Aaron Rodgers was carted off the field with a left leg injury. The comeback was extra special because of just how deeply Packers fans had fallen into a pit of despair before their spirits soared sky-high when Rodgers started painting a second-half masterpiece.
The Packers overcame a 20-point deficit to defeat the Bears 24-23. The throw was ideal, and Allison's diving catch in the back of the end zone cut Green Bay's deficit to 20-10. He completed 20 of 30 passes for 286 yards and three touchdowns against the Bears.
In the first half of his first outing in blue and orange, Mack recorded a strip sack, ran back a pick-six to push the Bears' lead and added another sack on top of all that.
Mike McCarthy said the offensive staff revisited the entire playbook in the offseason, but it sure didn't look a whole lot different.
Zimmer said he hadn't seen Rodgers' postgame declaration, cracking, "I don't have a TV, so I didn't watch it". "But I knew once I got back on the field and the adrenaline started going, I'd be able to hang in there".
It was Rodgers' first regular-season game back at Lambeau Field since last September against the Bears. "We're paid to deal with injuries and play through 'em".
The Bears settled for field goals after failing to convert on third-and-goal from the 3, third-and-nine at the 15 and third-and-two at the 14. On the following drive, Rodgers delivered a strike to receiver Geronimo Allison, who beat Kyle Fuller to make a 39-yard touchdown catch to cut the lead to ten.
He moved in and out of the pocket and escaped the wrath of the Packers' defense to extend drives in the first half. "You get down to the red zone and you come up with a bunch of field goals and it feels OK because we got some points and we are taking care of the football".
The "New" Playbook: With all that transpired Sunday night, it can be easy to forget that the Packers' offense was pretty gross early on.