He returned in the second half to lead the Green Bay Packers to a thrilling comeback victory and declared himself fine for Week 2. What happened next might go down in Packers' lore as the "Cart Comeback" game.
He's back, and he vowed late Sunday night that he's staying.
"It was going to have to take something really catastrophic injury-wise to keep me off the field in the second half", Rodgers said after the game. Aaron was taken out of the game and brought into the locker room area for medical testing. Again, it looked pretty grim - until it didn't.
"It's the Bear-Packer rivalry", Rodgers told NBC in an on-field postgame interview.
It was Rodgers' first regular-season game back at Lambeau Field since last September against the Bears. However, I was wrong, and Rodgers returned for the second half but had to wait for nearly six minutes before he could take the field.
"(I was thinking) something special", he said.
The NFL world had its eye on a few things Sunday, one of which was what Khalil Mack would do with the Bears.
Allison doesn't have to be a Pro Bowler this year.
The Oakland Raiders and first-year head coach Jon Gruden are facing increased criticism for trading Khalil Mack after the former Defensive Player of the Year dominated in his Chicago Bears debut Sunday night. 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.
It was night and day between the first- and second-half offenses of both teams.
But he was cleared to return at halftime and came back out for the Packers' first series of the third quarter. Green Bay fell into a familiar and frustrating pattern early on, with Rodgers holding on to the ball while his receivers failed to sufficiently separate from their matchups (more on this later).