It’s been a tough couple of weeks for the Denver Broncos, who are still looking for their first win of the year. It’s not about to get any easier for them, as they play the Green Bay Packers on the road this coming Sunday. The Packers are riding a wave of momentum, but can the Broncos trip Aaron Rodgers and company up?
Betting Preview for the Denver Broncos vs Green Bay Packers NFL Regular Season Week 3 Game on September 22, 2019
Where: Lambeau Field, Green Bay
When: Sunday, September 22, 2019, 1:00 PM ET
TV Broadcast: ESPN
Betting on the Denver Broncos (0-2)
The Joe Flacco and Vic Fangio era in Denver isn’t having a good start. The Broncos remain winless through the first two weeks of the 2019 NFL season. In Week 2, they had the win in the bag until Chicago Bears kicker Eddy Pineiro stole it back in a 16-14 Denver loss at home. Flacco took 50 passes to make 292 passing yards and a touchdown against an interception, while running backs Royce Freeman and Philip Lindsay split the rushing duties for 90 yards on 24 carries. The Broncos have a limited offense that is thin on talent, but Vic Fangio’s team makes up for it with a talented defensive crew. The Broncos’ stop unit will have their hands full in containing Aaron Rodgers at Lambeau Field, though, they will benefit from Fangio’s familiarity in the playing against the Packers, thanks to his experience as a former Bears defensive coordinator. While he no longer has Khalil Mack under his wing, Fangio still has the pair of Bradley Chubb and Von Miller to make life hard for the Packers’ QB.
The under is 5-0 in the Broncos’ last five road games. They are also 2-0 against the spread (ATS) in their last two games away from Denver.
Betting on the Green Bay Packers (2-0)
The Packers may have finally given Rodgers the defense he fully deserves as a complement to the lethal offense he’s been running in Green Bay for a long time. After crippling the Bears’ attack in Week 1, the Packers stymied another NFC North rival, beating the Minnesota Vikings at home last Sunday, 21-16. The Packers’ defense is still far from perfect, but it’s been better. Green Bay allowed 195 rushing yards to Minnesota, but a big chunk of it came during a 75-yard touchdown run by running back Dalvin Cook. The Packers don’t need an elite defense. They just need a solid one that will not spoil whatever magic Rodgers weave on the other side of the ball. Denver doesn’t many weapons on offense, so look for Green Bay’s defense to show up once again. Rodgers had 209 passing yards and two touchdowns with no interceptions on 22 of 34 completions against a tough Minnesota defense, while running back Aaron Jones recovered from a lackluster Week 1 performance by rushing for 116 yards and a touchdown on 23 carries in the Vikings game.
The Packers win, 24-17.
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