It all fell apart in the second half, after Rodgers returned from the injury.
Rodgers injured his knee midway through the second quarter after going down on a sack.
Aaron Rodgers put together a performance on one leg many quarterbacks couldn't do with two. He also caught five passes on five targets for 25 yards.
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. They looked at him under the medical tent for a while before carting him back to the locker room.
However, coming out of the halftime break, Michele Tafoya reported during the telecast that Rodgers would try to play in the second half.
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. That's what we said in the huddle: 'We've got to make some plays.' [Allison] had a great catch.
The Bears settled for field goals after failing to convert on third-and-goal from the 3, third-and-nine at the 15 and third-and-two at the 14. The Packers mostly relied on a quick pass game and the pistol in order to keep Rodgers standing upright.
"You think Kyle doesn't know what catching that ball would do?" Unfortunately, they went three and out, punted the ball back to Chicago and watched them drive the field and kick a field goal to put them up 10-0.
We all know how effective Rodgers can be when he moves around, but it was happening too much. He brought the Green Bay Packers back with him.
"It" was more of the same from Rodgers against the Bears.
The last player to record a sack, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery, an interception and a touchdown in one game was none other than Mack in 2016. After two incompletions, Rodgers threw a short pass to Cobb, who did the rest.
Rodgers' post-injury final totals were a stunning 17-of-23 for 273 yards and three touchdowns, including one emphatic chuck out of bounds to run out the final seconds.
Rodgers returned, and so did the Packers mystique. It worked beautifully on Sunday night.