Carolina Panthers vs Green Bay Packers NFL Game pick, odds, and preview!
Of course, just one NFL game on Saturday isn't enough, so the NFL was extra nice and gave us a second. It's a matchup of two big dick QB's as the Carolina Panthers head to Green Bay to take on the Packers. Teddy B and his big... will be in a QB battle with Aaron "Family Feuding" Rodgers, as the Panthers play for reputation while the Packers are aiming for a bye in the first round of the playoffs. Let's not waste any more time and get into the pick!
Carolina Panthers at Green Bay Packers
Only the Atlanta Falcons have more FG attempts than the Carolina Panthers this year. While that may be a weird stat to bring it up, it truly outlines the Panthers' offensive struggles this season. The Panthers have lots of playmakers on offense and Bridgewater has been very accurate this season which combined has allowed the Panthers at times to move will ease. The problem is scoring TDs and without Christian McCaffrey for most of the season, Teddy Bridgewater has proven to be nothing more than an elite game manager QB. This would be fine for a lot of teams but the Panthers do not have an elite defense and have been chasing TDs most games.
The Packers control their own destiny in the NFC right now, as if the season ended today they would hold the top spot in the NFC and a bye in the first round of the playoffs. With the change to only one bye per conference this year, first place in the conference is more important than ever. Aaron Rodger has to be the favorite for MVP right now as no one other than the Buccaneers has been able to stop him or his favorite target Davante Adams. The main problem for the Packers has been the defense, as they struggle to get off the field and are 5th last in turnovers forced.
The Packers are set up to attack the Panthers' defense however they want. The Panthers have struggled to stop the run and the pass, so it's really a question of can the Panthers keep up. The Panthers won't have McCaffrey for the game but they will get DJ Moore back who is a game-changer in his own right... if Teddy throws him the ball. The Panthers don't turn over the ball much and the Packers don't force turnovers, so this game is set up to be closer than expected. Trust the Panthers to score just enough field goals to keep it close.