The Packers take their 8-2 record into San Francisco this Sunday to take on the 9-1 49ers. It’s an important game for both teams to try to stay on top of their respective divisions and battle for NFC playoff positioning. Green Bay is coming off a 24-16 win over the Panthers and the 49ers took care of the Cardinals, 36-26.
The 49ers enter as a 3-point favorite with an over/under of 47 ½ according to VegasInsider. This one is going to be very tough to call. As far as betting, you might be better off with trying your luck with an online casino such as https://greatcasino.co.nz/. Either way, it is going to be an exciting game to watch.
Green Bay is averaging 24.9 points per game behind quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who is quietly putting together another very good season. He’s completed 65 percent for over 2700 yards, 17 touchdowns and only two interceptions. Top target Davante Adams has been limited in practice, but has 14 receptions in two games since his return and should be the top target again on Sunday. Running back Jamaal Williams has a team high five touchdown receptions, while Rodgers has found seven different players for touchdown passes this season. On the ground, the Packers will strike with Aaron Jones, who has 589 yards and 11 touchdowns, while Williams is averaging a solid 4.5 per carry on 65 attempts.
Defensively, the Packers have allowed 20.5 points per game, good for 14th in the NFL. They have struggled against the run, allowing 128 yards per game. Preston Smith and Za’Darius Smith could create problems for the 49ers up front, combining for 18.5 of the team’s 25 sacks. Kicker Mason Crosby has been solid this season, hitting 13-of-14 field goal attempts.
For the 49ers, who are averaging 29.5 points per game, they clearly want to beat teams on the ground. The trio of Matt Breida, Tevin Coleman, and Raheem Mostert have accumulated nearly 1300 yards and seven touchdowns. When the 49ers go to the air, quarterback Jimmy Goroppollo has 18 touchdowns and nearly 2500 yards. However, he has been intercepted ten times and must take care of the ball against a solid Green Bay defense. Tight end George Kittle (48 receptions, 541 yards) and wide receiver Deebo Samuel (38 receptions) have been the top targets, however 12 different players have at least one touchdown reception.
Defensively, the 49ers have allowed just 15.5 points per game and have a ferocious pass rush. As a team, they have 39 sack, led by Arik Armstead with eight and Nick Bosa with seven. Very opportunistic on defense, the 49ers have 11 interceptions and 16 forced fumbles. Kicker Chase McLaughlin has hit 4-of-5 since taking over for injured veteran Robbie Gould.