Chicago Bears new offense impressive in opener despite losing to Packers

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Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers left Sunday's game against the Chicago Bears and is considered questionable to return after suffering a knee injury. "When we held them to a field goal and it was 23-17 and we were getting the ball back with 2:30, I felt pretty confident we were going to win the game".

Rodgers was later carted off the field, but would return to the field for the Packers after halftime. He has thrown an interception returned for a 27-yard touchdown by Bears linebacker Khalil Mack.

After a stagnant first half that looked like the start of a Bears rout, Green Bay's offense woke up with Rodgers back. Trubisky called his own number on an option and scored the first touchdown of the Nagy era on a two-yard run to make it 7-0.

"Like I've seen him do it from afar, you know what I mean?"

Kizer, who was on the field while Aaron Rodgers was being tended off the field with a knee injury, simply did not stand a chance of doing anything good against the Bears' ferocious defense. We just weren't finishing in the red zone and finishing in critical times. In the early going, the Bears' offense was innovative, productive, interesting and exciting; all aspects that have gone missing in recent Bears attacks. Sure enough, Rodgers took the field with the offense for their first series. Trubisky completed 23 passes, but amassed just 171 yards. After Mack's disruptive performance in the first half, the Bears have to be happy with their decision to spend so much on him. The Bears came out and earned their first 10-point lead over the Packers since 2007, with Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky looking sharp. Remember when the narrative on Rodgers was that he could put up incredible stats and win games, but he couldn't lead comebacks? He had two opportunities to win the game in the final minutes after outside linebacker Clay Matthews' terrible roughing-the-passer penalty.

The Geronimo Allison drive - four catches including a 39-yarder for a touchdown - made it a game.

DeShone Kizer has taken over for the Packers at quarterback.

The Bears converted a respectable 41 percent of their third downs, but they settled for field goals after having drives bog down at the Packers' 8-, 15- and 14-yard lines.

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