Green Bay Packers Goal Line Stand Lifts Them Against Carolina Panthers
It turned out to be a snowy event at Lambeau Field, in Green Bay, Wisconsin in the second half of the game between the Carolina Panthers and the Green Bay Packers.
With Carolina trailing 24-16 with four seconds remaining, the Panthers had a third-and-goal from the 2-yard line. Christian McCaffrey ran the ball and he was stopped just inches shy of the goal line. Green Bay was able to survive against Carolina with a 24-16 win.
McCaffrey rushed for 108 yards on 20 carries and a score. He also caught six passes for 33 yards receiving.
In the first quarter, Kyle Allen threw a 2-yard touchdown pass to Curtis Samuel. Allen completed 28-of-43 passes for 307 yards one touchdown and one interception. He also rushed for 12 yards on three carries.
Curtis Samuel caught four passes for 35 yards receiving and a touchdown.
The leading receiver in this game for the Carolina Panthers was D.J. Moore with nine receptions for 120 yards receiving.
Greg Olsen caught eight passes for 98 yards receiving.
Jarius Wright also caught one pass for 21 yards receiving for Carolina.
Aaron Jones tied the game at seven for the Green Bay Packers on a 5-yard touchdown run later in the first quarter.
With Green Bay trailing 10-7 in the second quarter, he also scored on a 1-yard touchdown run.
With the Packers leading 14-10 in the third quarter, Jones scored on a 13-yard touchdown run. Aaron Jones finished the game with 93 yards rushing on 13 carries and three touchdowns. He also caught no passes in this game as well.
Jamaal Williams also rushed for 63 yards on 13 carries for the Packers.
Davante Adams was the leading receiver in this game for Green Bay with seven receptions for 118 yards receiving.
Aaron Rodgers didn’t exactly light it up in this game for the Green Bay Packers. He completed 17-of-29 passes for 233 yards. Rodgers also rushed for seven yards on one carry.
Christian McCaffrey scored on a three-yard touchdown in the fourth-quarter for Carolina (missed extra-point).
Green Bay found a way to win another close game. This team is considered one of the best teams in the NFL according to some people and the Packers currently move into the number two seed in the NFC with the New Orleans Saints (7-2) losing to the Atlanta Falcons (2-7) on Sunday afternoon.
Carolina is going to have a difficult time finding a way to make it to the playoffs this season. They missed last season as well. This team is still very good, but the Carolina Panthers are still missing something and no it is not Cam Newton.
The NFC playoff picture is loaded, to begin with. If Carolina was in the AFC, this loss wouldn’t be the end of the world for them. But because they are in the NFC, things, and losses are getting insurmountable for them moving forward.
It will be interesting to see what happens with both of these teams moving forward in the future.
The Carolina Panthers (5-4) will host the Atlanta Falcons (2-7) next Sunday.
The Green Bay Packers (8-2) will be on a bye next week. They will then be on the road against the San Francisco 49ers (8-0) in a potential NFC Championship Preview in Week 12 on November 24.
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