Aaron Rodgers defeated on return from injury

Posted December 18, 2017

Sunday wasn't the return Packers fans wanted to see.

Cobb, Richard Rodgers and Davante Adams each caught one touchdown for Green Bay.

The game was sealed when Panthers cornerback James Bradberry punched the ball from Packers receiver Geronimo Allison at the Panthers 28-yard line 1:48 remaining. He looked back to his elite-receiving form against the Packers, as he led the Panthers with nine catches and 116 yards, along with hauling in his first touchdown of the year.

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The Green Bay Packers are in Carolina today to take on the 9-4 Panthers. Unfortunately for the Packers, Rodgers couldn't help the defense play better.

Newton also threw for 242 yards and four touchdowns. Jones did a good job of eliminating run after the catch opportunities, allowing just five yards and two receptions on his four targets in coverage. After initially ruling the pass incomplete, a replay review determined Byrd's butt cheeks touched down in bounds before his back landed out of bounds.

Rodgers was his usual slippery self, scrambling for an eight-yard pick-up in the red zone in the first quarter, wiggling out of a would-be Kawann Short sack in the second quarter and then picking up consecutive first downs with his feet late in the third quarter.

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Rodgers threw it 45 times, completing 26 for 290 yards with three touchdowns. The Panthers were 6 of 12 on third-down conversions on Sunday. Bush caught The record for a rookie running back is 88, set by Reggie Bush in 2006.

After he was all but absent production-wise in his return to Bank of America Stadium from injury last week, tight end Greg Olsen became a difference-maker on Sunday. McCafrrey touched the ball nine times on the Panthers' opening drive, going for 60 yards and capping it off with a gorgeous touchdown.

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