Sunday Night Football features a battle of NFC foes as the Green Bay Packers (4-7) take on the Philadelphia Eagles (9-1). The Eagles will host this one at Lincoln Financial Field, with kickoff scheduled for 8:20 pm ET.
After upsetting the Dallas Cowboys back on November 13, the Packers returned to mediocrity as they lost last week to the Tennessee Titans 27-17. In the loss, Aaron Rodgers threw for 227 yards and two touchdowns, but the Packers failed to find consistency in their offense once again.
The Philadelphia Eagles have also been inconsistent as of late and squeaked by with a 17-16 win over the Indianapolis Colts last week. Jalen Hurts rushed for a late touchdown to take the lead for the Eagles, who scored 14 of their 17 points in the fourth quarter.
The Eagles are the favorites in this one playing at home. They are -310 to win, while the Packers’ moneyline sits at +250. The spread features Green Bay +6.5 (-105), and the over/under for total points is 46.5 (-110).
Green Bay’s Offense Continues To Sputter
With Aaron Rodgers under center, we have become accustomed to the Packers featuring a high-powered offense. It is for this reason that this year has been so unusual, as Green Bay ranks just 26th in scoring, averaging 18.4 points per game (15 on the road).
For Rodgers, he has thrown for 2,542 yards, 19 touchdowns, and seven interceptions. He has also been sacked 21 times on the season and has lost two fumbles.
Rodgers no longer has Davante Adams at his disposal, and the most productive receiver to this point has been Allen Lazard. In nine games, he has just 529 yards and five touchdowns.
On the ground, Aaron Jones leads the way for the Packers. He has rushed 143 times for 778 yards and two touchdowns. He also has 40 receptions out of the backfield for 248 yards and another three scores.
Defensively, the Packers rank 16th overall, allowing 22.1 points per game to opponents.
Eagles Trying To Soar Again
For much of this season, the Philadelphia Eagles looked like the most dominant team in the league. Unfortunately, they have struggled a bit in November, having lost to the Washington Commanders and having beaten the Colts by just a single point.
Still, the Eagles currently have the third-best odds of winning the Super Bowl at +650, and they have simply been too good all year to remain in their current funk.
Under center, Jalen Hurts has certainly stepped up his game, so much so that he is tied for the second-best odds of winning this year’s MVP (+600). On the year, he has thrown for 2,407 yards, 15 touchdowns, and just three interceptions. He has also rushed for 440 yards and another eight scores.
The leading rusher for Philadelphia is Miles Sanders. In 10 games, he has rushed 156 times for 757 yards and six scores.
Through the air, A.J. Brown has been Hurts’ most reliable receiver. He has 49 receptions for a team-high 785 yards and six touchdowns.
On the defensive side, the Eagles rank seventh in the NFL, allowing an average of 18.3 points per game to opponents.
Take Eagles To Win And Cover
While Philadelphia’s one loss came at home, they should still have a big home advantage in this one. It also helps that the Packers have been miserable on the road, going just 1-4 to this point.
Looking at the trends, Green Bay has gone 6-2 in their last eight games against the Eagles, but this is a different Green Bay team than in previous years. Coming into this one, they are 1-5 in their last six road games and 1-6 in their last seven games overall.
It isn’t exactly easy to trust either of these squads right now, but through 11 weeks, the Eagles have earned a bit more of it than the Packers. Especially at home, expect Philadelphia to not only win this one, but to cover the spread as well.
Take Philadelphia -6.5 (-115).