The Denver Broncos will head to Green Bay to battle with the defending Super Bowl champion Packers. Denver comes into the game 1-2, while the Packers are an unbeaten 3-0. The Broncos lone win came in week two when they were able to beat the Cincinnati Bengals. Denver’s two losses came to Oakland and Tennessee. The Broncos are in third place in the AFC West; trailing San Diego and Oakland. The Green Bay Packers have been red-hot to start the season, with wins over New Orleans, Carolina and Chicago. The Packers are co-leaders of the NFC North, along with the Detroit Lions.
Green Bay Packers (-12.5)
The Packers are the top team in the league against the run, allowing just 55 yards per game. The passing defense has not been very good, as they are allowing 359.3 yards per game. The offense for Green Bay is led by Aaron Rodgers, who has thrown for 917 yards and 8 touchdowns. The Packers top receivers have been Jermichael Finley and Greg Jennings, with a combined five touchdowns. Green Bay is play their first home game since the season opening win over the Saints on Thursday night.
Denver Broncos (+12.5)
The Denver Broncos, under John Fox are looking for ways to get the offense back into the form they were last season. Denver ranks near the bottom of the league in rushing and passing yards, combining for just 286 total. The Broncos quarterback Kyle Orton has thrown for 672 yards and 5 touchdowns. After a huge season last year, receiver Brandon Lloyd has yet to catch a touchdown pass this season. The Broncos top receiver has been Eric Decker, with two touchdown receptions. Denver is playing their second straight road game; after losing in Tennessee last week.
This game has the potential to be ugly. The state of Wisconsin is all excited for a great sports weekend, with the Brewers in the playoffs, the Badgers playing Nebraska, and the Packers are home. Look for the Packers to come out fired up in this game, and take a big lead. In the end, Denver will sneak back into the game a little bit, but it will not be enough. The Packers are a 12.5 point favorite, and we feel they will win by 2+ touchdowns. Our bet is Green Bay Packers -12.5 over Denver Broncos.