By MARK ECKEL
Aaron Rodgers returned to action, threw three touchdown passes to go with three interceptions and saw his team’s battle for a playoff berth die on a fumble in the final minutes.
Wide receiver Geronimo Allison’s fumble inside the Panthers’ 30 yardline with 1:50 to play was the death knell on Carolina’s 31-24 win over Green Bay and the Packers’ string of eight straight playoff appearances.
If Atlanta (8-5) beats Tampa Bay (4-9) on Monday Night Football the Packers (7-7) will be officially eliminated from playoff contention. Even if the Bucs, a six-point underdog, pull off the up...
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