The Green Bay’s defense surrendered a lot of yardage throughout Sunday’s game, but in the end, they held NFL MVP candidate Christian McCaffrey short of the goal line as time expired and the Packers held on for a 24-16 win at snowy Lambeau Field.
Aaron Jones rushed for 93 yards and three touchdowns, the second time this season he’s rushed for three scores. Jones is the first Packers player since Sterling Sharpe in 1994 with multiple three-touchdown games in a season. He is also the first Green Bay running back since Jim Taylor in 1962 with multiple three-touchdown games in a season. Taylor did it three times that year.
The Panthers got the ball back with 2:25 left on their own 11-yard line, trailing by eight points. Quarterback Kyle Allen drove the Panthers down the field, including completing a 12-year pass to D.J. Moore on fourth-and-10 with 56 seconds left. [Read more…]