The Green Bay Packers are actually the Super Bowl favorites, and they are likely to have an opportunity to really take a big step once again towards their ultimate goals if they undertake a Kansas City Chiefs outfit which has to be disappointed after losing a casino game which Should have been won the other day against Denver at home.
Aaron Rodgers hasn’t been fantastic this season. Most of us expected to view a tiny fall off this year with Jordy Nelson missing the season with a torn ACL, but statistically speaking, the fact he hasn’t thrown for 250 yards in a game in two tries is shocking. What’s not shocking? Five touchdowns and zero picks.
The Packers aren’t likely to beat themselves, and that’s a serious problem if you’re a Kansas City defense which thrives off of offenses making mistakes. When the Chiefs can’t force turnovers, they generally can’t win games.
Rodgers is likely to place the ball in the air much more often in this game if Eddie Lacy is limited. He’s questionable by having an ankle problem, and though we have confident in James Starks as a second running back again to be used in small doses, he’s not really a featured back even though he played well the other day against a very tough Seattle defense.
The Green Bay offensive line is quite good, though Justin Houston is a huge terror to attempt to block for sure, and there’s every reason to believe a team which averaged over 40 points per game last season at Lambeau Field can assemble a much better game than it had the other day against the Seahawks.
Monday Night Football Prediction – Mike McCarthy is 13-2 SU and 11-4 ATS home in games off a gain versus a non-division opponent off a loss, including 9-1 ATS including 9-1 ATS as a favorite of less than 13 points. The Play is Green Bay Packers.