The New England Patriots will host Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field this Sunday.The Pack are a significant favorite, in part because New England quarterback Mac Jones is out indefinitely after injuring his ankle last week.See the analysis below for more on this matchup, including who will win between the Patriots and Packers.
At first, Green Bay was only favored to win by 6.5 points and the total is listed at 42.5 points at the best New England betting sites. Although New England has won 3 out 4 games against this team, they’ve only broken through once in the last 4 trips to Lambeau.The UNDER has had more success than the OVER in recent meetings between these two teams.
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New England didn’t just lose a game last week– they lost much more.Not only were the Patriots defeated by Lamar Jackson and the Ravens 37-26, but Mac Jones, quarterback, was injured late in the game. He is anticipated to miss several weeks. Therefore, veteran Brian Hoyer will take his place.
He’ll make his New England debut in just his second career start, with the Patriots. The good news for Hoyer and the Patriots is that their big offseason acquisition, DeVante Parker, finally showed his potential last week with a big game. He caught the ball ten times for one hundred fifty-six yards against Baltimore.
The numbers show that New England is at a disadvantage. In their last 4 football betting games as an underdog and in their last five games against teams with winning records, they haven’t covered the spread.
If the Pack seems familiar to you, don’t worry, you’re not alone. After getting trounced by New Orleans in their season opener last year, Rodgers and company bounced back to win seven straight games. They end the season 13-4 straight up. However, they did not win a divisional title. Green Bay has won their last 2 games after a very disappointing 23-7 loss in Week 1 to the Vikings.
Over the past month, they’ve beaten Tom Brady and the Buccaneers twice. In Week 8 against Tampa Bay, Rodgers completed 25 out of 36 passes for a total of 255 yards and two touchdowns.In the 14-12 win, rookie receiver Romeo Doubs caught eight passes for 73 yards and scored his first career TD. His role is likely to grow as the season progresses.
The Patriots have been forced to give up the ball eight times in just three games. This season, only the New Orleans Saints have more turnovers than the Patriots. The Patriots must take care of the ball and avoid giving Rodgers additional opportunities to score more points.If they don’t, their odds of winning will rise.
More football players are stepping up for Green Bay as each week a different player leads the team in their receiving yards. This week, Rodgers will be looking to pick apart defenses with his favorite target. If he can keep opposing teams guessing, the home team when making your Patriots vs Packers prediction should be simple.