In the second quarter of Green Bay's Week 1 matchup against the Chicago Bears, star quarterback Aaron Rodgers was carted from the Packers sideline to the locker room after suffering an apparent leg injury.
Although noticeably favouring his left leg at times in the second half, Rodgers completed 17-of-23 passes for 273 yards and three touchdowns to key the improbable victory.
The Chicago Bears led 17-0 at halftime in Lambeau Field after a thoroughly dominant first half performance against the Packers.
Fuller, who ranked No. 2 in the National Football League last season in passes defensed, gifted a would-be game-sealing interception on a quick pass to Davante Adams, the Packers' No. 1 receiver who had scored on the previous possession - not against Fuller - and roasted Fuller in their previous meeting. "I just felt something in it".
Rodgers signed a four-year, $134-million contract extension on August 29.
It was Rodgers' first regular-season game back at Lambeau Field since last September 28 against the Bears.
Rodgers was playing behind his starting offensive line Sunday night, and it was the first time all throughout training camp that all five starters had lined up alongside each other. "You've got to, in that situation, it's about coming back and leading, and if you can do it and deal with the pain, you should be out there".
The Bears came back down to Earth a bit in the second half, but they still gave fans plenty of reasons to be optimistic about their success in 2018.
After almost 10 minutes in the sideline examination tent, the team's medical staff carted Rodgers to the locker room midway through the second quarter of the season opener against the Bears. They took that opportunity to take a shot at the end zone.
Backup DeShone Kizer replaced Rodgers on Green Bay's next drive. On a goal-line play on the first drive where Trubisky ran it in for the touchdown, Chicago had left tackle Charles Leno Jr. lined up as the slot receiver.
Mack didn't start the game, but entered after four plays.
The Packers will lean one again on Aaron Rodgers to lead them into the postseason.
In addition to the young players growing into roles, the Packers still must answer this: Can they rush the passer adequately?
But it would be stunning to think Rodgers wouldn't want to get after it next week, even against the team that in essence ended his season previous year and won the division at Green Bay's expense.
"I ain't seen nothing like that", said veteran tight end Marcedes Lewis, who signed with the Packers in the offseason.