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Carolina Panthers vs. Green Bay Packers Preview and Predictions 11-10-2019

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Kyle Allen was won five of his six starts this season and the starting quarterback job appears to be his for the rest of the campaign as the Carolina Panthers visit the Green Bay Packers in frigid conditions Sunday. The Panthers placed former NFL MVP Cam Newton (foot) on injured reserve this week, opening the door for Allen's run to continue as the club chases a postseason berth.

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Allen, who has passed for 1,291 yards, nine touchdowns and four interceptions, said being viewed as the club's top quarterback won't change his preparation. "Nothing has changed. You guys don't believe me on this, but I prepare the same way every week," Allen told reporters. "I was never looking over my shoulder, honestly." Green Bay has a one-game lead in the NFC North and is looking to bounce back from an anemic showing in a 26-11 road loss to the Los Angeles Chargers. "We want to go out there and get back to us. That wasn't us," Packers running back Aaron Jones told reporters of the setback. "We want to be electric. We want to put up big numbers and be explosive. So last week, that's not what we did, and we want to get back to that."

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ABOUT THE PANTHERS (5-3): Running back Christian McCaffrey will continue to take pressure off Allen as his big season includes 881 rushing yards and a league-best 10 touchdowns as well as 42 catches for 363 yards and three scores. Standout defensive Mario Addison (team-best 6.5 sacks) returns after missing one game because of the fatal shooting of his brother and he admits his emotions are still all over the place. "I'm fair," Addison told reporters Thursday. "I can't say I feel good. I can't say I'm happy. I can't say I'm sad or angry. I'm all of them. It can change every two minutes, you know what I'm saying?"

ABOUT THE PACKERS (7-2): Quarterback Aaron Rodgers has passed for 2,485 yards, 17 touchdowns and two interceptions but struggled in the loss to the Chargers by throwing for a season-low 161 yards with a long gain of 17 yards. Jones (496 rushing yards, eight TDs) will look back to get on track as he had 29 scrimmage yards (30 rushing, minus-1 receiving) after posting a career-best 226 (67 rushing, 159 receiving) one week earlier against the Kansas City Chiefs. Inside linebacker Blake Martinez lead the NFL with 95 tackles while outside linebackers Za'Darius Smith (8.5 sacks) and unrelated Preston Smith (8.0) are having big seasons as pass rushers.

EXTRA POINTS

1. The Panthers have won the past two meetings after the Packers won nine of the first 13 (playoffs included).

2. Carolina star ILB Luke Kuechly is 22 tackles away from reaching 100 for the eighth straight season.

3. Green Bay CB James Bradberry (groin) hasn't practiced this week after being injured against the Chargers.

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Last Injuries

Green Bay Packers

  • Randy Ramsey

    Groin
    Ques Mon | questionable

    Ramsey has been unavailable for the past three games due to a groin injury, and it is unclear if he will make his season debut Monday versus the Falcons.

  • Christian Kirksey

    Shoulder
    Ques Mon | questionable

    Kirksey left the previous game due to a right shoulder injury, and it is undetermined if he will be a participant in Monday's contest versus the Falcons.

  • Allen Lazard

    Undisclosed
    Ques Mon | questionable

    Lazard is tending to an unspecified injury, and it remains to be seen if he will dress for Monday's battle with the Falcons.

  • Kenny Clark

    Groin
    Ques Mon | questionable

    Clark has missed the last two games with a groin injury, and it is unknown if he will line up against the Falcons on Monday.

  • Rashan Gary

    Ankle
    Ques Mon | questionable

    Gary injured his ankle in the last game, and it is uncertain if he will play Monday against the Falcons.

  • Davante Adams

    Hamstring
    Prob Mon | probable

    Adams was held out of the previous game with a hamstring injury, and his availability for Monday's matchup versus the Falcons is likely.

  • Josiah Deguara

    Shin
    Ques Mon | questionable

    Deguara has sat out the previous two games with injuries to his shin and ankle. It is uncertain if he will return Monday against the Falcons.

  • Elgton Jenkins

    Back
    Ques Sun | questionable

    Jenkins is managing injuries to his back and ribs, and his status for Sunday's game against the Saints remains unclear.

Carolina Panthers

  • Russell Okung

    Groin
    Ques Sun | questionable

    Okung sat out the last game with a groin injury, and it is uncertain if he will line up versus the Cardinals on Sunday.

  • Donte Jackson

    Toe
    Ques Sun | questionable

    Jackson exited the last game with a toe injury, and it is undetermined if he will be active Sunday versus the Cardinals.

  • Dennis Daley

    Ankle
    Ques Sun | questionable

    Daley has missed the past three games due to an ankle injury, and it is unclear if he will return Sunday against the Cardinals.

  • Kawann Short

    Foot
    Ques Sun | questionable

    Short has been absent from the lineup during the previous two games with a foot injury, and it is unknown if he will draw back into the lineup against the Cardinals on Sunday.

  • Jeremy Chinn

    Hip
    Ques Sun | questionable

    Chinn is dealing with a hip injury, and it is undetermined if he will face the Cardinals on Sunday.

  • Christian McCaffrey

    Ankle
    Out indefinitely | I-R

    McCaffrey suffered a right high-ankle sprain and has been shifted to the injured reserve list. He is without a definitive timetable for recovery.

  • Stantley Thomas-Oliver III

    Hamstring
    Prob Sun | probable

    Thomas-Oliver has sat out the previous two games with a hamstring injury, but he is likely to play Sunday versus the Chargers.

  • John Miller

    Ankle
    Prob Sun | probable

    Miller is dealing with ankle and groin injuries. It is projected that he will be in Sunday's lineup versus the Chargers.