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

Name Record ATS Offense Defense Diff ATS Home ATS Away OU Record OU Home OU Away
Green Bay 7-6 7-6 21.09 23.73 -2.64 3-4 4-2 9-4 4-3 5-1
Carolina 9-4 8-4-1 22.55 18.82 3.73 3-2-1 5-2 8-5 4-2 4-3
Power Stats
Yards Per Point
Name Offense Defense Differential
GB 14.63 14.8 -0.16
CAR 14.78 15.32 -0.54
Yards Per Pass
Name Offense Defense Differential
GB 9.51 10.61 -1.1
CAR 10.54 10.07 0.47
Yards Per Rush
Name Offense Defense Differential
GB 4.25 3.81 0.44
CAR 4.20 3.89 0.31
Team Records

Green Bay Packers

Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 7-6 4-3 3-3 7-6 3-4 4-2 21.92 23.23 -1.31
vs Conf 5-4 3-2 2-2 5-4 3-2 2-2 22.56 22.56 0.00
vs Div 2-2 0-0 2-2 3-1 0-0 3-1 22.00 22.75 -0.75
Last 3 2-1 1-0 1-1 3-0 1-0 2-0 27.00 24.00 3.00

Carolina Panthers

Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 9-4 4-2 5-2 8-4-1 3-2-1 5-2 23.08 20.15 2.93
vs Conf 5-4 2-2 3-2 5-4 2-2 3-2 19.78 20.11 -0.33
vs Div 1-1 0-0 1-1 1-1 0-0 1-1 19.00 17.00 2.00
Last 3 2-1 1-0 1-1 2-1 1-0 1-1 29.00 27.33 1.67

Supergrid

Title Stat Rank Stat Rank
Away Team Overall Scoring vs Home Team Overall Defense 21.92 18 20.15 11
Away Team Road Passing vs Home Team Home Passing Defense 218.33 17 216.67 14
Away Team Road Rushing vs Home Team Home Rushing Defense 102.67 18 95.33 11
Home Team Overall Scoring vs Away Team Overall Defense 23.08 14 23.23 19
Home Team Home Passing vs Away Team Road Passing Defense 178.50 30 254.17 26
Home Team Home Rushing vs Away Team Road Rushing Defense 166.67 1 121.33 21

Head To Head Summary

Name Record ATS OU Score Rush YPR PA CP PY TY TO +/-
Green Bay 6-4 5-5 7-3 27.10 103.60 4.00 36.90 62.87 254.10 357.70 1.50
Carolina 4-6 5-5 7-3 22.70 100.60 3.77 32.40 57.41 235.20 335.80 2.10

Head To Head Detail

Date Away Home Score Line Total OU Result ARY APY ATY ATT HRY HPY HTY HTT Away Team Attempts Home Team Attempts Away Team Completions Home Team Completions
Nov 8, 2015 GB CAR 29-37 71 331 402 2 130 297 427 1
Oct 19, 2014 CAR GB 17-38 108 223 331 1 122 241 363 0
Sep 18, 2011 GB CAR 30-23 124 295 419 1 71 404 475 4
Nov 30, 2008 CAR GB 35-31 130 170 300 1 145 293 438 2
Nov 18, 2007 CAR GB 17-31 131 251 382 3 103 214 317 0
Oct 3, 2005 GB CAR 29-32 58 294 352 2 90 196 286 1
Sep 13, 2004 GB CAR 24-14 152 127 279 0 38 262 300 2
Sep 29, 2002 CAR GB 14-17 139 193 332 3 99 199 298 1
Sep 30, 2001 GB CAR 28-7 75 308 383 2 36 133 169 3
Nov 27, 2000 GB CAR 14-31 87 239 326 5 133 223 356 2

NFL Betting Trends

Team Last 5 Games

Green Bay Packers

Date Opponent score Result line ATS Result offensive rush yards offensive passing yards offensive total yards defensive rush yards defensive passing yards defensive total yards turnovers Location
Dec 10, 2017 CLE 27-21 W -2.5/38.5 W/O 85 256 341 136 209 345 -2 A
Dec 3, 2017 TB 26-20 W -3/45.5 W/O 199 77 276 165 230 395 0 H
Nov 26, 2017 PIT 28-31 L 14/43 W/O 80 227 307 121 341 462 -3 A
Nov 19, 2017 BAL 0-23 L 2.5/38 L/U 75 190 265 58 161 219 4 H
Nov 12, 2017 CHI 23-16 W 4.5/37.5 W/O 160 182 342 55 268 323 -1 A

Carolina Panthers

Date Opponent score Result line ATS Result offensive rush yards offensive passing yards offensive total yards defensive rush yards defensive passing yards defensive total yards turnovers Location
Dec 10, 2017 MIN 31-24 W 2.5/40.5 W/O 216 129 345 100 256 356 -2 H
Dec 3, 2017 NO 21-31 L 5.5/47.5 L/O 112 167 279 148 252 400 0 A
Nov 26, 2017 NYJ 35-27 W -5.5/39 W/O 145 154 299 109 282 391 -1 A
Nov 13, 2017 MIA 45-21 W -8/38.5 W/O 294 254 548 100 213 313 -1 H
Nov 5, 2017 ATL 20-17 W 3/42 W/U 201 129 330 53 302 355 1 H

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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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