Just as things appeared that they could not get worse, they did.
Rodgers led the Packers to a remarkable comeback win over the Chicago Bears after he exited the game with a knee injury and re-entered in the second half.
Patrick posted a message for Rodgers on Instagram following that insane second half comeback. "I realized I probably should jog to let Dr. McKenzie know I could do that".
"When I got the ovation, at that point, I said, 'We might as well win this thing, '" Rodgers recounted.
We all know how effective Rodgers can be when he moves around, but it was happening too much.
Later Rodgers said his playing status would be more clear later in the week. Now, he's exited the field of play entirely, getting carted off to the locker room for further evaluation.
He initially tried to get up, then went back down, and was attended to by trainers.
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"Honestly, everybody is already used to it coming from No. 12", Packers running back Jamaal Williams said. Since Green Bay was trailing 20-0 at the time he came back in, some wondered if it was worth the risk. Then came the pick-six late in the second quarter, with him evading tacklers and finding the end zone. When Bears cornerback Prince Amukamara left the game the play prior, Rodgers wanted immediate blood. "Just a tremendous performance".
But the Bears went three-and-out and gave it right back. We put together four scoring drives, guys making - G-mo [Geronimo Allison] a contested catch, yards after the catch on obviously Davante [Adams' touchdown] and Randall [Cobb's touchdown]. The Packers saw multiple players in the secondary step up to make plays to keep the game alive as long as they did.
What went wrong: The team fell apart without Rodgers.
Rodgers said he did not believe McCarthy altered his playcalling upon his return.
After so much offseason speculation about what form Pettine's defense would take, the Packers' new coordinator didn't disappoint.
"You can talk about potential all day, nobody really cares about it on the football field", Mack said. Trubisky called his own number on an option and scored the first touchdown of the Nagy era on a two-yard run to make it 7-0.
Two plays later, on third and 10 with no timeouts and the two-minute warning fast approaching, Rodgers found Cobb for that 75-yard game-winning touchdown.
Mack had a sack, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery, an interception and a touchdown on defense, all in the first half. Kickoff is scheduled for 1 PM EST.