Raiders coach Jon Gruden: 'Obviously, Khalil Mack didn't want to be here'

Raiders coach Jon Gruden: 'Obviously, Khalil Mack didn't want to be here'

The former NASCAR and IndyCar driver sat up in box seats on Sunday night at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wis.

Nagy and Vic Fangio deserve credit for calling a masterful first half that put the Packers all the way back against the wall.

The Packers overcame a 20-point deficit to defeat the Bears 24-23.

Packers quarterback Rodgers, who signed the richest contract in National Football League history just before the start of the season, left the game in the second quarter as the Bears dominated to lead 17-0 at half-time.

Even after Rodgers came back, Green Bay's win probability dropped under 5 percent when Rodgers was called for intentional grounding with 1:26 left in the third quarter, setting up a third-and-14 from the Packers' own 15-yard line.

The Packers trailed 17-0 at halftime and were down 20-0 by the time Rodgers returned to the field midway through the third quarter.




The Bears jumping out to a 7-0 lead was the least surprising thing about Sunday night's game.

Rodgers didn't have full mobility against the Bears, but Kearse said that didn't matter.

Later Rodgers said his playing status would be more clear later in the week.

Packers coach Mike McCarthy took the podium for his usual Monday media availability and wasn't almost as sure about his quarterback's status for Sunday's game against the Minnesota Vikings. Mack had a 27-yard interception return for a touchdown against backup quarterback DeShone Kizer in the second quarter.

McCarthy said he was prepared to go with Kizer to start the second half until getting the word from the team doctor in the tunnel. Trubisky ran it in for a 2-yard TD on the read-option keeper, giving the Bears the early lead. If Green Bay had scored a touchdown, they would've won either way. Rodgers took control of the Packers' offense with 10:13 remaining in the first half. I'm not sure anyone was asking that question last season before Aaron Rodgers got hurt, but they are certainly asking it now.

We now know that the Bears stole Mack, but it's important he gets into regular game shape to continue and help this defense, and especially the secondary behind him that struggled mightily Sunday night.

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