Green Bay 30, Carolina 23

Sunday, September 18, 2011 1:00 PM
WHEN: 1:00 PM EST, Sunday, September 18, 2011
WHERE: Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, North Carolina
TEMPERATURE: 64°
HEAD OFFICIAL: Alberto Riveron
ATTENDANCE: 73167

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 Total
Green Bay 0 7 16 7 30
Carolina 10 3 0 10 23

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Green Bay 2-0 1-0 1-0 W2
Carolina 0-2 0-1 0-1 L2

Recap

Top draft pick Cam Newton put up big passing numbers again but also threw three interceptions, and Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers defeated the Carolina Panthers 30-23 on Sunday.

Newton threw for 422 yards in Week 1 — the most ever by an NFL player making his debut. On Sunday, Newton put up 432 yards and threw a 3-yard touchdown to Brandon LaFell. He also led the Panthers with 53 rushing yards and a touchdown, but the Packers intercepted him three times, and Rodgers was more effective.

Rodgers broke the 300-yard mark and threw long touchdown passes to Greg Jennings and Jordy Nelson. Nelson's 84-yard touchdown sealed it, as he took a slant from Rodgers and cut it back to the outside, racing down the sideline to give the Packers a two-touchdown lead.

Rodgers has won eight straight starts, highlighted by the Packers' run to the Super Bowl title last season.

Packers receiver Donald Driver had one catch for 10 yards, passing Hall of Famer James Lofton for the most receiving yards in franchise history with 9,666.

Top Game Performances

Rushing
Green Bay   Carolina
James Starks Player Cam Newton
9 Attempts 10
85 Yards 53
9.4 Avg Yards 5.3
0 Touchdowns 1
40 Long 12
Receiving
Green Bay   Carolina
Jordy Nelson Player Steve Smith
1 Receptions 6
84 Yards 156
84.0 Avg Yards 26.0
1 Touchdowns 0
84 Long 62

Team Stats Summary

  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sacks FF
Green Bay 419 124 295 3 3 3 4.0 1
Carolina 475 71 404 2 3 0 1.0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Carolina will play their next game at home against Jacksonville . The Panthers have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .000 after a loss.
  • Green Bay will play their next game on the road against Chicago. The Packers have a W/L % of 1.000 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.
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