The first half played out in somewhat surprising fashion. While the Panthers did move the ball on Green Bay, they did so with running back Christian McCaffrey only contributing 40 yards on the ground and 11 yards as a receiver. Second-year quarterback Kyle Allen played well, completing 11 of his 13 passes for 107 yards and a score. Allen did mishandle a snap that resulted in a fumble recovery for the Packers, however.
Meanwhile, the Packers had a chance to go ahead by multiple possessions at the end of the first half. With two seconds remaining in regulation, Matt LaFleur decided to go for a touchdown instead of settle for a field goal. LaFleur dialed up the halfback dive, which Panthers defensive tackle Gerald McCoy blew up in the backfield.
Green Bay will receive to open up the second half. Keep your internet machines tuned to Acme Packing Company and follow along during Panthers-Packers this afternoon.