Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers topped the Carolina Panthers in a gritty 24-16 victory, Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020 in Lambeau Field in Green Bay. The Packers’ win was helped by a rushing game that produced 195 yards and two rushing touchdowns, and by a 143 yards and one touchdown effort by Rodgers.
Rodgers ended the game with 143 yards passing, to go along with one touchdown, no interceptions, and completing 20 of 29 passes. This performance led to a 91.60 passer rating for Rodgers.
The ground game for the Packers saw A.J. Dillon carrying the football 1 times, and Aaron Jones helping with rushing the ball 20 times. The two rushers produced 18 yards and 145 yards respectively in a winning effort. The passing game for the Packers had Rodgers tossing the football to Davante Adams and Allen Lazard as his most productive targets. Adams caught seven passes for a net gain of 42 yards. The secondary target (Lazard) caught five passes for a net contribution of 56 yards.
The Packers were helped by a defensive effort that resulted in three sacks, and one tackle for loss, to go along with two forced fumbles, with no defensive touchdowns.
Compared to Rodgers of the Packers, Teddy Bridgewater of the Panthers threw for 258 yards with zero touchdowns, and zero interceptions, completing 21 of 35 passes, for a 82.80 passer rating.
The Panthers’ rushing game was led by Trenton Cannon and Mike Davis. For the game, Cannon carried the ball zero times, rushed for no yards, and zero touchdowns. Davis supplemented and carried the ball a total of 14 times for a total of 59 yards. Meanwhile Curtis Samuel and D.J. Moore were the top 2 aerial passing targets for the Panthers. Samuel caught four passes from Bridgewater for a total of 42 yards, while Moore contributed with 131 yards from six passes.
In a losing effort, the Panthers defense contributed with five sacks , no forced fumbles, two tackles for loss, and no defensive touchdowns for the game.
After the win, the Packers now have a 11-3 record, compared to the Panthers who now have a 4-10 record.