his body. Cobb led Green Bay in receiving with nine catches for 142 yards and was a security blanket for Rodgers in the second half. According to Rodgers, he likely won't know for sure if he can play against the Vikings until Wednesday. The quarterback stepped up to avoid Mack's contact, and rookie linebacker Roquan Smith - who had entered on the play in his National Football League debut - wrapped up Kizer for a sack on his very first play. The Bears acquired Mack last week in a trade with the Oakland Raiders. You got a sack of shit. That's the one thing on my mind.

But that was at halftime of the Bears 24-23 loss to the Packers and by the end of the game it certainly wasn't true. He went 23-for-35 for 171 yards. All three of those touchdowns came in the fourth quarter. Lance Kendricks moved the sticks with a 13-yard catch in the second half, but it was a quiet night overall from the group. The Bears added another Parkey field goal on their first drive of the second half.

Nick Perry sacked the Bears' Mitchell Trubisky on fourth-and-10 with 58 seconds to complete the comeback. To start the Packers' 100th season.

B | Jordan Howard (15 carries, 82 yards) almost finished off the Packers late in the fourth quarter, breaking off 16- and 11-yard runs.

Rodgers more than earned that $917,000 in the second half Sunday night at Lambeau Field, showing yet again just how ridiculously good and how indispensable to the Packers he is.

McCarthy said Kizer, who had two turnovers in three series, will "work a lot this week". And when Kyle Fuller had a chance to ice the game with an errant Rodgers throw right into his midsection, he dropped the ball.

The Packers plan to run more tests on their QB on Monday, though Rodgers seems to think his availability for next week's game against Minnesota is a foregone conclusion.

Just about everyone on the planet had the excitement level of a little kid after watching Aaron Rodgers somehow pull off a stunning comeback against the Chicago Bears last night.