Philadelphia Eagles at GB Packers
Time: 3:25 PM EST
Spread: GB -10
Odds c/o 5dimes
The Green Bay Packers is 8-3 and atop the NFC North as it prepares to host the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 13. Green Bay is heavy 10-point favorites in the affair, which will kick off at 3:25 PM (EST) on CBS affiliates.
The over-under is set at 49.5 total points per oddsmakers at bookmaker 5dimes.
GB News & Notes:
Green Bay has lost two of its last five games, but it started the season out 4-0 and is seeking a return to the form it exhibited during that stretch, which saw it knock off the Saints and Falcons with relative ease. The Packers can hurt a defense on the ground or in the air, and that is a familiar theme given that Aaron Rodgers has shown almost no signs of a fall off.
The veteran has 3,100 yards on the season to go along with 33 touchdowns. He has thrown just four picks and is sacked only one time per contest. His 117.6 passer rating is exceedingly exemplary of an offense that can hurt an opponent with a varied MO driven by not only Rodgers but also by having three solid backfield options and premier wide receivers.
Aaron Jones leads the rush attack with 130 of the team’s 304 carries. He has rushed for 32 first downs and six touchdowns, with a 4.8 yard-per-carry average, as well. Jamaal Williams adds another 409 yards, while AJ Dillion has been good in his minimal (23) attempts. The Packers as a team average 4.4 yards-per-carry, though the Pack has just six touchdowns via the rush, with Jones accounting for all but one.
Davante Adams, Robert Tonyan (the tight end), and Marquez Valdes-Scantling all have better than 450 receiving yards on the season, and the trio accounts for 22 of the team’s 33 passing touchdowns. Adams already has 908 yards, which at one point was nearly double that of No. 2 option Robert Tonyan’s now-518 yards. Allen Lazard has also rotated in for some big plays with his 15.5 yard-per-catch average and his 122 yards after the catch, on just 19 receptions.
The Packers are loaded enough that it can punish via the air, take a massive lead, and grind the clock down with its ground attack. That is a sustainable method to obtain another title, even as it looks to punish a Jags team that barely belongs in the same stadium, metaphorically anyway.
The Philadelphia Eagles are 3-7-1 this season but are still alive in the NFC East, a division that is not resident to a single team with a winning record.
The Eagles even have a slight lead on the 3-8 last-place Dallas Cowboys. Despite this, Philadelphia has been outscored 237-277 this season and it struggled last week against the Seahawks, too, putting up just 17 points while the defense allowed 23.
The Eagles do possess the No. 13 rush offense at 116 yards per game, but it trails in passing scoring at just 21.4 points per game… The Eagles are mediocre overall, accordingly, scoring 21.4 points per game while giving up 25.2. A -3.8 point differential befits a 3-7-1 team, of course, but if the Eagles are to take seriously the notion that it can win its way into the playoffs merely by going above .500, it could begin to do more damage than it has thus far even.
Carson Wentz has thrown for 2,541 yards, but he has thrown 15 interceptions and been sacked 46 times, over four times per game. His passer rating is just 73.4, and his completion ratio is below 60 percent (58.1). The veteran certainly has had brighter seasons in times ago. He has been bailed out by the voracious rushing of Miles Sanders. The Eagles’ top backfield performer has 600 yards while making good on a 5.6 yard-per-carry average. Additionally, the team averages 5.0 yards-per-carry with 10 touchdowns via the rush.
The receivers add 16 more touchdowns, with Travis Fulgham and Greg Ward accounting for seven of those.