The Packers, currently the #1 NFC seed for the playoffs, along with the #1 QB in the league with Aaron Rodgers — who leads the #1 scoring offense in the league(thanks to WR Davante Adams who is the #1 receiver in the league), will face off against the Carolina Panthers for a game that is theirs to lose.
The coveted #1 seed is on every team’s mind, but it is particularly useful for the Packers since they would only need to win two home games in the Frozen Tundra to make it to the Super Bowl.
One thing that could keep the Packers from yet again being Super Bowl champs is their defense and their questionable tackling(not to mention special teams). While the Packers offense sits comfortably at the top of the league, things change when you consider their defensive rankings such as yardage allowed and offensive passing completions: they tend to sit around the middle of the league.
One interesting thing about the Panthers going in to this game is that they have two receivers(Robby Anderson & D.J. Moore) who are close to hitting the 1,000 yard mark for the season. The Kansas City Chiefs are the only other team that currently has two 1k yard receivers(Travis Kelce & Tyreek Hill). Helping them reach this stat milestone will be former Minnesota Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater.
One thing working in the Packers’ favor is that the Panthers will be without RB Christian McCaffrey who is out with a thigh injury.
Despite it being the the second half of December, it is highly unlikely that we’ll see any snow tonight. The temperature is expected to be in the lows 30s without any precipitation.
Packers vs. Panthers spread: Packers -8
Packers vs. Panthers over-under: 51.5 points
Packers vs. Panthers money line: Green Bay -420, Carolina +340
When: 7:15 – Central Time
Where: Lambeau Field
Television: NFL on Fox
Radio: 620 WTMJ