Chicago Bears outside linebacker Khalil Mack was worth every penny of the $90 million guaranteed he signed for with Chicago during the first half of Sunday night’s season opener at Green Bay.
Mack, who entered the 24-23 loss early in the first quarter, was involved in three game-altering plays that helped the Bears open a 17-0 lead at halftime.nike nfl jerseys cheap china
“You prepare all offseason for the first game of the season, so I wanted to come back and make an impact, but you want to win these games,” Mack said. “That is the only thing on my mind. I hate losing.”
A former NFL Defensive Player of the Year, Mack was at times unblockable, tormenting Green Bay quarterbacks Aaron Rodgers and DeShone Kizer.china nike nfl jerseys cheap
“I was pretty confident the Packers would have a hard time blocking him,” Bears defensive lineman Akiem Hicks said.
At the 9:22 mark of the second quarter, Mack and Bears defensive end Roy Robertson-Harris broke through the Packers’ offensive line and forced Rodgers to the ground. Robertson-Harris was credited with the sack, and the play resulted in Rodgers leaving the game with a knee injury. Rodgers later returned to start the second half.
Later in the first half, with Green Bay’s offense picking up a little momentum behind backup quarterback Kizer, Mack registered a sack, forced fumble and fumble recovery — all on the same play — to thwart a Packers drive that had reached the Bears’ 9-yard line.