Chicago Bears: What we learned from loss to Packers

Chicago Bears: What we learned from loss to Packers

Chicago Bears: What we learned from loss to Packers

He returned for the Packers' first drive of the third quarter, with 9:10 left.

After witnessing what will easily go down as one of the most memorable moments in National Football League history, we came across a tweet about Aaron Rodgers that is so on point. He was assisted off to the medical tent, and eventually taken to the locker room with a left knee injury.

Rodgers returned, and so did the Packers mystique. I was in our facility trying to get it loosened up.

"You know we talked about finishing and we didn't do that", Nagy said.

The two-time NFL MVP just signed a four-year, $134 million contract extension, making him the highest-paid player in NFL history.

The Chicago Bears led 17-0 at halftime in Lambeau Field after a thoroughly dominant first half performance against the Packers. 12 was coming back in, and the Bears, and really anyone for that matter, had no idea what was coming.

But the Packers did actually deal with the Bears' dominant pass rush in the second half.

The trio of Davante Adams, Randall Cobb, and Geronimo Allison combined for more than 270 receiving yards as the Bears struggled to contain the passing game in the second half. Then Rodgers trotted back on the field.

"No, I'm planning on playing", Rodgers said.

"I had the opportunity and just got to make the play", Fuller said.

It was night and day between the first- and second-half offenses of both teams. "He came back and definitely put them in position to win".

What went wrong: The team fell apart without Rodgers.

After that, it was Mack and the defense that took center stage. The Bears then methodically marched down the field, bleeding time off the clock and kicked a field goal. It cooled the Bears' pass rush, exhausted their defense and opened up opportunities for big plays. 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.

"It's hard (to put into words)", Rodgers told NBC after the game. Especially in Green Bay, in prime time. After two incompletions, Rodgers threw a short pass to Cobb, who did the rest.

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