Rodgers’ understudy Brett Hundley is coming off his best game as a pro. He threw for 245 yards and three touchdowns with no picks against Pittsburgh.
The Green Bay Packers need to start winning games quickly if NFL fans are going to see star quarterback Aaron Rodgers under centre again this season. A win over the Bucs on Sunday would be step one in a long road to qualify for the playoffs.
Point Spread: Pick Date: Dec. 3, 1:00 PM ET Location: Lambeau Field – Green Bay, Wisconsin
Point Spread and Betting Analysis
This game opened as a pick ‘em on the Sports Interaction NFL odds board.
The Packers lost on a last-second field goal despite being 14-point underdogs against the Steelers on Sunday in Pittsburgh. Green Bay is 5-6 straight up and against the spread this season while the over has cashed in seven of its 11 games.
Tampa Bay lost and failed to cover as a 10.5-point dog at Atlanta. The Bucs couldn’t stop Julio Jones and gave up 34 points – their second-highest mark this season. The loss brings Tampa Bay to 3-7 straight up and 3-6-1 against the spread for the year.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Tampa Bay lost its first game with Ryan Fitzpatrick as the team’s starting QB this year. The Bucs were enjoying a mini surge going 2-0 SU and ATS in Fitzpatrick’s first two starts in place of injured first team QB Jameis Winston.
Reports early in the week suggest Winston will return as the team’s starter after sitting out the last three games with a banged up shoulder. When Winston was healthy, Tampa did sport the league’s best passing game.
Green Bay Packers
Another bay city is thinking about its starting quarterback. Aaron Rodgers broke his collarbone back in back in Week 6 against the Minnesota Vikings. The Pro Bowler wasn’t ruled out for the season and Rodgers said he would return this year providing his collarbone was completely healed.
Packer fans always knew it would be unlikely Rodgers would make a return in 2017 if their team wasn’t in the playoff hunt. Green Bay has gone 1-4 SU (2-3 ATS) without A-Rod but the team does have a few winnable games left on the schedule. Rodgers was seen warming up this weekend and tossing a 50-yard bomb as part of his workout.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Green Bay Packers Prediction
Packers 24-Buccaneers 21