NFL Betting Sites Look Over Packers-Broncos Match
Posted by: Anthony Yaylor
NFL betting sites are excited for this weekend’s action. Not so much because Week 3 of the preseason continues this weekend, but rather because of the cataclysmic event that is Mayweather vs. McGregor. There’s no question everybody in the world will be tuning in for this once in a lifetime event. But just because everybody will be watching a boxing match doesn’t mean they can’t bet on NFL this Saturday.
This Saturday, there will be a total of 9 different matchups for fans to wager on. One particular matchup worth betting on is the pairing between the Green Bay Packers and the Denver Broncos. Let’s take a look at what NFL betting sites have to say about this particular matchup.
Green Bay Packers vs. Denver Broncos – Saturday, August 26th
When: 9:00 pm ET
Where: Sports Authority Field, Denver
TV: Local Broadcasts
Stream: NFL.com, NFL Game Pass
NFL Sportsbook Lines:
Green Bay Packers +3 (-120) 42 (-110)
Denver Broncos –3 (EV) 42 (-110)
Green Bay Packers
In 2016, the rightful owners of the Vince Lombardi trophy were a game away from competing for a Super Bowl title. Unfortunately, a defense that had spelled trouble all season long for Green Bay finally cost them the season, at the most inopportune time. Afterwards, franchise quarterback Aaron Rodgers stressed the need for the team to ‘reload’ and it’s safe to say his management didn’t let him down. The Pack went 10-6 and won the NFC North. Will their reload be able to deliver better NFL sportsbook results?
Green Bay will have to contend without edge rusher Julius Peppers, who departed from the organization this past offseason to rejoin his former team – the Carolina Panthers. However, the Packers brought in a fair share of stars to help counterbalance the loss. This includes former Jaguar, cornerback Davon House and former Redskin, defensive end Ricky Jean Francois.
They weren’t the biggest names in the free agency, but tight ends Martellus Bennett and Lance Kendricks were – both of whom will be joining the Pack in 2017. Albeit, tight ends won’t really help an ailing secondary, but they will provide a big target for Rodgers to hit.
To help plug the holes in their secondary, the Packers decided to grab cornerback Kevin King out of Washington to make an impact. King is one of the biggest, most physical corner backs in the draft and it’ll be interesting to see just how big of a role he plays.
After Peyton Manning’s retirement, and after winning the Super Bowl, the Broncos proceeded to deliver a 9-7 record that let everybody know they are still rebuilding. Well, at least on offense.
The Broncos finished 3rd in the AFC West and failed to qualify for the playoffs for the first time in 5 years. In 2017, Denver will be looking to return to playoff form and they first thing they need to do is develop some sort of aerial threat.
Heading into the season, Trevor Siemian is listed as the starter. Coming off an 18 touchdown, 10 interception, 84.6 passer rating season, Broncos fans aren’t exactly looking forward to Siemian tossing the pigskin down the field. Nonetheless, there is a possibility that last years’ experience helps Siemian get to the next level. I wouldn’t hold my breathe however.