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National Football League notebook: Rodgers leaves with leg injury

National Football League notebook: Rodgers leaves with leg injury”

Sunday Night Football is back and the showcase event sees the Chicago Bears face off against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field and Express Sport takes you though how to keep up with the action live.

A 12-yard touchdown pass to Davante Adams with 9:01 left in the game has the Packers within 20-17 of the Bears. A game in which the Bears dominated the first 30 minutes was ruthlessly turned on its head by Rodgers, who returned for the second half after leaving the game with a knee injury in the second quarter.

Kizer fumbled the ball on his first possession, and it was recovered by Bears linebacker Khalil Mack on a strip sack.

According to ESPN reporter Rob Demovsky, Rodgers had trouble putting weight on his left leg.

The loss of Rodgers obviously is a tough blow given he missed a good chunk of last season due to a broken collar bone suffered in Week 6.

In the end, though, none of Mack's exploits mattered, as the Packers, behind Rodgers' heroics, pulled off a 24-23 come-from-behind victory after being held scoreless by Chicago in the first half. If Green Bay had scored a touchdown, they would've won either way. Right tackle Brian Bulaga, Mack's regular matchup, said there were several plays of the first half that he wants back. The game was lost on that play.

"I've got to get way better, especially playing down the stretch, " he said. Assuming the Packers would have had to pay Mack in the same neighborhood of what the Bears signed him for, the Packers would have been allocating about a quarter of their team salary to two players. It also seemingly transformed a defense that, in the first half, made Mike Pettine's debut as defensive coordinator look much like Dom Capers' finale last season. Because here in the late going against the Chicago Bears, the Packers QB can do no wrong. 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. I'll say as you go through those, you know, a lot of discussions happen - more than deals get done. Rodgers' knee appeared to bend awkwardly as a Bears defender fell on him.



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