Grading the Panthers defense vs. Green Bay
See how the Carolina Panthers defense and special teams performed against the Packers…
Aaron Rodgers returned for the Packers and was met by an opportune Carolina Panthers defense who greeted him with four total takeaways. Three different individuals intercepted Rodgers, spoiling his opportunity to save the season for Green Bay and essentially ending any legitimate chance at the playoffs.
On the other hand, Carolina helped their playoff efforts and can now secure at minimum a wild-card with a single win in their last two games. Hosting Tampa Bay before traveling to Atlanta, another divisional victory is necessary and two could lead to a playoff game inside of Bank of America Stadium with a little help.
The Carolina offense failed to capitalize on a majority of the turnovers but did score a key touchdown early in the second half after Rodgers was intercepted a second time. The touchdown pushed the Panthers lead to 10, giving them scores on back to back possessions after halftime.
Following is a look at the grades earned by each defensive unit for their performance against Green Bay.