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. Then he picked off a Kizer screen pass and returned it 27 yards for a touchdown that gave the Bears a 17-0 lead. The recently acquired outside linebacker generated takeaways on the two drives that Packers backup quarterback DeShone Kizer was in the game in place of Rodgers at the end of the first half. But it's the way he responded from that 2016 campaign, the bond he's formed with Vic Fangio and lessons he's learned from his toughest moments, that Bears fans now must hope he'll be able to mimic following another tough bout with adversity.
Khalil Mack dominated while Mitchell Trubisky ran Matt Nagy's offense to perfection, and Chicago took a 17-0 lead into halftime. But the offense was stalled again on fourth down as a sack-fumble put an end to a nightmare game that started like a dream.
On the Packers next drive, Rodgers found receiver Geronimo Allison on a lovely 41-yard touchdown pass to cut the Bears lead to 20-10. After his return, he went 17-for-23, 273 yards, three touchdowns and improved to a 130.7 passer rating.
He moved in and out of the pocket and escaped the wrath of the Packers' defense to extend drives in the first half. Undoubtedly, they are busy preparing for their game against the Rams on Monday night. Right tackle Brian Bulaga, Mack's regular matchup, said there were several plays of the first half that he wants back.
"(I was thinking) something special", he said.
When Bears fans closed their eyes and imagined the flawless opening to the Matt Nagy era, they might have imagined a few things.
In the fourth quarter, the Super Bowl MVP led three touchdown drives, kicking things off with a 39-yard touchdown pass to Geronimo Allison.
Despite bringing in Mack, the Packers are a 7.5 point favorite to win tonight's game. He went 23-for-35 for 171 yards.
The go-ahead score was a 75-yard catch-and-run touchdown by Randall Cobb with 2:13 remaining. "Making big-time plays", Nagy said.