Denver Broncos vs. Green Bay Packers NFL Week 3 Predictions & NFL Betting Tips
We have Denver Broncos vs. Green Bay Packers NFL Week 3 Predictions & NFL Betting Tips for the Sunday game at Lambeau.
Denver Broncos find themselves staring down the barrel of a 0-3 start as they head to Lambeau Field this week to face the Green Bay Packers.
The game will get started at 1:00 EST on Sunday, September 22. The current odds have Green Bay favored by 7.5 points with an over/under of 43 points.
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Denver Broncos Form
If any team deserves an asterisk for their 0-2 tart, it might be the Broncos. They appeared to have last week’s game won after a successful 2-point conversion with 31 seconds left game them a 14-13 lead over the Bears.
But a controversial roughing the passer call gave Chicago an extra 15 yards, helping them get into field goal range for the game-winning kick.
— Scary Alvarez (@barryisthedon) September 15, 2019
Alas, the Broncos are 0-2 on the season and they know that their chances of reaching the playoffs if they fall to 0-3 will be slim to nil.
Offensively, the Broncos rank near the bottom of the league in points through two weeks. Joe Flacco hasn’t necessarily been a problem, completing 69% of his passes and limiting himself to one interception over two games.
But he’s certainly not been part of the solution. Downfield throws have been few and far between, leaving the Denver offense reliant on sustaining long drives.
That’s made more difficult with a questionable offensive line that’s missing right tackle Ja’Wuan James. On the other side, left tackle Garett Bolles continues to draw holding penalties at a high clip, making it difficult for the Broncos to get into a rhythm offensively and keep drives alive.
The Denver defense was expected to be the strength of the team, but they have underperformed thus far. Through two games, the Broncos are yet to record a sack or force a turnover.
They’re only allowing 20 points per game, which is quite impressive for a team without a sack or turnover. But with an offense that’s limited, the Broncos need to get more out of their defense if they’re going to find their way into the win column.
Green Bay Packers Form
Two weeks into the season, the Packers are the only team in the NFC North that’s 2-0. Green Bay escaped an ugly, defensive slugfest with a win against the Bears in Week 1 and then held serve at home against the Vikings last weekend.
The Packers took a 21-0 lead early in the second quarter, only to be held scoreless for the final 44 minutes of the game. However, the Green Bay defense once again took center stage, forcing four turnovers during the game and doing just enough to hold on for the 21-16 win.
— Green Bay Packers (@packers) September 18, 2019
Despite a hot start early in last week’s game, the Packers are still figuring things out offensively. Aaron Rodgers, of course, isn’t the problem, but the Packers are still searching for reliable secondary receivers.
At times, Geronimo Allison and Marquez Valdes-Scantling have shown signs of being the complement to Davante Adams. But Rodgers is still leaning on Adams whenever he needs a big play.
The good news is that Aaron Jones and the running game came alive last week. If that continues, things will be easier for Rodgers and Green Bay will be able to salt the game away if they get a lead.
Of course, it’s been on the defensive side of the ball where the Packers have been the most impressive this season. They’ve allowed a total of just 19 points through two games.
To be fair, the Green Bay defense was shredded on the ground against Dalvin Cook last week. But the secondary has been outstanding, allowing opposing quarterbacks to complete just 52% of their passes for less than six yards per attempt.
That will be difficult to maintain all season, but it’s certainly been a promising start to the season for the Green Bay defense.
Denver Broncos vs. Green Bay Packers head-to-head
The most memorable game between these two teams came in Super Bowl XXXII when the Broncos entered as heavy underdogs but came away with the first Super Bowl win in franchise history.
However, the Packers have won three of the five games the two teams have played since that Super Bowl.
That includes both times the Broncos have traveled to Lambeau Field, losing once by 28 points and once by 26 points.
Denver Broncos vs. Green Bay Packers NFL Week 3 Predictions
Taking a team that’s favored by 7.5 points is usually a sucker’s bet in the NFL, but that may not be the case this season.
Rodgers is capable of finding a groove offensively, and against a defense that doesn’t have a sack or turnover this year, he’ll have less to worry about.
Meanwhile, the Broncos aren’t set up to be a high-scoring team. If the Packers can start fast again at home, Denver will struggle to keep up, so take a chance on the Packers winning comfortably and covering the spread at home.
Denver Broncos vs. Green Bay Packers NFL Week 3 Predictions: Packers @ BetOnline