Packers hang on for win over the Panthers

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At the end of the first half, with two seconds on the clock and a single yard to cover, the Packers kept the ball on the ground rather than letting Aaron Rodgers throw it.

In a micro view, it was a bad decision. As a theme, it was a good sign for the future.

The Packers improved to 8-2 with a nerve-wracking 24-16 win over the Panthers, hammering them in the second half with a run game and a defense which should serve them well the rest of the way.

The Packers rushed for 163 yards as a team, with running back Aaron Jones totaling 93 yards and three touchdowns. With that kind of output, Rodgers didn’t have to do the things he’s so often done on his own. That’s the kind of thing that will help as they look to the rest of the regular season and postseason.

While the Panthers (5-4) got the big stop at the end of the second quarter — when the Packers opted against a chip shot field goal for a seven-point lead — the Packers gashed them in the second half. It was the kind of cumulative breakdown of run defense that happens when teams have to defend long drives, in cold weather, with an offense that offers a slim margin of error.

Panthers quarterback Kyle Allen has found success while operating with a safety net, but it wasn’t there for large portions of Sunday. He fumbled the ball away (his fifth of the year) and threw an interception to lose his second career start. The Panthers have won with him on the field in his other five starts this year, but losses against the 49ers and Packers may have exposed them as a clear step below the playoff-level teams in the NFC.

He was still able to get the Panthers into position to possibly tie the game with a touchdown and two-point conversion, but Christian McCaffrey was ruled a yard short of the end zone, and replay upheld the call on the field.

It was a strong performance for Allen on the whole, as he threw for a career-high 307 yards.

77 responses to “Packers hang on for win over the Panthers

  1. Another glorious win for the most successful franchise in in NFL history.

    Let’s all take a moment to bask in the magnificent splendor of the mighty Green Bay Packers.

  2. Tough loss for the Panthers. Looked to me like McCaffrey probably broke the plane, but I get there was not enough visual evidence to overturn. Kyle Allen is going to be a really good QB if he can get the ball security issues under control.

  3. The officiating carried the Panthers the length of the field that last drive. The QB committed grounding with abandon, Offensive PI ignored, and on the last play – the lineman tried to pull McCaffrey across the goal line – a rule that they conveniently just decide not to enforce. 8 and 2 going into the Bye. GPG

  4. Not many people had GB 8-2 heading into their bye, I will gladly take it, hopefully the rest does them well and the extra prep time helps going to play a very tough SF team on the road.

  5. Tougher than it should have been. Rodgers just isn’t Rodgers anymore. He’s still a good QB but can’t carry the team anymore. LaFleur is a rookie coach and it shows in some of his play calling and decisions. Pettine’s defense barely held on.

  6. bunners1 says:
    November 10, 2019 at 7:51 pm
    Tougher than it should have been. Rodgers just isn’t Rodgers anymore. He’s still a good QB but can’t carry the team anymore. LaFleur is a rookie coach and it shows in some of his play calling and decisions. Pettine’s defense barely held on.

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    Apparently you don’t know the Packers are 8-2.

  7. This has been bird football.

    Cheap, cheap, cheap!

    Congrats to our Packers.

  8. Yet another tainted win by the Packers. The biggest fake record in history.

    I’ve never seen a fan base cry endlessly. Every day every post. There really needs to be alot of man cards revoked in that dreary state.

  9. Why was that offsides blown dead at the end of the game? Oh that’s right because Allen’s name is not Rodgers who get a free play on everyone of those.

    I’ll admit I did not see how tough it was going to be to beat Green Bay at home this year. I had no idea how badly the NFL wants Rodgers in the playoffs one last time.

  10. McCaffrey was clearly stopped short and a teammate tried to carry him over into the end zone. I don’t think they let you do that.

  11. Young LaFleur tries his best to lose this game. You can’t have heavy personnel in the game on that 4th to end the half. Get Adams in the field. Everyone knew that run was coming. I also think he should have gone for the 4th and 3 to end the game. 8-2 and a nice time for a bye. San Francisco in two weeks is going to be a big one!! Go Pack!!

  12. Packers are pretenders. Average to poor D. Average qb. Arm is gone. Runs around in pocket on most important plays. Misses wide open recievers. Never recovered arm since broken collar bone. Arrogant. Dont like this team. They like themselves.

  13. Bogus P.I call on Lazard, intentional grounding call ignored, trying to pull a back across the goal line…. Yeah those refs were definitely in the Packers back pocket 🙄

    8-2 going into the bye.

    Scoreboard.

  14. Liberalsruineverything says:
    November 10, 2019 at 7:46 pm

    Yet another tainted win by the Packers. The biggest fake record in history.
    _____________________

    From a trumpanzee? The irony is funny indeed.

  15. Young LaFleur tries his best to lose this game. You can’t have heavy personnel in the game on that 4th to end the half. Get Adams in the field. Everyone knew that run was coming.

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    Pettine calls the plays on defense.

  16. Something about a hard-fought Packer win at Lambeau in the snow. Great game and props to the Carolina team and fans for a game effort.
    Game Balls:
    Pack front 7 run defense – McCaffrey got a score, but for most of the game, he was held well below his recent game averages/results;
    Kevin King: dude balled most of the game and made some key breakups – cover;
    Lambeau Crowd: loudest I have heard in a while;
    Pack Run Offense – Jamaal Williams in particular was just punishing guys. AJ – plays MUCH bigger then his size.

    Lame Calls:
    TE pass defense poor. Greg Olsen stud play until the latter part of the last, failed drive by Carolina. That’s when Pettine finally started manning up on Olsen;
    Red Zone decision right before half. I would have taken the FG;
    Poor calls by officials on: 1. McCoy with near sack of Rodgers and roughing passer at end of first half; 2. Non-call of intentional grounding on Allen on last drive by Carolina. 3. Offsides on Smith was tacky-tacky on same drive, but I’m a homer.

    Important win by Pack as they stay ahead of Vikings regardless of their outcome tonight. Tick-tock.

  17. cheeseisfattening blathers like a moron:
    November 10, 2019 at 7:58 pm
    Why was that offsides blown dead at the end of the game? Oh that’s right because Allen’s name is not Rodgers who get a free play on everyone of those.

    I’ll admit I did not see how tough it was going to be to beat Green Bay at home this year. I had no idea how badly the NFL wants Rodgers in the playoffs one last time.

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    First, how pathetic is your life that you obsess over the Packers so much? I feel pity and yet laugh at you at the same time…anyway, I was here to teach. There’s not a more clueless fan base than that of the Vikings.

    There were two offside type calls at the end of the game. Unabated to the QB is always stopped. Whether it’s Rodgers or anybody. I know you watch every second of every Packers game so you’ve seen it. The second came on 4th down and the play did continue because Preston Smith did jump offside, but stopped moving so the play continued on.

    In the future please ask when you don’t understand. Fans of other teams are really nice and will explain the game to you.

  18. This is why no one takes Viking fans seriously. While everyone with working eyes saw the intentional grounding that wasn’t called and didn’t see an offsides that was called (to extend the final drive), Viking fans are whining about the Packer refs yet again. What a pathetic bunch. Hear them tell it we should be 0-10 right now. Good news is that in a few hours they’ll be very quiet.

  19. What a game, hard fought until the end.
    What a great way to bounce back after last Sunday’s West Coast debacle.
    Love November football played outside the way it was meant to be played. (Sorry, arena football sucks!)

    8-2 going into their bye is very sweet.
    Time to rest up, heal up and prepare for the stretch drive.
    Niners remain dead ahead and will definitely be a tough row to hoe.

    The Barneys will cry and whine into their stale lutefisk, they always do and it will simply never change.
    But that’s quite alright, as their tears are just so damn delicious.

  20. shlort says:
    November 10, 2019 at 8:06 pm
    The whining about the refs is getting pretty old.
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    no what’s getting old is the blatant bad calls in favor of the Packers every home game. That need to stop first

  21. Green bay had 10 penalties against and Carolina only 5. So there is that fact, which is contrary to the Vikings fans claims. Don’t let facts get in the way though.

  22. Yet another tainted win by the Packers. The biggest fake record in history.
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    From a trumpanzee? The irony is funny indeed.
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    Lol, good call.

  23. pkrlvr says:
    November 10, 2019 at 8:10 pm
    This is why no one takes Viking fans seriously
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    Actually it’s coming from fans across the NFL. Not just from Viking fans. But then again you are a champ of selective reading.

  24. I’m thrilled that The Usuals are here crying in unison. Yeah, they’re singing under street lights…off key, but singing nonetheless.

    Go Pack.

  25. no what’s getting old is the blatant bad calls in favor of the Packers every home game. That need to stop first
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    Dry your crying eyes son, your team is on and about to be embarrassed on prime time. Save those tears for then.

  26. Both teams got gifts from the refs but the Panthers got more, both called and not called. Closer than it should have been, but a win against a team with a winning record is always especially nice. Offense mostly back in sync. Defense could have ended it earlier with a pick, but nice stand at crunch time. Rest up and start the stretch run in two weeks!

  27. The biggest bad call that influenced the outcome of the game was the roughing the passer that should not have been called. If called correctly the panthers would have gotten the ball and gotten either a fg or a td so panthers would have been down by 1 or up by 3 at the start of second half and entire game is played differently.

  28. The Packers defense has been exposed. The Panthers moved the ball at will against them for much of the game.

  29. To all who saying the reds sides with the pack, watch the game. Don’t just read the articles in pft. OK on Adams in end zone was crazy. How is it ok when the db grabs the receiver and turns him? The last drive was really bad, as they wouldn’t show replays of the penalties

  30. Cheese been saying the same thing since the Packers were 10-6. 7 wins, 6 wins, 8-2……… it’s all the same to Cheese. His fresh, timeless takes stay consistent no matter the circumstance.

    I expect he’ll dust off “one-and-done” and “Eddie Lacy eats things” soon enough.

  31. If the Vikings were 8-2 and we expected much worse I would be blaming the refs for every win and laughing at every loss.

    Actually, no. I wouldn’t. I’d be a liar then.

  32. LandOf10000MethLabs says:
    November 10, 2019 at 8:32 pm

    Definition of “trumpanzee”:
    An American who loves his country and despises socialism

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    The definition of “delusional” is thinking that a celebrity billionaire is looking out for your best interests, or those of the country.

  33. GenXJ says:
    November 10, 2019 at 7:46 pm
    McCaffrey was clearly crossed into the endzone……

    Your right McCaffrey did cross into the endzone, but the ball didn’t.

  34. The Packers defense has been exposed. The Panthers moved the ball at will against them for much of the game.
    >>><<<<
    Even McCaffrey would laugh at reading this.

  35. If called correctly the panthers would have gotten the ball and gotten either a fg or a td so panthers would have been down by 1 or up by 3 at the start of second half and entire game is played differently.
    >>>><<<<<
    A. Your projection of what the Panther's coulda, woulda, shoulda done is literally a moot point;
    B. The Packer's first drive of the second half was the difference maker…and that is totally on Carolina.

  36. An American who loves his country and despises socialism.
    —–
    We already have socialism buddy. Who do you think pays the police, firemen and women, teachers, etc?

    But I have to ask, if you love your country so much, why do you support the most un-American president we’ve ever had? One that undermined the very foundation of our democracy when he said if he didn’t win it’s because our elections are rigged. A guy who obviously has vested interests in Russia. A guy who straight up violated the law by asking FOREIGN governments to interfere in our elections. A guy who couldn’t go to war because of shin splints. Funny way to love your country.

  37. What do you call a viking with a superbowl ring??

    A) A former Packer.

    What do call a loser that whines non-stop about the refs??

    A) A viking’s fan.

    Don’t worry ‘queen’s fans, Rodgers will retire in a few years and your pitiful team can beg him to sign….you’ll also pay a 60 year old Mason Crosby a boat load of cash only to have him clank it off the crossbar in the playoffs ending yet another futile season.

    #SKOL Still Keep On Losing

  38. The whining about the refs is getting pretty old.

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    That’s because it’s been going on for a long time

  39. When the season began, I wondered what kind of team the packers would be with their off season spending spree.

    Now it’s the middle of the season and I’m wondering if the packers can win a game without assistance from the officials.

  40. Not only will the Packers get to rest week, the Vikings fans will also get a rest from griping about the plays, and refs, about nitpicking how each thing could make or break the outcome of the game.

  41. Can’t wait for the pecker to win the division and go one and done..#karma. But it wont be as gratifying as 4th and 26, farve int, 15-1, Kap running wild 2x, Arizona, Atlanta, or the 2014 nfc choke-inopnship.

  42. Hard to beat Ewwin Wawgers when Jerome Boogers fabricates penalties out of thin air. That is what he has always done. Amazing he knows where he is on the field with his head up his…

  43. pkrh8tr says

    Can’t wait for the pecker to win the division and go one and done..#karma. But it wont be as gratifying as 4th and 26, farve int, 15-1, Kap running wild 2x, Arizona, Atlanta, or the 2014 nfc choke-inopnship.

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    So you’re giving up the division???

    Regardless,the 4 super bowls and most championships in football offset those setbacks.

    Tell us though, what offsets 4 SB LOSSES and that “clank” sound stuck in your head??

  44. LandOf10000MethLabs says:
    November 10, 2019 at 8:32 pm
    mypercyhurts2 says:
    From a trumpanzee? The irony is funny indeed.

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    Definition of “trumpanzee”:
    An American who loves his country and despises socialism.
    ——————————

    Lol, good call.

  45. I’m so confused as to how people can honestly sit there and complain about reffing for the Packers. Did they not watch that entire last drive that had a very evident intentional grounding, a ridiculous no-call OPI in the end zone that twisted King’s helmet and entire upper body around, and to top it all off the “offsides” when Smith’s foot never even left the ground and the only part of his body that was anywhere near the LOS was his head. Sit there and riddle me all of that on one drive and complain about officiating again.

  46. Got that *W*👏

    8-2 at the bye and control our own destiny.👍

    Some teams need help from others to get where they want to go. Not this team.

    A number of players have been playing through some things so this bye comes at the perfect time to get healthy and come back stronger on November 19th and prepare the final 6 games with a purpose!

    #GoPackGo!🏈

  47. chris wirth says:
    November 10, 2019 at 8:03 pm

    Put Cam Newton on the field and the score is Car 45 GB 24.

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    If wishes were horses, beggars would ride.

  48. jimmygeewhiz says:

    November 10, 2019 at 7:58 pm

    McCaffrey was clearly stopped short and a teammate tried to carry him over into the end zone. I don’t think they let you do that.
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    How different is that than having your entire OLine get behind you and push?

  49. northwoodsv2 says:
    November 11, 2019 at 3:43 pm
    jimmygeewhiz says:

    November 10, 2019 at 7:58 pm

    McCaffrey was clearly stopped short and a teammate tried to carry him over into the end zone. I don’t think they let you do that.
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    How different is that than having your entire OLine get behind you and push?

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    From the NFL rules:
    12-1-5
    Article 5 No offensive player may:
    (a) lift a runner to his feet or pull him in any direction at any time; or;

  50. Couldn’t beat the Chargers but took advantage at home for a win. Good luck with the rest of the schedule. Not sure the refs can be entirely counted on, but guessing they will give it a good old college try none the less.

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