On Thursday August 26th fans that enjoy betting NFL preseason games are in for a real treat and plenty of offensive fireworks when the Green Bay Packers host the AFC Champion Indianapolis Colts. Kickoff for this Saturday matchup is set for 8:05 Eastern Time and sbg global opened with the Packers as a 3.5-point favorite with an over/under total at 44.
Everyone knows what the Colts are all about: Peyton Manning racking up ridiculous stats and passing the team to victory. Indy has been a mainstay of the NFL betting lines postseason almost since his arrival at Colts’ training camp as a rookie. And two Super Bowl appearances during that tenure have made him and the team a household name among sports betting fans.
But the Green Packers have been a team that has been living in the shadow of another QB legend (Brett Favre) for the past few seasons, but that should hardly be the case for long. After two impressive seasons as the starter in Green Bay QB Aaron Rogers have proven himself a worthy heir as signal caller for the Pack and has established himself as one of the top talents in the league.
Last season Rogers threw for 4,434 yards (4th best in the NFL), 30 TDS (3rd best) and just 7 INTs (best in the league). Under his guidance the team’s offense has also vastly improved and was the third highest scoring in the NFL last season (28.8 ppg) and averaged 379.1 yards per game (5th best in NFL).
Yet still, the Packers and Rogers seem to get overlooked in the discussion about great offenses and great QBs. This third preseason game for the Pack should serve as a final tune up in front of a crazed crowd of cheese heads as the offense puts the finishing touches on what should be high scoring attack plan in the regular season games ahead. Aside from the passing game Green Bay has finally developed a running game and RB Ryan Grant had a career year last season (no doubt benefiting from the great passing by Rogers) scoring 11 TDs and rushing for 1,253 yards.
The Colts are a formidable opponent but expect the Packers to win this matchup.