|Written by Mike|
Bet on the NFLThe Green Bay Packers are 6-3 and are one game back on Detroit for the NFC North lead while the Philadelphia Eagles are 7-2 and half a game ahead of Dallas, a team on its bye week, for the NFC East. The Packers will be hosting the Eagles at Lambeau Field this Sunday.
With the later part of the season coming along, the weather is going to start to play a factor in these games at the Frozen Tundra. There's a chance of snow on Sunday with a high close to 30 degrees Fahrenheit for a game starting a little after three in the afternoon local time.
The Packers had a 55-14 win over Chicago last week. This came off of Aaron Rodgers' six touchdown passes, all of which were in the first half. This gives him 25 for the season with just three interceptions. He only has 2,407 passing yards and has been sacked 20 times
The Packers' defense has been laying on the pressure this season. The team has 22 sacks with Julius Peppers holding five. The team also has twelve interceptions as Casey Hayward has three.
The Eagles had a major concern as Mark Sanchez was forced into the quarterback position last week against Carolina due to Nick Foles' long-term injury. However, Sanchez brought to Eagles to a 45-21 win. He went 20-37 with 332 passing yards and two tocuhdowns, thus giving him the best game he's had in years while helping people to forget about his infamous fumble incident while with the New York Jets.
The Eagles' pass defense has been one of the hardest on quarterbacks this year as the team has 32 sacks. Connor Barwin is second in the NFL with 10.5 sacks this year. Vinny Curry also has five sacks and Brandon Graham has 4.5. Graham has even forced four fumbles this year.
While the two teams have strong records, the exceptional climate at Lambeau Field is expected to play a big role in the game. This is a big part of what the Packers are favorites to win this week's game. The Packers are listed at -6 to win this game. There is also an over/under of 55 points, thus suggesting that this will be a heavily offensive matchup between the two teams.