Packers vs. Patriots Week 9 Betting Odds

The 3-3-1 Green Bay Packers will travel to New England to take on the 6-1 Patriots in this week’s Sunday night matchup. These teams are not only coming off very different weeks, they are coming off very different months. New England won its 5th in a row last week with a 25-6 road victory over the Buffalo Bills. After starting the season 1-2, the Patriots now sit alone atop the AFC east with a 2 game cushion over the second place Miami Dolphins. The Packers lost a heartbreaker to the Los Angeles Rams on the road 29-27. They had a chance to win but fumbled on their kickoff return after the Rams took the lead with 2 minutes to go. The loss was their 3rd in the last 5 games and they currently sit in third place in the NFC North.

The Patriots defense shined against the Bills allowing just 2 field goals and scored a touchdown on Devin McCourty’s 84-yard interception return. They also recovered a fumble and sacked Derek Anderson 3 times. Buffalo was only able to gain 46 rushing yards on 19 carries, which is an average of just 2.4 yards per run. For the season, they have allowed their opponents to average 23 points and 394 yards per game. Offensively Tom Brady did not throw a touchdown for the first time all season and it didn’t even matter. He completed 29 of 45 passes for 324 yards, 0 touchdowns and 0 interceptions. His favorite target was James White who had 79 yards on 10 receptions. They gained 76 rushing yards on 25 carries, which is an average of 3 yards per run. Running Back Sony Michel did not play in this game and is not available for the game against the Patriots either.

Aaron Rodgers finished with a passer rating of 103 against the Rams last week as he completed 18 of 30 passes for 286 yards, 1 touchdown and 0 interceptions. His favorite target was Davante Adams who had 5 catches for 133 yards. The team had success running the ball gaining 106 yards on 19 carries, which is an average of over 5 yards per run. Defensively, they did not force a turnover but did sack Jared Goff 5 times. They allowed the Rams to gain 4 yards per run as they had 135 yards on 34 carries. For the year, The Packers have allowed their opponents to average of 24.7 points and 362 yards per game.

New England will have home field advantage in this game and are favored by 2 field goals. They have gone 5-3 against the spread this season including 3-1 at home. The Packers have gone 3-4 against the spread including 1-2 on the road. Brady and Rodgers are considered two of the best quarterbacks of this generation and they will be meeting for just the second time in the regular season. Momentum is with the Patriots as they haven’t lost in over a month and Gillette Stadium will be more than ready to watch these two future hall of famers do battle.