Packers' Rodgers overcomes leg injury in comeback win

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In just the first two quarters of Sunday night's game between the Bears and the Green Bay Packers, Mack was able to put together a terrifying stat line that surely made Raiders fans get angrier at their team's management.

It was Rodgers' first regular-season game back at Lambeau Field since last September 28 against the Bears. He left the field on a cart, and a hush fell over Lambeau Field.

On their first series of the second half, Rodgers returned to the field for Green Bay, leading a drive that would result in a field goal for the Packers' first points of the night.

But according to NBC's Michele Tafoya, the Packers quarterback is going to try to come back tonight.

Rodgers emerged from the tent and was carted from the sideline to the locker room while holding his knee. This time around, he went down grabbing his knee, stood up, went down again before limping off the field.

Rodgers tossed scoring passes of 39 yards to Geronimo Allison with 13:59 remaining and 12 yards to Devante Adams with 9:01 left to make it 20-17.

Allison completed a terrific reception on Rodgers' first touchdown pass, hauling in the flawless throw in the corner of the end zone with Kyle Fuller trailing in coverage.

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A field goal drive offered a modest start to the second half, and Rodgers only got better from there. Almost all of that came in the second half.

Then Rodgers returned, and the Packers' defense held the Bears in check.

"No, I'm planning on playing", Rodgers said. "When I got the ovation, at that point, I said, 'We might as well win this thing'".

The loss overshadowed an impressive performance by new Bears pass rusher Khalil Mack.

There's little the three-time Pro-Bowl linebacker didn't do.

Remember when it was 20-0 in favor of Khalil Mack and the Bears?

Late last month, Rodgers signed a record four-year, $134 million contract extension. But as he showed against the Packers, it was well worth it. The Packers' comeback from 17 points down at halftime ruined Matt Nagy's debut as an National Football League head coach. Add that knee injury to the mix and things did not look good for the Packers. A stout defense that relies on pass rush and experience. Jordan Howard averaged over five yards per carry, but saw 15 hand offs in the game.

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