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The Latest: Packers vs Bears Updates

Posted: 8:16 PM, Sep 09, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-09 23:33:07-04
The Latest: Bears' Khalil Mack presence felt
The Latest: Bears' Khalil Mack presence felt
The Latest: Bears' Khalil Mack presence felt
The Latest: Bears' Khalil Mack presence felt

PACKERS WIN:

PACKERS: 24

BEARS: 23

 

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The Latest on the NFL’s first Sunday of the regular season (all times EDT): 10:50 p.m.

The Green Bay Packers have come roaring back against the Chicago Bears behind quarterback Aaron Rodgers. A 12-yard touchdown pass to Davante Adams with 9:01 left in the game has the Packers within 20-17 of the Bears.

They have scored 17 unanswered points. Rodgers left the field on the front seat of a cart in the second quarter with a knee injury. The Packers listed him as questionable at halftime, but minutes later he was back on the field throwing warmup tosses.

Rodgers has two touchdown passes in the second half. The Packers have figured out the Bears’ defense with a no-huddle attack.

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The Latest on the NFL's first Sunday of the regular season (all times EDT):

   10:16 p.m.

Aaron Rodgers is back and the Green Bay Packers are finally on the scoreboard against the Chicago Bears.

The team announced at halftime that the two-time NFL MVP quarterback was questionable to return with a knee injury.

Minutes later, he walked back out on the field and threw warmup tosses with backup DeShone Kizer.

Rodgers joined the rest of the offense for the Packers' first drive of the second half with about 9 minutes left in the third quarter. He led them on a 12-play, 46-yard series that ended with a 42-yeard field goal by Mason Crosby to make it 20-3 with 3:37 left in the third.

Rodgers hasn't done much outside the pocket since returning, operating a no-huddle offense.

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UPDATE: Broadcast of game shows Rodgers returning to the field after stretching on the sidelines. 

 

 

 

 

 

The Latest on the NFL’s first Sunday of the regular season (all times eastern):

 9:45 p.m.

It was an awful first half for the Green Bay Packers.

It was a fantastic start for linebacker Khalil Mack and the Chicago Bears' defense, up 17-0 at halftime.

Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was taken back to the locker room on the front seat of a cart in the second quarter. Rodgers appeared to grab at the back of his left leg after slipping to the turf during a hit from Mack and defensive lineman Roy Robertson-Harris.

Backup DeShone Kizer took over. It's not going well for him, either.

Mack had a sack and stripped the ball away from Kizer to end one drive.

Later, Mack had a 27-yard interception return for a touchdown after a pressured Kizer tried to dump off an ill-advised pass to running back Ty Montgomery. The ball went right to Mack.

Chicago acquired Mack in a blockbuster deal last week from the Oakland Raiders.

 

 

9 p.m.

The Chicago Bears are off to a fast start.

A defense reinforced with pass-rushing linebacker Khalil Mack has forced the Green Bay Packers to punt on their first two drives.

Chicago quarterback Mitchell Trubisky is outplaying counterpart Aaron Rodgers. Trubisky completed his first seven passes, looking quite comfortable in new coach Matt Nagy’s offense.

Trubisky has also scored on a 2-yard run. The Bears have a 10-0 lead early in the second quarter.

The Packers had 24 yards of total offense, but minus-3 through the air, after the first quarter.

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8:30 p.m.

It didn’t take long for new Bears linebacker Khalil Mack to get pressure against the Packers.

Mack didn’t start but came in on the fourth play of the game’s opening drive. He got pressure on second-and-10 on Packers right tackle Bryan Bulaga on his first play. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers threw the ball away on third-and-10 and the Packers were forced to punt.

Chicago acquired Mack in a blockbuster trade with Oakland last week.

It was scoreless early in the first quarter.