Green Bay Packers: Grades from Week 1 victory over Chicago Bears

GREEN BAY, WI - SEPTEMBER 09: Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers avoids being sacked by Akiem Hicks #96 of the Chicago Bears during the first quarter of a game at Lambeau Field on September 9, 2018 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)
GREEN BAY, WI - SEPTEMBER 09: Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers avoids being sacked by Akiem Hicks #96 of the Chicago Bears during the first quarter of a game at Lambeau Field on September 9, 2018 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images) /
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GREEN BAY, WI – SEPTEMBER 09: Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers avoids being sacked by Akiem Hicks #96 of the Chicago Bears during the first quarter of a game at Lambeau Field on September 9, 2018 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)
GREEN BAY, WI – SEPTEMBER 09: Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers avoids being sacked by Akiem Hicks #96 of the Chicago Bears during the first quarter of a game at Lambeau Field on September 9, 2018 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images) /

The Green Bay Packers got off to a disastrous start to begin the 2018 NFL season, but quickly rebounded. Let’s grade the team on how they did in Week 1.

The Green Bay Packers took on the Chicago Bears to begin the 2018 NFL season and it wasn’t pretty. In fact, that’s a complete understatement, as this game was as ugly as it gets for Green Bay and anyone associated with the franchise.

The Packers picked up one first down on their opening drive and then were forced to punt. Chicago then proceeded to march right down the field and put the ball into the end zone on a short Mitch Trubisky run.

Down 0-7 very early on, Aaron Rodgers and the offense looked to respond in a big way. Unfortunately, they went three and out, punted the ball back to Chicago and watched them drive the field and kick a field goal to put them up 10-0.

Unfortunately, that was just the beginning of the bad for the Packers. Rodgers went down in the second quarter and was helped off the field by the training staff. They looked at him under the medical tent for a while before carting him back to the locker room. DeShone Kizer then took over and had two turnovers on his first two possessions to end the half and the Packers found themselves down 0-17 at the half.

Rodgers returned in the second half, but it was obvious his leg was bothering him. The Packers mostly relied on a quick pass game and the pistol in order to keep Rodgers standing upright. They were only able to tack on a field goal during their one third-quarter possession.

Fortunately, Rodgers and the Packers were able to strike quickly in the fourth and made it a game, down three points with about nine minutes remaining. The Bears then methodically marched down the field, bleeding time off the clock and kicked a field goal. Then, the bad man did his thing, finding Cobb for short reception that he took to the house, sealing the comeback victory for the Packers.