|Written by Michael|
Bet on the NFLThe Green Bay Packers travel from northern Wisconsin to southern Ohio to meet the Cincinnati Bengals on Thursday night. Game number three of the 2012 NFL preseason will be played in Paul Brown Stadium beginning at 7:00ET.
During the first two weeks of exhibition play, the Packers (0-2), have yet to discover the offense that propelled them to a 15 win season last year. They have lost to both the Chargers and Browns, who beat them 35-10 last week, while committing 8 turnovers in the process. They generated a meager 228 yards of total offense versus Cleveland. In their two losses, Green Bay has been giving up 28 points per game, and 12.9 yards a completion.
Look for the Pack to play Aaron Rodgers and it's regulars for most of the first half. Rodgers will have WR Greg Jennings and TE Jermichael Finley to throw to, as they both return from injuries. ILB Desmond Bishop has been lost for the season.
The Bengals (2-0) were victorious over Atlanta last week 24-19. They are missing a slew of defensive starters including DE's Carlos Dunlap and Robert Geathers. MLB Rey Maualuga is questionable. RB Ben Jarvus Green-Ellis is expected to be inactive.
The Bengals have beat the Packers the last 5 times they have met in the preseason. In their last two head-to-head matchups, the Packers have gone 0-2 SU, with both wins coming for the Bengals. The teams have split the difference ATS, going 1-1-0. The last time these two teams met in 2009, Cincinnati came out on top 31-24.
The Packers are 0-2 SU this year, and the total has gone UNDER in both of their preseason games thus far. The Bengals are 2-0 SU, and the total has gone OVER in both of their games.
Green Bay is a 3 point road favorite at -$110. The under/over of 45.5 points is also a -$110.
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