Late addition of Mack adds new wrinkle to Bears-Packers game

Five things to watch during Bears Packers on Sunday

Aaron Rodgers has injured his leg in Sunday night's Week 1 matchup with the Chicago Bears. Run-pass option looks are created to put the ball in Howard's hands moving downhill, and the Packers allowed 112.1 rushing yards per game in 2017. He appeared to fall on his left knee.

Football is back and the first Sunday of football in 31 weeks had everything, from the predictable (the Ravens blasted the Bills), to the wholly unexpected (the Bucs hung 48 points on the Saints in New Orleans), to some of the sloppiest action you'll ever want to see.

Bears 10, Packers 0: No problem with a 26-yarder from Cody Parkey.

The Packers will always be one of the favorites in the NFC, provided they have Aaron Rodgers under center at quarterback. He had six catches for 122 yards, and a 72-yard catch-and-run on third down in OT to set up a winning field goal in an early-season win against the Bengals.

Kizer connects with Cobb for a 29-yard gain.

The second-year quarterback out of North Carolina and former No. 2 overall pick had a very up-and-down first National Football League season. That means we'll get to see Khalil Mack and the defense take the field for the start of the game.

The Bears hit the headlines when they acquired Mack in a trade with the Raiders this month as they gave up two first-round draft picks to secure his services.

The number of years it has been since the Bears have beaten the Packers in a season opener.

Case Keenum completed 25-of-39 passes for 329 yards, three touchdowns, and three interceptions during a 27-24 win over the Seattle Seahawks in Week 1.

In the team's 21-21 tie, the former Buffalo Bills quarterback rushed for 77 yards and one touchdown.

Green Bay's defense will be intriguing to watch under new defensive coordinator Mike Pettine.

That opportunity really didn't come in the preseason, since the starters played sparingly in the second preseason game against the Bengals and then about a half against the Broncos.

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