The former United Kingdom star, who tweeted out support for the Cats shortly after their streak-stopping victory at Florida on Saturday night, scored what proved to be the game-winning touchdown in the Green Bay Packers' 24-23 come-from-way-behind victory over the Chicago Bears on Sunday night at Lambeau Field in Wisconsin. After being carted off in the first half following a knee injury, Rodgers returned in the second and threw for three touchdowns. The Packers also were down by 20 points in the 2015 "Hail Mary" game at Detroit.
"So it'd have to take something really catastrophic injury-wise to keep me off the field the second half", Rodgers, whose four-year contract is worth at least $134m, told NBC.
"We were running, gunning, we just started feeling, you know, a little comfortable too much, got a little too complacent", linebacker Danny Trevathan said.
However, to the surprise of many - and in a testament to his bloody-mindedness - he returned to the sidelines for the second-half and appeared to be ready to play.More news: Turmoil at Tesla as executives leave and shares tumble
The last time Rodgers left the field on a cart, no good news came from it.
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Meanwhile, Rodgers had only one first-quarter completion, which tied for his fewest in the opening frame since 2014 in Week 17 where he had zero against the Lions. He added 32 yards and a rushing touchdown on the ground.
"I prepared all offseason for the first game of the season and I wanted to ... make an impact", Mack said. "I just can't tell you how proud I am with him". "That guy's a warrior", Cobb said. Mack, the former National Football League defensive player of the year, was traded from the Oakland Raiders to the Bears at the beginning of this month for a package including two first-round draft picks.More news: Tiger Woods off to fast start, chasing first win since 2013
Catch Osi Umenyiora and Jason Bell on the NFL This Week every Tuesday on BBC Two and the NFL Show on Saturdays on BBC One or on the BBC iPlayer. The first catch was the most crucial, as it came on third-and-14 with the Packers on their own 15-yard line and moved the chains. They were costly, with the first taking away at least three points and the second (a bad interception) handing the Bears seven easy points.
And they couldn't stop saying the Packers' resurrection was "stunning" even as they conceded it had happened many times before. "Cool game, but you got to finish".
"I'm obviously not snowboarding anymore". Chicago went up 10-0 on a Cody Parkey field goal to start the second quarter.
It was a game fitting for the Green Bay Packers' 100th season opener.More news: Elon Musk smokes marijuana during podcast