But things are different in Green Bay after its fourth-quarter comeback win in Cleveland on Sunday. “The key for any offense is if you can have some semblance of balance. He looks comfortable”, coach Mike McCarthy said Thursday.
To make room on the roster, Green Bay released No. 3 quarterback Joe Callahan. Well, they beat Philly again on the road and Houston the next week but it wasn’t until they beat a very good Seattle Seahawks club at Lambeau Field for their third straight win did I believe they had a legitimate chance to sweep the final six and get into the dance.
Thompson and McCarthy surely are thinking a couple of things: One, the Packers are not paying Rodgers $22 million per year to sit on the bench if he’s healthy enough to play and the team is in the hunt; and two, thank you Hundley for keeping Green Bay alive.
The confidence should be high for running back Jonathan Stewart, and the team continues to show confidence in him.
Who knows how much lobbying Rodgers had to do to get cleared by Dr.
The Panthers have 40 sacks this season.
Williams has 627 total yards this season, a lot of them coming in the last five games when he took over the starting running back job. “I’m lucky not to be able to play against him as far as schematically this week, but I believe our defense has that under control, hopefully”.
The Packers tried lateraling as much as they could, but in the end, were stopped behind the line of scrimmage and the Panthers held on for the 37-29 victory to move to 8-0, dropping the Packers to 6-2.
BYU’s all-time leading rusher Jamaal Williams is tearing it up the last few weeks for the Green Bay Packers, and has helped revive the team’s playoff hopes. Matthews, of course, can’t wear both hats, so defensive coordinator Dom Capers must decide on the right role for his standout linebacker. If the Packers can run the ball effectively and Bakhtiari can eliminate the edge rush on the left side, Rodgers won’t have to worry about pressure all afternoon Sunday.
The Packers finished the regular season 10-6 and grabbing a wild card (the Minnesota Vikings defeated the Packers in Week 17 to claim the NFC North at 11-5).
PLAYER SPOTLIGHT: Panthers LB Thomas Davis. Pat McKenzie, the Packers’ team physician?
Elsewhere • The Bengals put center T.J. Johnson on injured reserve, ending his season because of a chest injury.
With right tackle Bryan Bulaga also coming back that game from an ankle injury, that week marked the first time all season that the Packers had their starting offensive line intact. In the past three games, he has 376 scrimmage yards and five TDs.