Packers rout Carolina 38-17, Rodgers has 3 TDs

Oct 19, 2014 3:48 PM

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) - Aaron Rodgers threw for 255 yards and three touchdowns, Randall Cobb torched the Carolina secondary for 121 yards receiving and the Green Bay Packers routed the Carolina Panthers 38-17 on Sunday.

Sure-tackling Green Bay (5-2) limited quarterback Cam Newton in the first half. The Packers scored touchdowns on their first three series and led 28-3 at halftime, eliminating the threat of the Panthers' running game.

Newton, who had a career-high 17 carries last week, had 41 yards rushing on seven attempts. He passed for 205 yards for Carolina (3-3-1).

The Packers never looked back after Rodgers connected with Jordy Nelson for a 59-yard touchdown pass on the opening drive in winning their fourth straight. Eddie Lacy and James Starks each added rushing touchdowns in the first half.

Rodgers was 19 of 22 in carving up a Carolina secondary playing without starting cornerback Josh Norman.

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