Noon today at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C. TV: Fox (Joe Buck, Troy Aikman). Radio: WBIZ (100.7-FM, 98.7-FM, 1400-AM). Line: Panthers by 3. Over/under: 47. Record against spread: Green Bay 7-6, Carolina 8-5. Series record: Packers lead 9-5. Last meeting: Panthers beat Packers 37-29 on Nov. 8, 2015. Last week: Packers beat Browns 27-21; Panthers beat Vikings 31-24. AP Pro32 ranking: Packers No. 15, Panthers No. 7. Packers offense (NFL rankings): Overall 25, rush 17, pass 24.
GREEN BAY— Packers coach Mike McCarthy was cautious. His players seemed hopeful. Green Bay might be getting quarterback Aaron Rodgers back soon from a collarbone injury. But the final decision rests with the team doctor, with the help of other experts, on whether the two-time NFL MVP is healthy enough to return for the Packers’ game this weekend against Carolina. McCarthy said there was no timeline for when medical staff will decide on potentially clearing Rodgers after the
CLEVELAND — Your turn, Aaron Rodgers. The Green Bay Packers saved their season just in time for their star’s return. Brett Hundley threw a 25-yard touchdown pass to Davante Adams in overtime as the Packers rallied from a two-touchdown deficit in the fourth quarter for a 27-21 win on Sunday over the winless and luckless Cleveland Browns. Hundley pulled out his third win — and second straight in OT — since replacing Rodgers, and now the Packers (7-6) will get back
Noon today at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland. TV: Fox (Thom Brennaman, Chris Spielman). Radio: WBIZ (100.7-FM, 98.7-FM, 1400-AM). Line: Packers by 3. Over/under: 40½. Record against spread: Packers 6-6, Browns 3-9. Series record: Packers lead 12-7. Last meeting: Packers beat Browns 31-13 on Oct. 20, 2013. Last week: Packers beat Buccaneers 26-20 in OT; Browns lost to Chargers 19-10. AP Pro32 ranking: Packers No. 18, Browns No. 32. Packers offense (NFL rankings): Overall 25, rush
CLEVELAND — Barely, but the Green Bay Packers somehow survived without Aaron Rodgers. They just need to do it for one more week. With Rodgers on the verge of returning from a broken collarbone after missing seven games, the Packers (6-6) have stayed in the hunt for a spot in the NFC playoffs without their starting quarterback and can’t avoid a letdown this afternoon against the Browns, who may be winless but are also dangerous. “We need to win the game,” Packers coach
GREEN BAY — It’s hard to remember the last time that the Green Bay Packers won a game with only 84 yards passing. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers might be able to spice up the offense again soon, as long as the running game keeps churning out yards and the defense gets sacks in victories to stay in the playoff race. Aaron Jones’ 20-yard scoring run on his only carry , with 5:59 left in overtime, gave Green Bay a much-needed 26-20 win Sunday over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. With the