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Greg Bintz, Correspondent

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Boos chased the Green Bay Packers (1-0) into the bowels of Lambeau Field going into halftime. An embarrassing, mortifying first half could be summarized like this: the offense was lackluster, Aaron Rodgers was hurt (some feared his ACL was torn), and they were getting blanked by the Chicago Bears (0-1) 17-0 in primetime on Sunday Night Football.

Talk about shocking.

However, don’t ever forget the Packers blew a 16-0 lead once… and yes, the 28-3 lead blown by the Atlanta Falcons. The game can change quick.

And that’s exactly what happened.

Rodgers came out of the tunnel wearing a splint and jogged his way to the sideline before coming out and leading the Packers’ offense to a mind-blowing, and quite frankly, nail-biting 24-23 victory. It was huge for the division, as the Packers kept pace with the Vikings (1-0) before the two teams play this Sunday at Lambeau (12pm, FOX).

The comeback started with a late field goal in the third quarter. Early in the fourth, Rodgers threw a bomb down the right sideline to Geronimo Allison for a touchdown, effectively cutting the Bears’ lead in half. On the next possession, Rodgers connected with Davante Adams, who made a shifty move and scored a touchdown.

Chicago came back to score a field goal, but gave the highest paid player in the NFL too much time to score a potential go-ahead touchdown.

On third and ten from the 25, Rodgers limp-ran his way to the left and fired a laser to Randall Cobb that just barely cleared the hands of a defender.

‘I don’t know how it looked on TV, but from the press box the amount of open space in front of Cobb when he turned around was jaw-dropping. There was a stunned energy in the immediate roar of the crowd”, explained packers.com senior writer Mike Spofford.

Cobb ended up taking the 11 yard pass all way after Ty Montgomery’s surreal block at the 4 yard line sealed the deal. Just like that, Green Bay was on top and defied the odds of winning after the defense stopped Chicago on 4th down.

Whether Rodgers plays this week is still up in the air, but he seems to already think he’ll play.

“I’ll give you a better answer on Wednesday, but as long as there’s no major issues I’ll keep playing”, he told reporters after the game.

They paid him for a reason, folks.

He’s a baaaad man!

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