Packers' McCarthy noncommittal on Rodgers' status against Vikings

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The former NASCAR and IndyCar driver sat up in box seats on Sunday night at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wis. Crosby's PAT put the Packers up for the first time in the game, 24-23, with 2:13 to go.

Packers fans in historic Lambeau Field were understandably shocked, anxious that Rodgers ― whom the team just resigned for a record $135 million ― was out with a season-ending injury.

He then went on to score a touchdown shortly after the start of the game.

Despite a gloomy outlook at the time of his injury, Rodgers came back into the game on the Packers' first drive of the second half. He threw three touchdown passes - one each to Geronimo Allison, Davante Adams and Randall Cobb - to dig the Packers out of a massive hole.

On Sunday night, it looked like the season was going to be over for Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers-and, by extension, the Packers-almost before it began. He completed 20 of 30 passes for 286 yards and three touchdowns against the Bears. "Like I said, we're not that far". But you know again, I think we can take some good out of that game.

Zimmer said he hadn't seen Rodgers' postgame declaration, cracking, "I don't have a TV, so I didn't watch it". Trubisky ran it in for a 2-yard TD on the read-option keeper, giving the Bears the early lead.

Kizer won the backup job in Green Bay after Brett Hundley was traded to the Seattle Seahawks after the preseason.

"We're still collecting all the information", McCarthy said.

"I can't be moving around a whole lot back there", Rodgers said of his mindset upon reentering the game.

Inspired by Rodgers' toughness, the defense stepped up and held Chicago to six points and 134 total yards of offense in the second half. This was a problem in last year's playoff game when Nagy was with the Kansas City Chiefs, and they lost in similar fashion, due to conservative play calling. "I've just got to make the play".

"What really disappoints me about the Pittsburgh Steelers is that offensive line (including Ramon Foster and David DeCastro) taking shots at Bell when they all know we've only got a finite amount of time to make as much money as possible from this game".

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