banner

NFL Football

24
Final 1 2 3 4 Tot
Green Bay 7 7 3 7 24
Carolina 7 3 14 7 31
31
10:00 AM PT11:00 AM MT12:00 PM CT1:00 PM ET18:00 GMT2:00 11:00 AM MST1:00 PM EST12:00 PM CT22:00 UAE13:00 ETNaN:� , December 17, 2017
Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, North Carolina  Weather: 51°, Cloudy  Attendance: 74,447

Newton throws 4 TDs; Panthers spoil Rodgers' return 31-24

(AP Photo/Bob Leverone)

By STEVE REED

AP Sports Writer

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Cam Newton proved the Carolina Panthers can win in multiple ways.

After dominating opposing teams on the ground with three straight 200-yard rushing games at home, the Panthers turned to their 28th-ranked passing game on Sunday and took a big step toward reaching the postseason.

Newton threw for 242 yards and four touchdowns, and the Panthers spoiled Aaron Rodgers' return from a broken collarbone with a 31-24 win over the Green Bay Packers.

Damiere Byrd had two touchdown catches, and Christian McCaffrey had 136 yards from scrimmage, including a 7-yard touchdown reception and the Panthers won their fourth straight at home.

Greg Olsen had his most productive game since returning from a broken foot, catching nine passes for 116 yards and a TD as the Panthers (10-4) kept pace with the first-place New Orleans Saints in the NFC South.

"It's something we pride ourselves on being a complete offense, being able to run the ball when we can and pass when we can," McCaffrey said. "Guys showed up and made plays today."

That included Carolina's defense, which forced four turnovers, including a strip by cornerback James Bradberry on Packers wide receiver Geronimo Allison with 1:28 to seal the win and prevent the Packers from possibly playing in their third straight overtime game.

"I need to do a better job of squeezing and securing it and there wouldn't be an argument," Allison said.

Rodgers, making his first appearance since Oct. 15, threw for 290 yards with three touchdowns but was intercepted three times as the Packers' playoff hopes took a potentially critical blow.

At 7-7, the Packers are on the cusp of not making the playoffs for the first time since 2008.

"I'm disappointed in my performance today," Rodgers said. "Obviously, I didn't play well."

Bradberry also had an interception of Rodgers, and said he plans to put the football in a trophy case.

"Going against him and getting able to get as many turnovers and we did puts a stamp on this defense," Bradberry said of the Panthers, who have forced seven turnovers and had nine sacks in the past two weeks.

The Panthers trailed 14-10 at halftime, but Newton threw TD passes to Olsen and Byrd in the third quarter to give them a 24-14 lead.

Byrd's first touchdown, a 9-yard grab in the back of the end zone , came with some controversy. The play was initially ruled an incompletion, but coach Ron Rivera challenged the play and officials overturned the call ruling that Byrd's buttocks landed inbounds.

"Initially I wasn't sure if they were going to count just one cheek or both cheeks," Byrd said with a laugh. "I think I got lucky on that one."

"I guess it pays to have little cheeks," Newton said of the 5-foot-8, 180-pound Byrd.

Packers coach Mike McCarthy said he didn't have a problem with the decision, calling it a good catch.

Olsen was seen screaming at the Carolina sideline before the review, urging Rivera not to challenge the play because he was certain Byrd was out of bounds.

"I was like, `Greg, you are being obnoxious right now,'" Newton said with a laugh. "He's saying, `No, he did not catch it! Coach, don't waste a timeout!' I was like, `Greg, whose team are you on?'"

Olsen said sheepishly: "I was 150,000 percent wrong."

ADAMS CONCUSSION: It didn't help that Rodgers lost his most productive receiver in the third quarter with a concussion.

Davante Adams took a helmet-to-helmet hit from Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis on an interception return by Colin Jones. As Adams was running to make the tackle on Jones, Davis appeared to launch himself at Adams with a peel-back block, immediately sending the wide receiver to the ground and out of the game.

Davis was flagged for a 15-yard penalty.

Aaron Rodgers called it "unnecessary hit" and called Davis a "repeat offender."

Davis could face a fine or suspension from the league.

"I'm sure the league will deal with him accordingly to that," Rodgers said.

Davis immediately realized what he had done, cupping his head in hands as he sat on the Panthers bench. Adams had five catches for 57 yards and a touchdown against the Panthers. Davis was not available for comment after the game.

COMING IN BUNCHES: After going 12 games without an interception, Panthers starting cornerbacks Bradberry and Daryl Worley both have interceptions in back-to-back games. Worley got Rodgers in the first half on a deep route along the left sideline, while Bradberry got one on an underthrown deep ball.

INJURIES:

Packers: Linebacker Nick Perry left the game with an ankle injury in the third quarter and did not return.

Panthers: Wide receiver Russell Shepard left the game in the second half with a shoulder injury and did not return.

UP NEXT

Packers: Host the Vikings on Saturday night.

Panthers: Host the Buccaneers on Sunday.

---

For more NFL coverage: http://www.pro32.ap.org and http://www.twitter.com/AP-NFL

Updated December 17, 2017

Sports Data API Powered by STATS © 2018 by STATS.
Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of STATS is strictly prohibited.

Men's College Basketball
1
9:00 PT10:00 MT11:00 CT12:00 ET5:00 GMT1:00 北京时间10:00 MST12:00 EST
Preview
3
9:00 PT10:00 MT11:00 CT12:00 ET5:00 GMT1:00 北京时间10:00 MST12:00 EST
Preview
4
11:00 PT12:00 MT1:00 CT2:00 ET7:00 GMT3:00 北京时间12:00 MST2:00 EST
Preview
1:00 PT2:00 MT3:00 CT4:00 ET9:00 GMT5:00 北京时间2:00 MST4:00 EST
Preview
5
11:00 PT12:00 MT1:00 CT2:00 ET7:00 GMT3:00 北京时间12:00 MST2:00 EST
Preview
6
7
9:00 PT10:00 MT11:00 CT12:00 ET5:00 GMT1:00 北京时间10:00 MST12:00 EST
Preview
8
11:00 PT12:00 MT1:00 CT2:00 ET7:00 GMT3:00 北京时间12:00 MST2:00 EST
Preview
3:00 PT4:00 MT5:00 CT6:00 ET11:00 GMT7:00 北京时间4:00 MST6:00 EST
Preview
10
11
11:30 PT12:30 MT1:30 CT2:30 ET7:30 GMT3:30 北京时间12:30 MST2:30 EST
Preview
19
1:00 PT2:00 MT3:00 CT4:00 ET9:00 GMT5:00 北京时间2:00 MST4:00 EST
Preview
12
13
5:00 PT6:00 MT7:00 CT8:00 ET1:00 GMT9:00 北京时间6:00 MST8:00 EST
Preview
14
1:00 PT2:00 MT3:00 CT4:00 ET9:00 GMT5:00 北京时间2:00 MST4:00 EST
Preview
11:00 PT12:00 MT1:00 CT2:00 ET7:00 GMT3:00 北京时间12:00 MST2:00 EST
Preview
15
16
7:30 PT8:30 MT9:30 CT10:30 ET3:30 GMT11:30 北京时间8:30 MST10:30 EST
Preview
3:00 PT4:00 MT5:00 CT6:00 ET11:00 GMT7:00 北京时间4:00 MST6:00 EST
Preview
17
5:15 PT6:15 MT7:15 CT8:15 ET1:15 GMT9:15 北京时间6:15 MST8:15 EST
Preview
18
1:00 PT2:00 MT3:00 CT4:00 ET9:00 GMT5:00 北京时间2:00 MST4:00 EST
Preview
20
21
3:00 PT4:00 MT5:00 CT6:00 ET11:00 GMT7:00 北京时间4:00 MST6:00 EST
Preview
22
9:00 PT10:00 MT11:00 CT12:00 ET5:00 GMT1:00 北京时间10:00 MST12:00 EST
Preview
24
1:00 PT2:00 MT3:00 CT4:00 ET9:00 GMT5:00 北京时间2:00 MST4:00 EST
Preview
NFL Scoreboard
Sunday, Jan. 21
Jacksonville 12:05 PT1:05 MT2:05 CT3:05 ET20:05 GMT4:05 1:05 MST3:05 EST2:05 CT0:05 UAE (+1)15:05 ETNaN:�
Preview
New England 
Minnesota 3:40 PT4:40 MT5:40 CT6:40 ET23:40 GMT7:40 4:40 MST6:40 EST5:40 CT3:40 UAE (+1)18:40 ETNaN:�
Preview
Philadelphia 
NBA Scoreboard
Oklahoma City 12:30 PT1:30 MT2:30 CT3:30 ET20:30 GMT4:30 1:30 MST3:30 EST0:30 UAE (+1)21:3015:30 ET2:30 CTNaN:�
Preview
Cleveland 
Chicago 2:00 PT3:00 MT4:00 CT5:00 ET22:00 GMT6:00 3:00 MST5:00 EST2:00 UAE (+1)23:0017:00 ET4:00 CTNaN:�
Preview
Atlanta 
Memphis 4:00 PT5:00 MT6:00 CT7:00 ET0:00 GMT8:00 5:00 MST7:00 EST4:00 UAE (+1)01:0019:00 ET6:00 CTNaN:�
Preview
New Orleans 
Miami 4:00 PT5:00 MT6:00 CT7:00 ET0:00 GMT8:00 5:00 MST7:00 EST4:00 UAE (+1)01:0019:00 ET6:00 CTNaN:�
Preview
Charlotte 
Milwaukee 4:30 PT5:30 MT6:30 CT7:30 ET0:30 GMT8:30 5:30 MST7:30 EST4:30 UAE (+1)01:3019:30 ET6:30 CTNaN:�
Preview
Philadelphia 
Golden State 5:30 PT6:30 MT7:30 CT8:30 ET1:30 GMT9:30 6:30 MST8:30 EST5:30 UAE (+1)02:3020:30 ET7:30 CTNaN:�
Preview
Houston 
Toronto 6:00 PT7:00 MT8:00 CT9:00 ET2:00 GMT10:00 7:00 MST9:00 EST6:00 UAE (+1)03:0021:00 ET8:00 CTNaN:�
Preview
Minnesota 
LA Clippers 6:00 PT7:00 MT8:00 CT9:00 ET2:00 GMT10:00 7:00 MST9:00 EST6:00 UAE (+1)03:0021:00 ET8:00 CTNaN:�
Preview
Utah 
Dallas 7:00 PT8:00 MT9:00 CT10:00 ET3:00 GMT11:00 8:00 MST10:00 EST7:00 UAE (+1)04:0022:00 ET9:00 CTNaN:�
Preview
Portland 
NHL Scoreboard
Dallas 10:00 PT11:00 MT12:00 CT1:00 ET18:00 GMT2:00 11:00 MST1:00 EST22:00 UAE13:00 ETNaN:� BRT
Preview
Buffalo 
New Jersey 10:00 PT11:00 MT12:00 CT1:00 ET18:00 GMT2:00 11:00 MST1:00 EST22:00 UAE13:00 ETNaN:� BRT
Preview
Philadelphia 
NY Rangers 12:00 PT1:00 MT2:00 CT3:00 ET20:00 GMT4:00 1:00 MST3:00 EST0:00 UAE (+1)15:00 ETNaN:� BRT
Preview
Colorado 
Winnipeg 12:00 PT1:00 MT2:00 CT3:00 ET20:00 GMT4:00 1:00 MST3:00 EST0:00 UAE (+1)15:00 ETNaN:� BRT
Preview
Calgary 
Boston 4:00 PT5:00 MT6:00 CT7:00 ET0:00 GMT8:00 5:00 MST7:00 EST4:00 UAE (+1)19:00 ETNaN:� BRT
Preview
Montreal 
Toronto 4:00 PT5:00 MT6:00 CT7:00 ET0:00 GMT8:00 5:00 MST7:00 EST4:00 UAE (+1)19:00 ETNaN:� BRT
Preview
Ottawa 
Carolina 4:00 PT5:00 MT6:00 CT7:00 ET0:00 GMT8:00 5:00 MST7:00 EST4:00 UAE (+1)19:00 ETNaN:� BRT
Preview
Detroit 
Pittsburgh 5:00 PT6:00 MT7:00 CT8:00 ET1:00 GMT9:00 6:00 MST8:00 EST5:00 UAE (+1)20:00 ETNaN:� BRT
Preview
San Jose 
Arizona 5:00 PT6:00 MT7:00 CT8:00 ET1:00 GMT9:00 6:00 MST8:00 EST5:00 UAE (+1)20:00 ETNaN:� BRT
Preview
St. Louis 
Florida 5:00 PT6:00 MT7:00 CT8:00 ET1:00 GMT9:00 6:00 MST8:00 EST5:00 UAE (+1)20:00 ETNaN:� BRT
Preview
Nashville 
NY Islanders 5:30 PT6:30 MT7:30 CT8:30 ET1:30 GMT9:30 6:30 MST8:30 EST5:30 UAE (+1)20:30 ETNaN:� BRT
Preview
Chicago 
Tampa Bay 6:00 PT7:00 MT8:00 CT9:00 ET2:00 GMT10:00 7:00 MST9:00 EST6:00 UAE (+1)21:00 ETNaN:� BRT
Preview
Minnesota 
Vancouver 7:00 PT8:00 MT9:00 CT10:00 ET3:00 GMT11:00 8:00 MST10:00 EST7:00 UAE (+1)22:00 ETNaN:� BRT
Preview
Edmonton 
Minor League Baseball
International League
Memphis 4:07 PT5:07 MT6:07 CT7:07 ET12:07 GMT
Durham 
CareerBuilder (PGA)
PosNameScoreThru
1A. Landry-1618
2J. Rahm-1518
3J. Kokrak-1418
4tZ. Johnson-1318
4tM. Kim-1318
4tM. Piller-1318
7tB. Gay-1218
7tN. Watney-1218
7tB. Harkins-1218
10tR. Knox-1118
View Full Leaderboard
 
CME Tour Champ (LPGA)
PosNameScoreThru
1A. Jutanugarn-15F
2tJ. Korda-14F
2tL. Thompson-14F
4tE. Ji-13F
4tP. Lindberg-13F
6tS. Park-12F
6tM. Wie-12F
8tK. Kaufman-11F
8tI. Kim-11F
8tN. Korda-11F
View Full Leaderboard
 
Abu Dhabi (EURO)
PosNameScoreThru
1tR. Fisher-1718
1tT. Pieters-1718
3R. McIlroy-1618
4tM. Fitzpatrick-1518
4tT. Fleetwood-1518
6tT. Detry-1418
6tA. Johnston-1418
6tC. Paisley-1418
9tP. Dunne-1318
9tD. Frittelli-1318
View Full Leaderboard
 
Mitsubishi Chmp (CHMP)
PosNameScoreThru
1C. Montgomerie-1418
2tJ. Kelly-1218
2tG. Sauers-1218
4D. Toms-1118
5tW. Austin-1018
5tM. Calcavecchia-1018
5tD. Garwood-1018
8tM. Jimenez-918
8tM. Dawson-918
10tS. McCarron-818
View Full Leaderboard
 
ATP Scoreboard
Saturday, Jan. 20
Australian Open (ATP/WTA)
Third Round
M. Fucsovics6 6 6   
N. Kicker3 3 2   
(12) J. Del Potro3 3 2   
(19) T. Berdych6 6 6   
(14) N. Djokovic6 6 6   
(21) A. Ramos-Vino2 3 3   
(2) R. Federer6 7 6   
(29) R. Gasquet2 5 4   
Fourth Round
(6) M. Cilic 
(10) P. Carreno Bu 
(1) R. Nadal 
(24) D. Schwartzma 
 
WTA Scoreboard
Saturday, Jan. 20
Australian Open (ATP/WTA)
Third Round
(21) A. Kerber6 6    
M. Sharapova1 3    
(26) A. Radwanska2 5    
S. Hsieh6 7    
Fourth Round
(32) A. Kontaveit 
C. Suarez Nav 
(2) C. Wozniacki 
(19) M. Rybarikova 
P. Martic 
E. Mertens