Everything pointed to a disappointing and frustrating start to the season for Green Bay as they were down to their hated rivals and also saw Aaron Rodgers get carted off with a left knee injury in the second quarter.
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) lies on the field being hit by Chicago Bears defensive end Roy Robertson-Harris during the second quarter of their game at Lambeau Field. Tight end Delanie Walker was carted off the field later in the quarter because of a right leg injury, and tackle Taylor Lewan suffered a concussion, all of which meant a miserable start for Mike Vrabel in his head coaching debut.
Bears: The Bears played a near-perfect first half which gave them a chance to win the game, however, it was not to be as multiple errors and a dropped interception cost the Bears late.
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I'm predicting an overtime game and the new kicker for the Cowboys, Brett Maher, with the game-winner, 23-20 Dallas over Carolina. He was at the stadium nearly every day, watching film and talking to coaches and players to try and get better.
I originally wrote this lead to read it was impossible to tell which side of the ball for the Bears was more impressive Sunday night at Green Bay: the offense or defense.
The Bears weren't going to be a well-oiled machine in their first game under Matt Nagy, even if they looked that way in the first two quarters. After coming back, Rodgers went 17-for-23 for 273 yards and three touchdowns.
Bears kicker Cody Parkey made a 26-yard field goal to open the second quarter with a 10-0 Bears lead. The biggest concern over his career has been his inability to catch, however against the Packers, he was a factor as a receiver, catching five passes.
"Oh I'm playing next week", he replied. "Again, I've talked about things being a puzzle and you have to make it fit, and you certainly don't want to put yourself in a bind going forward". On almost every other drive, they looked like the same old Bears. Following Rodgers' recent whopper of an extension, he will count for $20.9 million this year, $26.5 million in 2019 and $32.6 million and $33.5 million, respectively, in the two seasons beyond that. He ran 64 yards after the catch for a 75-yard go-ahead touchdown with 2:13 left. Up 20-17, Nagy called for a passing play on third down and a field goal on fourth.