While that has upped his fantasy impact, McCaffrey has also averaged an even five yards per carry during that stretch, making him more of a threat on the ground.
His opposite number Cam Newton threw four touchdown passes in a 31-24 win for the Panthers.
Rookie Christian McCaffrey was dominant early on.
Of course, it wasn't Rodgers who turned it over on what could have been an overtime-forcing drive.
Rodgers was cleared to return on Tuesday and worked all week as the No. 1 quarterback, but he had been practicing for almost two weeks, running the scout team as soon as IR rules allowed him to start working out with the team. Panthers safety Mike Adams then fell on the ball to secure the victory.
"Today, disappointing, I didn't play very well".
"We started to figure out where he wanted to escape", Panthers defensive end Wes Horton said. It was nearly as if they could all breathe again, not so much that the Packers had regained the lead at 14-10, but because Rodgers had passed one of his biggest physical tests of the afternoon. Newton hit Damiere Byrd for his first career touchdown - it came after Panthers head coach Ron Rivera challenged what was called an incomplete pass when Byrd appeared at first glance to have not gotten down inbounds.
"Initially I wasn't sure if they were going to count just one cheek or both cheeks", Byrd said with a laugh. When we got the opportunity to run I think we ran it well.
Or as Newton said of Byrd: "I guess it pays to have little cheeks".
"I was like, 'Greg, you are being obnoxious right now, '" Newton said with a laugh. This is Adams' third concussion in the last two seasons. The Packers lost Adams, but Davis kept playing.
Davis was flagged for a 15-yard penalty.
After a successful onside kick, the Packers drove to the Carolina 38 when Geronimo Allison fumbled on a 10 yard pass play that ended the drive and allowed Carolina to run out the clock. Davis was not available for comment after the game. Worley got Rodgers in the first half on a deep route along the left sideline, while Bradberry got one on an underthrown deep ball. How about a one-year subscription to the ultimate sports streaming service in Canada, with access to every NFL game, as well as soccer, tennis, hockey and now, Canada's men's and women's national FIBA team.