Packers Giants Betting – Packers’ Pursuit Of Perfection Passes Through New York
When people talk about what the Green Bay Packers are doing this season, they talk about their pursuit of perfection in way that is almost convincing enough to think that they have already done it. But for as good as the defending Super Bowl champions have been, they still have a long way to go to finish undefeated, a journey that continues this weekend with a trip to face the New York Giants, where they are seven-point road favorites according to the sports betting spread.
Green Bay Packers @ New York GiantsSunday December 4, 2011 – 4:15 PM ET
MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey
NFL Betting Lines: Green Bay Packers – 7
While the Packers have been answering questions about perfection, the Giants have been answering questions about whether or not they are talented enough to even reach the postseason, something that was clearly wearing down players this week. New York enters this game with something to prove and a ton on the line, but whether or not they can answer the challenge is a different story altogether.
Packers Giants Betting Preview: Green Bay Packers
The Packers have gotten the job done in a variety of different ways this season, but the one consistent has been MVP-candidate and quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who has been simply dominant. Rodgers has already thrown for 3,475 yards and an incredible 33 touchdowns, a number that looks even better when compared to only four interceptions. While the defense hasn’t been able to consistently play at a high level, it hasn’t mattered as the offense continues to score at will. Eventually that luxury will wear out and the Green Bay defense will need to elevate their play, but it might not necessarily happen before 16-0.
Packers Giants Betting Preview: New York Giants
While they haven’t gotten much credit from the sportsbook odds makers, the Giants feel they have the defensive weapons to get after Rodgers and disrupt the Packers’ offense with their pass rush. That is certainly easier said than done, and if they are going to have any chance, then it will likely come down to whether quarterback Eli Manning can play at the elite level that he has claimed that he can. Manning has struggled in recent weeks as opposing defenses have keyed in on him without the presence of a significant rushing attack, and it would help if the tandem of Ahmad Bradshaw and Brandon Jacobs can draw some of that attention on to themselves with a big game.
Packers Giants Betting Preview: Outlook & Pick
For Green Bay, this game isn’t about the accolades or what the media will say about them, it is about playing hard for 60 minutes and coming out with another win as they continue to work towards their lofty expectations. New York on the other hand has had to deal with a ton of outside pressure as they have now lost three straight, and could be a victim of a tough schedule that has come down on them at the worst of times.
Packers Giants Betting Pick: Green Bay Packers