Great Online NFL Betting Matchup in Week 5
Posted by: Anthony Yaylor
Week 4 of the 2017 online NFL betting season really shook things up. The Carolina Panthers got things done against the New England Patriots – one of this weekend’s biggest surprises. The Bills also delivered a 23-17 shocker versus the Atlanta Falcons, giving Buffalo the lead in the AFC East. This is unprecedented to say the least and all over the league things are turning out wackier than expected.
Like in the NFC East, where every player who bets NFL online figured that the Cowboys and Giants would be duking it for the rights in the division. Instead, New York is winless thus far into the season and the Cowboys have looked significantly worst. At 2-2, Dallas is tied for second place in the division. It goes without saying that the Cowboys cannot afford any more setbacks this early into the season. Unfortunately for them, they’ll have to host the Green Bay Packers this Sunday.
Green Bay Packers vs. Dallas Cowboys – Sunday, October 8th
When: 4:25 pm ET
Where: AT&T Stadium, Arlington
Stream: Fox Sports Go, NFL Game Pass
Online NFL Betting Odds:
Green Bay Packers +2 (-110) 52 ½ (-110)
Dallas Cowboys -2 (-110) 52 ½ (-110)
Green Bay Packers
The Packers march into this Week 5 matchup sporting a 3-1 record that ranks them 1st in the NFC North. Green Bay won the division last season and they’re doing all they can to build up as big of a lead as possible. In 2016, the Pack hosed the Cowboys early in the season and ended up being humbled on their home turf. Green Bay would later avenge their loss in the NFC Divisional game, where some late-game magic from Aaron Rodgers sealed the Cowboys’ 2016 fate.
This is a big online NFL betting matchup for the Pack. Last year they were but one game away from punching a ticket to the Super Bowl. To get there, Green Bay had to travel to Atlanta and face arguably the hottest offense in the NFL. The Packers were bullied throughout the game but one can’t help feel the tables would’ve been turned had the Pack been afforded home field advantage. In order to make sure they can play this year’s NFC Championship game in Lambeau, Rodgers and company will need to edge out a win tonight.
The at-.500 Cowboys cannot seem to find the same momentum they had last year. Dallas suffered but 3 losses all last season and they’re currently closing in on that figure with unwanted speed. The tipping point for the Cowboys’ dominance came in Week 2, when the Broncos absolutely manhandled Dallas 42-17. Since then, teams have gotten a blueprint on how to defeat Dallas; jump to an early lead and commit to stopping the run. If you can do that, you’ll force the Cowboys to throw the ball with a little bit of pressure, something they simply haven’t been able to do so far. And that’s with Ezekiel Elliott still in the huddle, just wait and see what happens when the suspension finally comes down.