A goal-line stop and some wintery weather highlighted the Green Bay Packers’ win versus the Carolina Panthers. But these five players made the win possible.
By the end of the 24-16 Packers victory, Lambeau Field looked like a football dream. Snow was falling onto the turf as the Packers stopped Christian McCaffrey mere inches off the goal line that would have put the Panthers within two points of the Packers and a chance to tie with a two-point conversion.
It was a great victory and a fine way for the Packers to bounce back after their embarrassing loss to the Los Angeles Chargers the week prior.
The Packers defense was able to limit McCaffrey’s impact and continued their bend-but-don’t-break style, giving up a ton of yards but not a lot of points.
The defense was also able to get two timely turnovers from young starter Kyle Allen. Each killing promising drives. The fumbled snap was recovered near midfield while the interception occurred in the end zone with the Panthers down 11 and driving for more points.
On offense, the run game dominated the Panthers defense, especially in the second half. The Packers put up 163 yards on the ground and scored all of their touchdowns that way.
It was a great team effort and a the Packers can head into some much-needed downtime on a winning note.
These five players made key contributions to help the Packers head into the bye at 8-2.