Here's what we learned in the Green Bay Packers vs Carolina Panthers Game
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers returned after his collarbone injury on December 17, 2017. People thought he might be the saviour of the Packers season but he's just a quarterback. Rodgers completed 26-of-45 for 290 yards, three touchdowns and three interceptions, along with 43 rushing yards on six carries in a 31-24 loss to the Carolina Panthers.
The Packers playoffs hopes were basically dashed as they dropped to 7-7 on the year and the Carolina Panthers improved to 10-4. Once again we found out today why the Packers haven't won many championships with Aaron Rodgers. Their defence was awful once again and they let Cam Newton complete 20-of-31 passes for 242 yards and four touchdowns. He also rushed for 58 yards on 14 carries.
The Packers defence also had no answers for Christian McCaffrey out of the backfield. He had his way all game long. McCaffrey rushed for 63 yards on 12 carries and caught six passes for 73 yards receiving and a touchdown. Greg Olsen had a big game as well with nine catches for 116 yards receiving and a touchdown.
You know the Packers defence is really bad when they gave up two touchdown receptions to Panthers wide receiver Darius Byrd.
Other than the Panther offence, their defence forced four turnovers including a James Bradberry fumble recovery late in the game. The Panthers defence contained the Packers running game. Green Bay rushed for 120 yards on 19 carries total.
Randall Cobb (7 receptions 84 yards), Richard Rodgers (4 receptions 77 yards) and Davante Adams each had a touchdown reception. Adams left the game with a concussion and he didn't return. Adams is becoming the number one wide receiver on this team when he is healthy. He finished with five catches for 57 yards receiving and a touchdown.
Jordy Nelson has lost his touch for the Packers. He only had three catches for 28 yards receiving. Green Bay will host the Minnesota Vikings (11-3) on December 23, 2017, and Carolina will be on the road against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (4-9) on December 24, 2017.