Aaron Rodgers says ‘I’m planning on playing’ vs. Minnesota after knee injury

Aaron Rodgers says ‘I’m planning on playing’ vs. Minnesota after knee injury

And just like that, Rodgers tied the largest comeback win of his National Football League career, according to ESPN Stats & Information.

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers left Sunday's game against the Chicago Bears and is considered questionable to return after suffering a knee injury. He caught fire when he returned to the game, throwing three touchdowns and leading the Packers to an exciting win.

On the flip side, Chicago certainly put up a fight with defensive lineman Khalil Mack tallying up a sack, a force fumble, a fumble recovery, an interception, and a touchdown all before halftime.

Rodgers was carted to the locker room by the medical staff midway through the second quarter.

Ideally, this defense will have proved by then its disastrous second half in Green Bay had more to do with one of the best quarterbacks of all time, and less to do with their own shortcomings.

The Bears, after a gutting 24-23 loss Sunday night at Lambeau Field - loss No. 17 in their last 20 meetings with the rivals to the north - can certainly attest to that.

"Just to be down like that and come back, that was sick", Packers left guard Lane Taylor said.

In the first half of his first outing in blue and orange, Mack recorded a strip sack, ran back a pick-six to push the Bears' lead and added another sack on top of all that.

However, Rodgers' knee turned out to not be a severe injury, and after the Bears orchestrated a field goal drive to go up 20-0 to open the second half, out trotted Rodgers to lead the Packers offense.

Aaron Rodgers carted into locker room with potential injury
The larger story here, though, is the second-half adjustment made by Mike McCarthy and Rodgers to mitigate the Bears' pass rush. Yes, Aaron Rodgers was incredible in his ability to lead a resilient Green Bay Packer group past the Chicago Bears .

But after the break, the two teams switched roles and Rodgers did what only a player of his caliber can do.

McCarthy said he was prepared to go with Kizer to start the second half until getting the word from the team doctor in the tunnel. The result was Rodgers operating nearly exclusively a no-huddle two-minute offense with plenty of quick throws.

Mitchell Trubisky was 23 of 35 for 171 yards.

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

The Bears moved the ball in Sunday night's season opener.

Nagy and Vic Fangio deserve credit for calling a masterful first half that put the Packers all the way back against the wall. They marched 86 yards on 10 plays, capped by Trubisky's two-yard touchdown run.

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

Bears: Host the Seattle Seahawks next Monday.

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