|Written by Michael|
Bet on the NFL The day after Christmas the New York Giants head to Green Bay to challenge the NFC North’s 2nd place team, the Packers who have an 8-6-0 record. The Giants are also in second place, but in the NFC East, with a 9-5-0 record so far this season. The Giants are coming off a big loss to the Eagles last weekend, with the final score at 31-38, the Giants community is still talking about the huge upset. The Eagles were able to score 28 points in the last 7 ½ minutes, as the Giants watched the playoffs begin to slip from their fingers. Eli Manning made it his job to address the Giants in the aftermath of the travesty. Manning also wanted to remind his teammates that the Giants have been in this position a couple of times this season. A lot of people wrote them off after a 1-2 start, and again after consecutives losses to Dallas and Philadelphia in November dropped them to 6-4. They won three straight until Philadelphia beat them for the sixth straight time. Since NewYork is still stunned after the Eagles mishap, Quarterback Eli Manning, held a players-only meeting this week, trying to rally the troops. That gathering may not be enough to shake the hangover from the worst beat of the NFL season so far.
Therefore, Sportsbook lists the Packers as the minus three point favorites with the total over under at 43.
As for the Packers, the latest news coming across the lines has Aaron Rodgers is confident that he will be back on the field this weekend, especially since the playoffs are still a very possible option. Rodgers suffered his second concussion in Green Bay’s December 12th game vs. Detroit. This was his second concussion this season. As of all latest reports, the quarterback should be starting for the game this Holiday weekend.
In his absence, backup pivot Matt Flynn surprised bettors with his solid play against the NFL’s top team. Flynn went 24 for 37, passing for 251 yards, three touchdowns, and one interception on the last play of the game. While his inexperience showed in the final two minutes, Flynn helped Cheeseheads cash in with a 31-27 loss which covered the NFL pointspread of two touchdowns. Now the LSU product will face one of the most feared pass rushes in the NFL, which has a reputation for putting opposing QBs on the shelf.