If Aaron Rodgers returns to the Green Bay Packers lineup this week against the Carolina Panthers, they’ll be in the position most would have hoped for when backup Brett Hundley took over eight weeks ago.
The Packers and their fans were hoping Hundley would keep the Packers in playoff contention, allowing Rodgers to return with a chance to get the Packers into the postseason.
After Hundley led the Packers to another comeback win on Sunday, 27-21 over the Cleveland Browns in overtime, he admitted himself that the goal was to keep the Packers in the thick of things. He’s won three games since taking over.
Hundley had his best day yet, completing 35 of 46 for 265 yards and three touchdowns. The Packers came from 21-7 down to win it. It’s a franchise record third time in one season that the Packers have rebounded to win a game after being down by 14 or more points.
Davante Adams caught a pair of touchdown passes, the first coming with :17 left to play in regulation to force overtime and the second coming with the Packers already in field goal position. Adams caught a pass and broke a tackle, out-racing the Browns to the end zone for the game winning score. [Read more…]