Rodgers pulls off comeback; Packers take opener from Bears
Aaron Rodgers threw a 50-yard touchdown pass to Greg Jennings with 1:11 to play, as the Green Bay Packers beat Chicago 21-15 Sunday at Lambeau Field.
Rodgers finally pulled off the fourth-quarter comeback that eluded him in his first year as a starter - when the Packers lost 7 of their 10 games by 4 points or less. Jay Cutler threw a career-high four interceptions in his Bears' debut.
Tramon Williams ran one of those picks to the one-yard line, where Ryan Grant punched it in for the Packers' only other touchdown.
Cutler completed 17 of 36 passes for 277 yards. His only scoring pass, a 36-yarder to Devin Hester, gave the Bears the lead in the third quarter after Green Bay went up 10-2 at the half.
Rodgers completed 17-28 passes for 184 yards. And he overcame four sacks by the Chicago defense. One of them was in the end zone, where Danieal Manning tackled Rodgers for a safety.
Jennings caught six passes for 106 yards. Grant had 61 yards on 16 carries. The Bears had the edge in total yards, 352-226.
And Chicago held the ball almost six-minutes longer. But it's the Packers who are 1-0, and they'll host Cincinnati next Sunday.
Packers' safety Atari Bigby suffered an apparent knee sprain, and safety Nick Collins needed IV fluids after getting dehydrated.
But the Bears suffered the most casualties. Linebacker Brian Urlacher left in the third quarter with a dislocated wrist.
His linebacking teammate Pisa Tinoisamoa left in the first half with a knee injury. Bears' tight end Desmond Clark left with a back injury. And left guard Frank Omiyale left early with a bad ankle.