|Written by Michael|
Bet on the NFL Week 13 of the 2010 NFL season brings us the Green Bay Packers hosting the San Francsico 49ers. The Packers are looking for a win after a close loss to Atlanta on the road in Week 12. They are currently 2nd in the NFC North with a 7-4-0 record. The 49ers on the other hand, are coming off a road win last weekend vs. the Falcons. They are currently 3rd in the NFC West with a 4-7-0 record. The Green Bay Packers suffered a tough road loss to the Atlanta Falcons, a team that has been unbeatable at home. Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons had to put together a last second drive to beat the Green Bay Packers and Aaron Rodgers. The loss came on the same weekend the Chicago Bears won their game at home against NFC East standings leaders, the Philadelphia Eagles.
It will be tough for the San Francisco 49ers to duplicate the running attack they used against the Arizona Cardinals. Brian Westbrook has seen limited action this season and is use to running in the cold. The Green Bay Packers are a much more stout defense against the run and their linebackers are young and fast. The San Francisco 49ers offense will need to play power football if they intend on staying close with the Green Bay Packers but it will be tough to put together a good ground attack against this team.
The Green Bay Packers are fast on defense but their own home field will slow them down as the winter months begin to deteriorate Lambeau Field. Clay Mathews is the focal point of this Green Bay Packers defensive front seven and Heisman Trophy winner Charles Woodson is the leader of the secondary on this strong defensive unit.
They are giving up 112 yards per game on the ground and they are holding opposing quarterbacks to just over 210 yards per game through the air. The Green Bay Packers defense will have the edge over the San Francisco 49ers offense.
The San Francisco 49ers defense put in a great performance against an Arizona Cardinals offense that was essentially going through the motions on Monday Night Football. Patrick Willis has been the leader of this unsung defensive unit for the San Francisco 49ers and he is cut from the same cloth as his Hall of Fame head coach, Mike Singletary. Willis is a hard hitter and a major reason why the 49ers only allow just over 300 yards per game in total offense.
Aaron Rodgers, the Green Bay Packers quarterback began the season as the highest rated NFL quarterback. He is still a top five NFL quarterback but he has lost his luster over the last five or six games. Rodgers has lost his favorite tight end and his running game is not much to speak of but he has kept plugging away at a high level.
Rodgers is averaging just under 250 yards per game, a far cry from his record production of last season. Brandon Jackson has attempted to fill the gap after the loss of Green Bay Packers Ryan Grant but he is not the type of back that will soften up a defense. Rodgers does still have his one-two combo of Greg Jennings and Donald Driver which is one of the best in the NFL. The Green Bay Packers offense has the edge over the San Francisco 49ers.
Sportsbook lists the Packers are the minus 9.5 point favorites with the total over under at 48.5.