The Green Bay Packers played the Seattle Seahawks in Week 1 as the first game of the season. This week, the Packers will look to avenge their 36-16 loss in the opener. Both teams are different teams than in that first meeting, but Bovada sees the Seahawks as 7.5 point favorites at home.
Green Bay and Philadelphia could not be entering this NFC bout on hotter streaks on offense. The Packers and Eagles combined to outscore their opponents (Chicago and Carolina) this past week by a combined score of 100-35. Could this be an offensive explosion at Lambeau Field this weekend?
The fact that both teams could be without a key defensive player this Sunday when the 49ers and Packers play is not good. While Green Bay already knows their fate, San Francisco is hoping and waiting that they will not be without Carlos Rogers.
Packers coach Mike McCarthy is expecting his defense to rise to the occasion.
Don’t be suckered in to thinking the Eagles are getting lucky by playing a Packers team without one of the top quarterbacks in the league suiting up. Instead, realize the Eagles may be getting a break playing a team that is all of a sudden a bit of a mystery.
Casey Matthews, a linebacker from Oregon, was the Philadelphia Eagles’ first pick in the fourth round of the NFL draft on Saturday. His older brother Clay tormented the Eagles as a member of the Green Bay Packers last year.