"Can't be moving around a whole lot back there", Rodgers said.
So, what was Rodgers thinking when he returned to the field with the Bears up 17-0?
Collinsworth's best line: "When Khalil Mack hit Aaron Rodgers, it was the most expensive collision in National Football League history". The struggles and lack of cohesion shared by the starting group was obvious through the first half prior to Rodgers' injury. Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was carted off the field in the second quarter with a knee injury, only to return after the half. There was DeShone Kizer, the backup quarterback.
With Rodgers' return came an updated gameplan designed not only to keep a swarming Bears front seven away from the banged-up quarterback, but to put the pressure back on Vic Fangio's defense.
With limited mobility, Rodgers operated a no-huddle offense in the second half that kept him in the pocket. "You got to give credit to Green Bay". "We've seen it before". "It's the best thing we do".
Rodgers play appeared to elevate once he returned to the action. "You have to be able to counter what he is doing and on the fly make adjustments". He added 32 yards and a rushing touchdown on the ground. "It's inevitable not to feel a certain way when your guy walks back out after, you know, getting his knee banged up, not knowing what's wrong with it, just that it's swollen".
"(I was thinking) something special", he said.
An offensive-minded coach, Nagy had the aggressive Bears' offense pushing the Packers around the field in the first half.
There's little the three-time Pro-Bowl linebacker didn't do. Even though he missed the entire preseason, Mack made his presence known quickly. What happened next might go down in Packers' lore as the "Cart Comeback" game.
I fuckin' told them - listen, you cunts - I pointed straight at QB1 - we got him.
"I'm really proud of our team".
If there's one positive from Sunday night for this team, it's that the talent gap seems to have narrowed, if not closed, between the Bears and Packers.
A field goal drive in the third quarter finally got the Packers on the board, and then it was a virtuoso performance in the fourth that allowed them to reel in the Bears.
Your daddy lives in Green Bay. They came after all of Chicago assumed they had the game won.