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Reliving the five best moments of Aaron Rodgers’ miracle comeback

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For nearly a year Authentic Randall Cobb Jersey , Green Bay Packers fans waited with patient enthusiasm to see No. 12 step back onto the field for the first time. Following last year’s devastating collarbone injury in week six against the Vikings that left Aaron Rodgers sidelined for the remainder of the 2017 season, Mike McCarthy opted to sit the quarterback for almost the entire month of August, playing him for just four snaps in the second preseason game against the Steelers. Resting Rodgers was the safe bet, because after all protecting the franchise player at all costs is always the goal. So when the Chicago Bears announced they had traded for Khalil Mack, the best pass rusher and most explosive defensive player in the league, a major curveball had been thrown in the Packer’s week one plans. Protecting the franchise player at all costs had just become ten times more difficult. As often happens in the season opener, the Packers struggled to find their footing in the first quarter against Chicago on Sunday night. Aside from the defense that was already struggling to contain Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky, the offensive line was being completely overpowered by a Bears front featuring the newly-acquired Mack. On several snaps, Mack bull-rushed Bryan Bulaga, who looked wholly unable to keep up, right into the pocket, forcing Aaron Rodgers to get the ball out quickly under pressure. Then, down 10-0 and with just over nine minutes left in the second quarter, Bears DE Roy Robertston-Harris rushed right past Corey Linsley for a shot at Rodgers just as Mack was once again able to overpower Bulaga for hit of his own. Aaron Rodgers was down again, this time grabbing his knee and taking him out of the game. For the rest of the second quarter and the entire halftime break http://www.greenbaypackersteamonline.com/nick-perry-jersey , it was looking like there was a possibility that Rodgers’ season was over just as it was getting started. But as Rodgers often does, he shocked everyone watching when he jogged out of the tunnel to start the second half. What ensued in the remaining two quarters of the Sunday night primetime game against the NFC North rival Chicago Bears on the anniversary of the Packers 100th season is nothing short of a miracle. With a twenty point deficit, Aaron Rodgers went 20/30 for 286 passing yards and three touchdowns — all on one leg — to win the game 24-23 making it the Packers largest 4th quarter comeback since 1940. Aaron Rodgers worked an absolute miracle, to put it lightly. On that note, these are the five decisive plays by Aaron Rodgers (in chronological order) in the second half that brought the Packers one of the most historic wins in franchise history. Aaron Rodgers hit a 15-yard dime over the middle to Geronimo Allison, who ran a perfect route on 3rd and 14 with 1:26 left in the 3rd quarter. With pristine protection from the line, that pass set up a first down that was followed by another 10-yard first-down pass to Allison on the next play. 2. Rodgers threw it up to find Allison once again, this time for a 39-yard touchdown pass in the back of the end zone with 14:10 to go in the 4th quarter. Allison was in one-on-one coverage with Kyle Fuller who had struggled all night. 3. After a quick three and out from the Bears. Rodgers was back on the field and hit Davante Adams for a huge 51-yard gain on 2nd and 10. 4. With just under nine and a half minutes left in the 4th quarter, Rodgers slung it out to Davante Adams again who ran it right into the end zone, putting the Packers within three points of the Bears. 5. The Packers defense had another big stop on 3rd and 1 with the Bears just an earshot from the end zone to hold Chicago to a field goal. With 2:29 left to play on a 3rd and 10, Rodgers hit Randall Cobb for the definitive 75-yard touchdown pass, giving the Packers the win. Sunday night’s win over Chicago was nothing short of awe-inspiring. Hobbled on one leg, Aaron Rodgers led the packers to the second-largest comeback in franchise history at Lambeau Field. For the players and for the fans, the way he stepped up and led Green Bay to a victory is something no one will ever soon forget.Cheese Curds, 8/16: Packers look for more success from young defensive players After a relatively successful 2018 opener http://www.greenbaypackersteamonline.com/bryan-bulaga-jersey , the Green Bay Packers’ defense is showing signs of promise. That is particularly true for a handful of first- and second-year pros on that side of the football, and tonight’s second preseason game will be a perfect opportunity to demonstrate that they can keep that success going.Linebacker Oren Burks and cornerback Josh Jackson led their position groups in snaps last week, with Burks leading the way among all Packers defenders. Montravius Adams had a few particularly impressive plays. And Ahmad Thomas is demonstrating why the team’s coaches have been excited about him as he vies for a roster spot.All of those players are mentioned in today’s curds as we look forward to the game against the Steelers this evening.Montravius Adams ‘hungry’ for more in second season | Packers.comAdams is approaching his sophomore season differently than his rookie year, and not just because he's healthy. He wants to get inside the heads of opposing linemen as well as to learn new techniques from the veterans beside him.Justin McCray following familiar path to starting guard spot | Packersnews.comRemember when Lane Taylor backed up both guard positions and then became the starter? It’s a little like McCray’s path to the lineup, although this time it doesn’t involve a veteran being unceremoniously cut at the 53-man roster deadline. Not yet at least...Mike Pettine encouraged by Packers rookies Oren Burks, Josh Jackson | Packers WirePettine is happy that Burks played full-speed and took charge of the huddle later in the game, and also praised Jackson's play in the opener. Now it's time to keep up the good work in the second preseason game tonight.Meanwhile, Ahmad Thomas is also fighting for linebacker snaps, and he was on the Jim Rome Show on Wednesday to talk about the competition to replace Jake Ryan:Browns S Damarious Randall won his jersey bet, but donated some anyway - SBNation.comRemember when Randall bet everybody a free jersey if the Cavs won the NBA Finals? Well he didn't have to pay up, but he did donate a bunch of jerseys (with his name and number, for the record) to a local Boys and Girls Club in Cleveland.Over 100 puppies adopted at Browns training camp - NFL.comMore Browns news: HOORAY FOR PUPPIES!Ramen Noodle heist in Georgia | FOX 13 Tampa BayBest headline of the day? Best headline of the day.

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