The Packers had a fight on their hands last week against Michael
Vick and the Eagles but look set for an easier time when the Bills roll into
Buffalo plays Green Bay in the first home game of the year for the
Packers at the Grass of Lambeau Field. The Packers beat the Philadelphia Eagles last week 27-20 in what was a
tale of two halves. The first half, the Packers dominated the Eagles, knocking
out starting quarterback Kevin Kolb and going to an early lead that swelled to
Michael Vick, however, came in and led the Eagles to 17 second
half points, and were driving for the game tying touchdown when Vick was
stopped on a fourth-and-1 sneak with 2 minutes left.
The Packers showed explosiveness, especially in the passing game,
which they'll need since Ryan Grant is gone for probably the rest of the season
with a fractured ankle. Aaron Rodgers passed for 188 yards and 2 TDs but was
also picked off twice and the Eagles dropped at least two more interceptions. Get
The book on Rodgers still is if you can bring pressure and force
him to throw before he wants to, he is mistake prone. With that said, the Bills
will of course come with everything at Rodgers on Sunday, get ready for serious NFL betting.
Buffalo lost a tough game to Miami 15-10 in which the Bills
defense played well, generating 3 sacks but no turnovers. The Bills gave up 296
yards to the Dolphins, but were able to hold Miami to 2 field goals and a
touchdown. Buffalo's problem is on offense, the Bills have trouble scoring.
Trent Edwards is the starting quarterback and you get the feeling, he won't be
for long if the offense continues to be anemic.
Bodog.com has the Bills giving -14 points on the road against a
superior Packers team at -115. This seems like a logical spread but keep in
mind the Packers were on their heels in the second half against the Eagles, an
athletic quarterback can give the Packers trouble, which Trent Edwards is.
The money line has Packers at -660 with 5Dimes and the over-under
for the game is 43 with Bodog offering -110. The way the Bills offense looked
last week, only scoring 10 points on a decent defense, I would not expect to
lay that much more on a very good defense like the Packers. Taking the under is
tempting for this game. The Bills strength is upfront and if they can get
pressure, as stated before, they could force Rodgers into some bad throws,
which could push the score toward the under.
How do you think the game will shake out? Do you think Aaron
Rodgers will tee off on the Bills?
Talk about it on the NFL Handicapper's forum.