The 2020 NFL season is underway and with a full NFL Sunday like no other fresh in our minds, we take a look back at how the former California Golden Bears did in their 2020 season debuts. Most notably, the former Bear quarterbacks manning the shows in Green Bay and Los Angeles were each victorious on Sunday.
Aaron Rodgers led the Green Bay Packers to a dominant, impressive victory over NFC North rival Minnesota Vikings, 43-34. Rodgers threw for 364 yards and four scores on 32-44 passing. He also added two yards on the ground but this was the Rodgers aerial show.
He led the Packers to 522 total yards and they averaged 6.9 yards per offensive play. They didn’t turn the ball over once with Rodgers at the helm and the majority of his passing yards came in the first three quarters before they were safely in the lead and coasted in the fourth.
Jared Goff led the Los Angeles Rams to a 20-17 victory over the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday Night Football. Goff didn’t quite have the statistical output that Rodgers had, finishing the night 20-31 passing for 275 yards and an interception but the Rams got the job done nevertheless.
Goff added 15 yards on the ground but it was Malcolm Brown’s two rushing touchdowns that put the Rams ahead and ahead for good.
Other Cal Bears making their 2020 season debuts on Sunday:
Marvin Jones Jr. came away with four catches for 55 yards on eight targets while the Detroit Lions fell to the Chicago Bears.
Cameron Jordan had four solo tackles in the New Orleans Saints victory over Tampa Bay.
Alex Mack started at center for the Atlanta Falcons in their loss to Seattle.