The Carolina Panthers won the coin toss and then deferred to the second half. After that, the visitors didn’t know what hit them.
The Green Bay Packers scored the games first 28 points, 21 of those points in the first half, on the way to a 38-17 victory at Lambeau Field on Sunday.
In that first quarter, the Packers out-gained the Panthers 172-5 and piled up a dozen first downs to one for Carolina. Jordy Nelson put up the first touchdown of the game, a 59-yard catch and run to put the Packers in front 7-0. Eddie Lacy and James Starks added touchdown runs of 5 and 13 yards as the Packers went up 21-0 in the first quarter.
Randall Cobb added a three-yard touchdown reception in the second quarter and finished with 6 catches for 121 yards.
Carolina didn’t put their first points on the board until Graham Gano booted a 33-yard field goal as time expired to end the first half. The Packers took a 28-3 lead into the locker room at halftime. [Read more...]