Two teams trending in vastly different directions will face-off during the opening window of Sunday action here in NFL Week 10.
The 6-2 Green Bay Packers will look to continue their push in the NFC by securing another victory over the lowly 1-7 Jaguars. Jacksonville showed some flashes of life last week with Jake Luton replacing Gardiner Minshew, though the results stayed the same.
Green Bay enters in fine form after shaking off a couple of tough losses, the Packers’ offense is rolling once again. Aaron Rodgers is in the midst of an MVP-like season, and should be ready to feast on a lowly Jags’ defense.
With the Packers desperate for a first-round bye and a divisional victory, they can’t take any weeks off before the post-season – this one included. With a veteran-laden group, the Packers know the importance of squashing these teams early and often, and it will be interesting to see if they can bring the same focus and attention as we have seen from them of late. Please continue reading on beneath the posted odds for further game breakdown and analysis, as well as our betting prediction for this lopsided Sunday afternoon encounter.
Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Green Bay Packers Betting Odds:
Jacksonville Jaguars +13.5 (-110)
@ Green Bay Packers -13.5 (-110)
Over 47.5 (-110)
Under 47.5 (-110)
*Betting odds provided by BetOnline.ag
Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Green Bay Packers Pick:
For the Jaguars, there isn’t much left to play for this season. They clearly still lack an answer at quarterback, and with Trevor Lawrence likely projected to be the first overall pick in the spring, losing seems to be in their best interest.
Their defense this year is also terrible, and for this week at least – won’t have any shot of receiving stops against Aaron Rodgers and this potent Packers’ attack. Marquez Valdes-Scantling is in fine form, and with Davante Adams stretching the field and Aaron Jones running the ball – the Packers won’t have any trouble keeping the chains moving. Jacksonville is especially bad against the run, so expect Green Bay to get up early in this one, and quickly put this contest to rest with a steady dose of ground and pound.
On the other side, while much is being made of Jake Luton’s not-awful first start for the Jags last week, let’s not forget that he was playing the porous Texans’ defense. And while he won’t be facing Jaire Alexander in the Green Bay secondary, the Packers have solid pieces all over the field that will make things tough for the rookie QB.
Jacksonville’s top option at the moment is running back James Robinson, and though Green Bay has shown some weaknesses against opposing rushers – don’t expect the Jags to be running the ball all that much if they’re down double-digits. Beyond this, Green Bay boasts an excellent pass rush, and that could help to negate the absence of Jaire Alexander. With constant pressure, expect the rookie Jake Luton to be pressured into a steady stream of mistakes and hurried throws.
With Green Bay coming off extra rest in an easy victory their last time out, and no real lookahead spot danger in sight – the Packers should cruise here. They’re gunning for the top spot in the NFC, and know they can ill-afford any slip-ups. With David Bakhtiari back on the Green Bay offensive line, expect the Packers to roll here in a romp.