Packers' Aaron Rodgers returns after knee injury

Packers' Aaron Rodgers returns after knee injury

- Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers suffered what could be a potentially serious knee injury in the team's season opener against the Chicago Bears.

A lot needs to go right for a team to come back from 20 points down with 20 minutes left.

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. Several Packers players agreed this was the loudest they've ever heard the crowd at Lambeau Field.

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Rodgers, 34, finished the game 20 of 30 for 286 yards (273 in the second half) and three touchdown passes, all in the fourth quarter.

It was Green Bay's largest fourth-quarter comeback win in franchise history. 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. No other player on the Packers roster produced more than 25 receiving yards.

Perhaps that little knee injury was the best thing that could have happened to Aaron Rodgers.

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The Packers came out of the locker room with Rodgers back under center, went to their no-huddle offense and quickly began to wear the Bears' pass rush out. Fuller, who ranked No. 2 in the National Football League last season in passes defensed, gifted a would-be game-sealing interception on a quick pass to Davante Adams, the Packers' No. 1 receiver who had scored on the previous possession - not against Fuller - and roasted Fuller in their previous meeting. It took a super-hero performance from Rodgers, an underrated effort from the defense and big-time production from the top three receivers to get it done Sunday night at Lambeau Field. "It would have had to take something really catastrophic injury wise to keep me out of the second half".

Was it Mack's lack of a preseason that stole a quarter step from him late in the game?

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. Trubisky completed 23 passes, but amassed just 171 yards. He also ran for 32 yards on seven carries, including a 2-yard touchdown run in the first quarter.

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