Last-second, goal-line stop preserves Packers’ 24-16 win over Panthers

WR Davante Adams and RB Aaron Jones
WR Davante Adams and RB Aaron Jones

GREEN BAY – The Packers’ defense stopped Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey at the goal line on the game’s final play to preserve a 24-16 Green Bay victory on Sunday at Lambeau Field.

Carolina’s final drive included a fourth-and-10 conversion and two offside penalties on the Packers, one negating a fourth-down incomplete pass and giving the Panthers a fresh set of downs in the last 10 seconds of the game.

But after an incomplete pass to McCaffrey on first down brought the clock down to 4 seconds, the Panthers tried to run their star up the middle and the Packers stopped him just short. Replay review upheld the call on the field.

With the win, the Packers improved to 8-2 at their bye week. The Panthers fell to 5-4.

For the Packers, RB Aaron Jones rushed for three touchdowns and had 93 yards on 13 carries. RB Jamaal Williams added 63 yards on 13 rushes.

QB Aaron Rodgers was 17-of-29 for 233 yards and an 84.4 passer rating. WR Davante Adams had seven catches for 118 yards.

For the Panthers, McCaffrey had 20 carries for 108 yards and a TD, plus 33 yards on six receptions. QB Kyle Allen was 28-of-43 for 307 yards with a touchdown and interception for an 84.2 rating. WR D.J. Moore caught nine passes for 190 yards and TE Greg Olsen had eight receptions for 98 yards.

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