Green Bay continues to relax, blow out Carolina
The Green Bay Packers are playing really good football right now.
All Green Bay has done is win since losing to Detroit and after Aaron Rodgers told Packers fans to relax.
Sunday, Green Bay walloped Carolina, 38-17 behind another big performance by Rodgers.
Rodgers tied Tom Brady's NFL record, Sunday, by throwing at least three touchdowns and no interception in four straight games. He also tied Bart Starr's franchise record for his sixth-straight game without an interception. Rodgers was 19-of-22 for 255 yards and threw three touchdowns and no interceptions. His passer rating was 154.5. On the season, Rodgers has now thrown 18 touchdowns and only one interception.
The Packers started fast against the Panthers when Rodgers tossed a 59-yard touchdown pass to Jordy Nelson. By the end of the first quarter, Green Bay led 21-0 after rushing touchdowns by Eddie Lacy and James Starks.
Rodgers found Randall Cobb and Davante Adams for touchdowns as well in their blowout win over Carolina. Cobb led the Packers in receiving with six catches for 121 yards.
Nelson and Cobb have now caught 82 passes 1,164 yards and 14 touchdown passes from Rodgers in seven games.
On defense, Sam Shields was out, but Tramon Williams played. Rookie Ha-Ha Clinton Dix led the Packers with nine total tackles (eight solo) and played all 69 defensive snaps.
Cam Newton was 17-of-31 for 205 yards, and threw a touchdown and interception for the Panthers. Linebacker Luke Kuechly led Carolina with eight total tackles despite being ejected for bumping an official.
Green Bay visits New Orleans, next Sunday, on Sunday Night Football. The Packers are 5-2. All games can be heard right here on ESPN 99.1
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