5 takeaways from Bears' stunning Week 1 loss to Packers

Aaron Rodgers returns to game after being carted to Packers locker room with knee injury

The Bears came out and earned their first 10-point lead over the Packers since 2007, with Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky looking sharp. Head coach Matt Nagy's offense was a step ahead of Green Bay defensive coordinator Mike Pettine's unit during the first half, because Nagy employed several different formations and personnel groupings to put stress on the defense. He missed nine games last season with a broken right collarbone, preceding Green Bay going 7-9 and missing the playoffs for the first time in nine seasons.

The Bears then stalled at the 14-yard line and settled for Cody Parkey's 32-yard field goal to push their lead to 23-17.

The Bears all but shut down new tight end Jimmy Graham, who caught two of four targets for only eight yards.

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.

Rookie Oren Burks is out for the Packers' opener against the Chicago Bears, meaning either the recently acquired Antonio Morrison or Korey Toomer will start in his place at inside linebacker.

After the Bears offered one of those three-and-outs after the fumble, Mack left nothing to doubt, intercepting Kizer thanks to a huge rush from Roy Robertson-Harris and taking it to the end zone for a 17-0 lead. It was the second turnover Mack forced in the second quarter.

The team announced at halftime that the two-time NFL MVP quarterback was questionable to return with a knee injury. It was one heart-breaking game for Bears fans, but some early struggles from a young team were to be expected.

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Bell will lose out on $855,000 in game checks each week he doesn't report. Center Maurkice Pouncey called Bell's absence "bigger than business".

It all fell apart in the second half, after Rodgers returned from the injury.

Allison completed a terrific reception on Rodgers' first touchdown pass, hauling in the ideal throw in the corner of the end zone with Kyle Fuller trailing in coverage.

Kyle Fuller knows it's a play a No. 1 corner gets paid to make.

A gimpy Rodgers returned in the second half and finally figured out the Bears. Both times cornerback Prince Amukamara was in coverage.

It was Rodgers' first regular-season game home game since last September 28 against the Bears. Green Bay held on for a 24-23 win.

On their first drive of the game, the Bears offense looked effective and modern. Here are five of the craziest numbers from the Packers' wild comeback over the Bears.

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