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Join Acme Packing Company for the first half of Sunday’s Panthers-Packers game.

How Panthersâ Christian McCaffrey is powering through NFLâs rookie wall Jeff Siner/Charlotte Observer/Tribune News Service via Getty Images

After a disappointing road loss, the Green Bay Packers look to rebound against the visiting Carolina Panthers. The game kicks off at 3:25 p.m. CT on Fox.

The Packers delivered their worst all-around performance of the season last week against the Los Angeles Chargers. Green Bay’s defense allowed 27 points, the highest total in over a month. Meanwhile, Aaron Rodgers and the previously red-hot offense scored just 11 points, the unit’s lowest output since the season opener.

As for the Panthers, their offense has thrived despite the absence of Cam Newton due to running back Christian McCaffrey taking on a more prominent role. McCaffrey leads all players in yards from scrimmage (1,244) and total touchdowns (13) entering Sunday, generating buzz as an Offensive Player of the Year and/or MVP candidate. Any mistake by Blake Martinez and the Packers defense could yield a huge play to McCaffrey.

Keep your internet machines tuned to Acme Packing Company and follow along during Panthers-Packers this afternoon.

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