Packers’ Rodgers to Return Against Panthers Today

Carolina Panthers

Packers in Must Win Situation Against Panthers

The Green Bay Packers and the Carolina Panthers battle on Sunday at Bank of America Stadium. FOX Sports will have the coverage with kick-off right after 1 pm EST.

Oddsmakers opened the Panthers as -2-point favorites versus the Packers, while the game’s total opened at 44.5. The line is now Carolina -3 and the total has risen to 47.

The Green Bay Packers are on the verge of falling out of playoff contention. Aaron Rodgers is back under center on Sunday and that has all the media attention on him, instead of the NFC South leading Panthers.

Panthers in Dead Heat with Saints for NFC South Crown

Carolina won its last outing, a 31-24 result against the Minnesota Vikings on December 10. The Panthers covered in that game as a +2.5-point underdog, while the 55 combined points took the game OVER the total.

The Panthers have one of the best pass rushes in the NFL. That includes ex-Packer Julius Peppers ravishing backfields from a defensive end spot.

The Panthers put up 31 points last week against the Vikings. The Vikes have the second-best defensive in the league.

The Panthers might have rediscovered the magic formula on offense. A lot of it has to do with running back Jonathan Stewart. He had his first career three-touchdown outing vs. the Minnesota.

The Panthers have won five of their last six games.

Can Rodgers Make a Difference Against the Panthers?

Green Bay won its last outing, a 27-21 result against the Cleveland Browns on December 10. The Packers covered in that game as a -2.5-point favorite, while the 48 combined points took the game OVER the total.

The Packers clearly want to turn to Rodgers. He has been one of the league’s most productive quarterbacks in recent seasons. Brett Hundley was the fill-in and directed the team to a 27-21 overtime victory at Cleveland last week. Green Bay was 3-5 with Hundley under center.

Green Bay  is in a more desperate situation than Carolina. they almost certainly will have to count on a wild-card spot in order to reach the postseason.

Rodgers threw for 369 yards and four touchdowns two years ago at Carolina, though the Panthers won 37-29.

The Packers have to protect Rodgers. They have given up 43 sacks this season. That is the third-highest total in the league.

The Packers have issues on defense to address. Defensive back Davon House out due to a back injury that further weakens a bad squad. The Green Bay defense ranks near the bottom of the NFL.

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Recent Form

NameRecordATSOffenseDefenseDiffATS HomeATS AwayOU RecordOU HomeOU Away
Green Bay7-67-621.0923.73-2.643-44-29-44-35-1
Carolina9-48-4-122.5518.823.733-2-15-28-54-24-3
Power Stats
Yards Per Point
NameOffenseDefenseDifferential
GB14.6314.8-0.16
CAR14.7815.32-0.54
Yards Per Pass
NameOffenseDefenseDifferential
GB9.5110.61-1.1
CAR10.5410.070.47
Yards Per Rush
NameOffenseDefenseDifferential
GB4.253.810.44
CAR4.203.890.31
Team Records

Green Bay Packers

NameRecordHomeAwayATSATS HomeATS AwayOffenseDefenseDiff
Overall7-64-33-37-63-44-221.9223.23-1.31
vs Conf5-43-22-25-43-22-222.5622.560.00
vs Div2-20-02-23-10-03-122.0022.75-0.75
Last 32-11-01-13-01-02-027.0024.003.00

Carolina Panthers

NameRecordHomeAwayATSATS HomeATS AwayOffenseDefenseDiff
Overall9-44-25-28-4-13-2-15-223.0820.152.93
vs Conf5-42-23-25-42-23-219.7820.11-0.33
vs Div1-10-01-11-10-01-119.0017.002.00
Last 32-11-01-12-11-01-129.0027.331.67

Supergrid

TitleStatRankStatRank
Away Team Overall Scoring vs Home Team Overall Defense21.921820.1511
Away Team Road Passing vs Home Team Home Passing Defense218.3317216.6714
Away Team Road Rushing vs Home Team Home Rushing Defense102.671895.3311
Home Team Overall Scoring vs Away Team Overall Defense23.081423.2319
Home Team Home Passing vs Away Team Road Passing Defense178.5030254.1726
Home Team Home Rushing vs Away Team Road Rushing Defense166.671121.3321

Head To Head Summary

NameRecordATSOUScoreRushYPRPACPPYTYTO +/-
Green Bay6-45-57-327.10103.604.0036.9062.87254.10357.701.50
Carolina4-65-57-322.70100.603.7732.4057.41235.20335.802.10

Head To Head Detail

DateAwayHomeScoreLineTotalOU ResultARYAPYATYATTHRYHPYHTYHTTAway Team AttemptsHome Team AttemptsAway Team CompletionsHome Team Completions
Nov 8, 2015GBCAR29-377133140221302974271
Oct 19, 2014CARGB17-3810822333111222413630
Sep 18, 2011GBCAR30-231242954191714044754
Nov 30, 2008CARGB35-3113017030011452934382
Nov 18, 2007CARGB17-3113125138231032143170
Oct 3, 2005GBCAR29-32582943522901962861
Sep 13, 2004GBCAR24-141521272790382623002
Sep 29, 2002CARGB14-171391933323991992981
Sep 30, 2001GBCAR28-7753083832361331693
Nov 27, 2000GBCAR14-318723932651332233562

NFL Betting Trends

Team Last 5 Games

Green Bay Packers

DateOpponentscoreResultlineATS Resultoffensive rush yardsoffensive passing yardsoffensive total yardsdefensive rush yardsdefensive passing yardsdefensive total yardsturnoversLocation
Dec 10, 2017CLE27-21W-2.5/38.5W/O85256341136209345-2A
Dec 3, 2017TB26-20W-3/45.5W/O199772761652303950H
Nov 26, 2017PIT28-31L14/43W/O80227307121341462-3A
Nov 19, 2017BAL0-23L2.5/38L/U75190265581612194H
Nov 12, 2017CHI23-16W4.5/37.5W/O16018234255268323-1A

Carolina Panthers

DateOpponentscoreResultlineATS Resultoffensive rush yardsoffensive passing yardsoffensive total yardsdefensive rush yardsdefensive passing yardsdefensive total yardsturnoversLocation
Dec 10, 2017MIN31-24W2.5/40.5W/O216129345100256356-2H
Dec 3, 2017NO21-31L5.5/47.5L/O1121672791482524000A
Nov 26, 2017NYJ35-27W-5.5/39W/O145154299109282391-1A
Nov 13, 2017MIA45-21W-8/38.5W/O294254548100213313-1H
Nov 5, 2017ATL20-17W3/42W/U201129330533023551H

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Next up:
Green Bay home to Minnesota Saturday, December 23
Carolina home to Tampa Bay Sunday, December 24

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