Two teams with drastically different records, but both with playoff aspirations will clash at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin, on Sunday when the Philadelphia Eagles visit the Green Bay Packers.
The Eagles are coming off a loss to the Seattle Seahawks on Monday Night Football, while the Packers took care of the Chicago Bears on Sunday Night Football.
Philadelphia Eagles Betting Preview: Despite Record, Playoffs Still a Possibility
The Philadelphia Eagles come into play with a record of 3-7-1, a half-game behind the Washington Football Team and New York Giants for first place in the NFC East.
The Eagles have lost three straight games to teams that would be in the playoffs if the season ended right now. The latest Eagles defeat came Monday night at the hands of the Seattle Seahawks. Philadelphia’s offense made a mediocre Seattle defense look outstanding on Monday.
The Eagles managed just 250 yards of total offense in the game, including just 70 on the ground. Quarterback Carson Wentz completed 25-45 passes in the game for 215 yards and two touchdowns to go along with an interception.
His favorite target in the game was tight end Dallas Goedert, who caught seven passes for 75 yards and a touchdown. On the season, Wentz has completed 58% of his passes for 2,541 yards and 16 touchdowns.
The interception bug has plagued Wentz for most of the season as he has been picked off 15 times. He has been sacked 46 times in 11 games. On the ground, running back Miles Sanders has led the way, carrying the ball 108 times for 600 yards and three touchdowns.
Wide receiver Travis Fulgham is putting together a solid season, catching 33 passes for 467 yards and four touchdowns.
Green Bay Packers Betting Preview: Keep the Offense Rolling
The Green Bay Packers come into play with a record of 8-3, three games ahead of the Minnesota Vikings in the NFC North. The Packers have won three of their last four games and responded nicely from a loss to the Indianapolis Colts by hammering the Chicago Bears Sunday night, 41-25.
The Packers amassed nearly 400 yards of offense against an ordinarily stout Bears defense. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers completed 21-29 passes for 211 yards and four touchdowns.
Tight end Robert Tonyan was the main target for Rodgers, catching five passes for 67 yards and a touchdown. Running back Aaron Jones added 90 yards on the ground as the Packers put a damper on the Bears’ playoff hopes by giving them their fifth straight loss.
On the season, Rodgers has completed 68% of his passes for 3,100 yards and 33 touchdowns. He has been intercepted just four times. Despite missing two games, Jones remains the team’s leading rusher, carrying the ball 130 times for 624 yards and six scores.
Wide receiver Davante Adams is playing at a Pro Bowl-level, hauling in 74 passes for 908 yards and 11 touchdowns.
Eagles at Packers Betting Odds & Lines
MyBookie has the Packers favored by 9.5 points. This game looks like a mismatch, and it is likely it shapes up that way. The Packers’ offense is balanced and can neutralize the Eagles’ pass rush by running the football.
Green Bay is clearly the better team, and the Eagles are trending downward, even in the worst division in all of football. Take the Packers at home.
Spooky Express Free Pick: Green Bay -9.5