- The Buffalo Bills (5-1) are 11-point home favorites over the Green Bay Packers (3-4) in Week 8
- Aaron Rodgers is a double-digit underdog for the first time in his 17-year career
- NBC’s Sunday Night Football kicks off from Orchard Park, New York on October 30 at 8:20pm ET
Following a 23-21 upset loss to Washington that dropped his Packers to 3-4, Aaron Rodgers was quoted as saying: “I’m not worried about this squad. In fact, this might be the best thing for us. This week, nobody’s going to give us a chance, going to Buffalo on ‘Sunday Night Football,’ with a chance to get exposed. Shoot, this might be the best thing for us.”
Well, he was right about one thing. No one is giving Green Bay a chance against the Bills. Before we check the odds on the game, here’s where you can find the best Super Bowl betting tips and the top betting sites for NFL football in 2022.
Bills vs Packers
|Spread||Money Line||Total Points|
|Green Bay Packers||+11 (-111)||+415||Ov 47.5 (-110)|
|Buffalo Bills||-11 (-109)||-520||Un 47.5 (-110)|
Ghastly Green Bay
Green Bay has not lost more than four games in a season since 2018. That will change on Sunday night in Buffalo. It’s hard to see Matt LaFleur’s club mustering an upset after three consecutive losses to the Giants, Jets and Commanders.
Aaron Rodgers hasn’t thrown for 300 yards in a game all season. The back-to-back MVP was 0-for-6 on third down in Sunday’s loss to Washington – his first career game without converting a third down. The Packers’ run game was just as pathetic in Week 7, with Aaron Jones and A.J. Dillon combining for just 38 rushing yards.
Aaron Rodgers after the last play of the Packers-Commanders game. pic.twitter.com/e9atAQ4LXE
— FOX Sports: NFL (@NFLonFOX) October 23, 2022
Buffalo comes off a bye
Green Bay’s disaster of a season is about to get a whole lot worse. Buffalo’s defense has allowed the fewest points per game (13.5) and yards per game (281.5) in the league. The Bills also lead the league in yards per game (440.8) and rank second in points (29.3). Only behind the Chiefs, who they beat in Week 6.
Rested and ready after a bye week, Josh Allen, Stefon Diggs, Gabriel Davis and company should have no problem putting up points against a middling Packers D.
Bills vs Packers
In advance of Sunday’s game, Rodgers had no trouble throwing his teammates under the bus during his weekly appearance with Pat McAfee. “I think guys who are making too many mistakes shouldn’t be playing. Gotta start cutting some reps. And maybe guys who aren’t playing, give them a chance.”
Whether it’s his sub-par weapons or a declining skill-set, Rodgers is struggling to throw downfield. The 38-year-old is averaging just 3.4 air yards per pass attempt. And he’s completed just 22.2% of his 25+ yard passes after connecting on over 40% of them in 2021.
Patrick Mahomes is on pace for 5,243 yards and 49 TD this season.
Josh Allen is on pace for 5,610 yards and 48 TD.
We are in the midst of historic seasons by arguably the two best QBs in the #NFL right now. #Chiefs #ChiefsKingdom #Bills #BillsMafia pic.twitter.com/R5GhDcOUbz
— Jeff Kerr (@JeffKerrCBS) October 25, 2022
Buffalo is an 11-point home favorite over the Packers on Sunday Night Football, with the over-under set at 47.5 points. While NFL football never fails to surprise, this seems like more of a “changing of the guard” game than a rebound spot for Green Bay.
In midst of a career year and possible MVP campaign of his own, Josh Allen will embarrass Aaron Rodgers in primetime with another standout performance.
Final Score Prediction: Buffalo 35, Packers 16
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