The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will be trying to bounce back from their loss to Chicago when they face the Green Bay Packers on Sunday afternoon. This a battle of two Hall of Fame quarterbacks in Aaron Rodgers against Tom Brady.
(Line movements and injury reports are updated as of Saturday evening.)
This one has shifted somewhat, in favor of the visiting team. The Buccaneers opened as three-point favorites but that is now up to Green Bay -1, though you can find the game as a pick 'em at a couple of sportsbooks. 68 percent of the bets ATS are taking Aaron Rodgers and the Packers here.
The total for this game opened at 52 points. There has been a sharp upward movement as the total now sits at 55 or 55.5 points, depending on the sportsbook. A hefty 70 percent of the bets on the total think this one is going over the mark.
Game-time Weather: It's going to be a typical hot, humid afternoon down in the Sunshine State. Game-time temperatures are expected to be in the mid-80s with the real-feel temperature hitting the low-90s under partly sunny skies. There is a near 50 percent chance of rain at kickoff but that drops to 15 percent by 5 pm ET. Winds are from the east-northeast around 10 miles an hour with gusts topping out around 15 miles per hour.
Packers Going For Fifth Consecutive WinThe Packers are off to a good start this season, winning their first four games. They will try to remain unbeaten with a win over the Buccaneers, which will give them their fifth win in a row while increasing their lead in the NFC North.
Green Bay is the best offensive team in the league, averaging 38 points per game. The team is averaging 294.8 passing yards and 150.8 rushing yards per game.
Aaron Rodgers has completed 70.5 percent of his passes for 1,214 yards, 13 touchdowns, and no interceptions. Aaron Jones leads the team with 374 rushing yards and four touchdowns, while Allen Lazard leads the team with 254 receiving yards and two touchdowns.
Davante Adams, who missed the last two games with a hamstring injury, was a full participant in practice this week and is expected to play.
Defensively, the Packers are giving up 25.3 points per game. They held their last three opponents to 22.3 points per game and will need to keep playing well defensively if they want to keep their streak alive.
OUT: TE Josiah Deguara,CB Kabion Ento, RB Tyler Ervin, WR Devin Funchess, LB Christian Kirksey, WR Allen Lazard, LB Kamal Martin, G Simon Stepaniak, G Lane Taylor, RB Patrick Taylor
Questionable: DL Montravious Adams, LB Rashan Gary, CB Kevin King, TE Marcedes Lewis, LB Kamal Martin, LB Za'Darius Smith, WR Equanimeous St. Brown
Bucs Trying To Snap Three-Game Losing Streak to Green BayThe Buccaneers are coming off a disappointing loss to Chicago, which snapped their three-game winning streak. They will try to bounce back from the loss with a win over the Packers, which will give them sole possession of the NFC South lead and snap their three-game losing streak against Green Bay.
Tampa Bay is a good offensive team, averaging 27.8 points per game. They are averaging 265.6 passing yards and 99.4 rushing yards per game.
Tom Brady has completed 64.3 percent of his passes for 1,375 yards, 12 touchdowns, and four interceptions. Ronald Jones II leads the team with 359 rushing yards and one touchdown, while Mike Evans leads the team with 271 receiving yards and six touchdowns. He should also get back speedy receiver Chris Godwin, who has missed the last two games due to a hamstring injury.
Tampa Bay has done a good job defensively, giving up 22.4 points per game. They gave up 20.3 points per game in their last three games and will need to keep playing well on the defensive end if they want to beat the Packers.
OUT: TE Antony Auclair, LB Jack Cichy, S Justin Evans, WR John Franklin, TE O.J. Howard, RB T.J. Logan, T Brad Seaton, DL Vita Vea
Questionable: LB Lavonte David, CB Carlton Davis, DL Khalil Davis, RB Leonard Fournette, TE Rob Gronkowski, WR John Hurst, RB LeSean McCoy, G John Molchon, LB Jason Pierre-Paul
Tampa Bay is:
- 0-5-1 ATS vs. a team with a winning record.
- 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games.
Green Bay is:
- 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall.
- 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games against an opponent in the NFC South.