Twitter had already declared the Green Bay Packers' season dead and buried when Rodgers emerged from the tunnel in the second half to save backup DeShone Kizer from Khalil Mack. He responded with perhaps his greatest comeback yet, throwing three touchdown passes in the fourth quarter on what appeared to be one functional leg to guide the Packers to an improbable 24-23 win. The Packers have been noncommittal on Rodgers' status for Sunday, when he'd be facing a dangerous Vikings defense, but he was channeling Brett Favre after last week's game, so who knows?
Clay Matthews, Packers linebacker (↓ DOWN)
There wasn't much to like about Matthews' game Sunday. He finished with just one tackle, and delivered a pretty egregious late hit on Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky on fourth down that earned the Packers a 15-yard penalty and kept the Bears alive with less than two minutes to play.
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Randall Cobb, Packers receiver (↑ UP)
Rumors of his impending departure have dogged Cobb for months, but he re-established himself as the Packers' No. 2 receiver in their win over the Bears. He turned a quick throw from Rodgers into a 75-yard touchdown scamper that put the Packers in front late, finishing with nine receptions on a team-high 10 targets for 142 yards and a score.
Corey Knebel, Brewers reliever (↑ UP)
Knebel has been red-hot since returning from a brief stint in Triple-A. He hasn't allowed a baserunner in five innings, tossing 10 strikeouts. He retired all four San Francisco Giants batters he faced Sunday to pick up his first save since July 27.
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The Brewers' offense (↓ DOWN)
The Brewers have the firepower to hang with just about anybody, but their bats have gone quiet over the past week. Position players hit just .201 in six games last week, while only star outfielders Lorenzo Cain (.320) and Christian Yelich (.278) hit above .250. It all came to a head with a shutout loss to the Cubs on Tuesday, but the Brewers have been trending in the right direction, and are 7-3 in their last 10 games.
Josh Hader, Brewers reliever (↑ UP)
Hader was feeling it last week, pitching two innings in games against the Giants and Chicago Cubs. He didn't allow a hit and had just one walk, striking out 11.
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Jonathan Taylor, Badgers running back (↑ UP)
Ball security is still an issue, but the Badgers' Heisman hopeful was at it again in Wisconsin's win over New Mexico. Taylor took home Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week honors after torching the Lobos for 253 rushing yards and three touchdowns on 33 carries. He's the first Badgers running back to go over 250 rushing yards in a single game since Melvin Gordon in 2015, and the eighth overall.