Broncos Packers Betting – Packers Still Struggling To Put It Together Even With Wins
With so much parity in the NFL, the margin for error is slim, and often the sports betting difference between succeeding and failing can come down to how many of those close games end up in the win column. The Green Bay Packers and Denver Broncos have each participated in some close contests this year, with the defending Super Bowl champions emerging with three straight wins, while the Broncos have struggled with just a single victory through three contests.
Denver Broncos @ Green Bay Packers
Sunday October 2, 2011 – 4:15 PM ET
Lambeau Field, Green Bay, Wisconsin
NFL Betting Lines: Green Bay Packers – 12.5
The Broncos’ two losses have each come by a field goal, with their only win a two-point victory over the Cincinnati Bengals in week two. Denver will have a much tougher time keeping it close against the talented Packers, and if the game slips away from them early it could get ugly.
NFL Betting Preview: Denver BroncosThe Broncos have done a lot of things right through the first three weeks of the NFL season, but not enough to be considered a contender in the AFC. Denver’s defense has improved in the first year under new head coach John Fox, but the Broncos have struggled to score points against some of the relatively mediocre defenses they have faced. The Broncos would get a huge boost if running back Knowshon Moreno could handle a bigger load, but injuries have limited him in the first month of the season. Quarterback Kyle Orton has done a decent job under the microscope in Denver this year, but until he starts recording wins, there will be pressure on the Broncos to take a serious second look at Tim Tebow as the starter.
NFL Betting Preview: Green Bay PackersAfter beating the New Orleans Saints in a shootout week one, the Packers took down both the Carolina Panthers and Chicago Bears on the road, repeatedly beating opponents at their own game. Green Bay’s defense has allowed an average of just 55 rushing yards per game which is the best mark in the NFL, but their pass defense has been awful and is ranked 31st with an average of 359.3 yards against. The Packers will need to do better in that area if they are going to have any chance at repeating as Super Bowl champions, and while they continue to work on that area they can rely on quarterback Aaron Rodgers carrying the team on his shoulders.
NFL Betting Preview: Outlook & PickThe Packers have managed to overcome tough tests in each of their first three weeks, showing the resiliency of a championship team with three straight wins, and they should be able to increase that sports betting bonus total this weekend. Green Bay has all of the weapons to make another run, and if they are able to put it all together this weekend then this game could get ugly in a hurry.
NFL Betting Pick: Green Bay Packers – 12.5