Green Bay Packers (6-1) vs. Arizona Cardinals (7-0)
October 28, 2021 8:20 pm EDT
The Line: Arizona Cardinals -6 / Green Bay Packers +6; Over/Under: 51
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The Arizona Cardinals and Green Bay Packers square off in Thursday Night Football in week 8 NFL action at State Farm Stadium in Glendale. The Green Bay Packers look to build on their six-game winning streak. The Arizona Cardinals look for another win to improve to an improbable 8-0 on the year.
The Green Bay Packers have won three straight road games. Aaron Rodgers is completing 68.3 percent of his passes for 1,710 yards, 15 touchdowns and three interceptions. Davante Adams and Aaron Jones have combined for 930 receiving yards and seven touchdowns, while Allen Lazard has 15 receptions. The Green Bay Packers ground game is averaging 102 yards per contest, and Jones leads the way with 404 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Green Bay is allowing 20.9 points and 331.4 yards per game. De’Vondre Campbell leads the Green Bay Packers with 68 tackles, Rashan Gary has 3.5 sacks and Eric Stokes has one interception.
The Arizona Cardinals have won five of their last seven home games. Kyler Murray is completing 73.5 percent of his passes for 2,002 yards, 17 touchdowns and five interceptions. DeAndre Hopkins and Christian Kirk have combined for 828 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns, while AJ Green has 24 receptions. The Arizona Cardinals ground game is averaging 136.6 yards per contest, and Chase Edmonds leads the way with 397 yards on 68 carries. Defensively, Arizona is allowing 16.3 points and 316.7 yards per game. Isaiah Simmons leads the Arizona Cardinals with 47 tackles, Markus Golden has six sacks and Byron Murphy Jr. has three interceptions.
The Packers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Cardinals are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games as a favorite and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The under is 4-0 in Packers last 4 games overall. The under is 4-1 in Cardinals last 5 games as a favorite. The under is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings in Arizona.
The Green Bay Packers offense has been hit or miss all season long, and they could be without Davante Adams, which certainly doesn’t help matters. The Arizona Cardinals are making a case for the best team in the league and while everybody talks about their explosive offense, their defense is first in scoring defense. The line is probably accurate, but I can’t leave a touchdown on the table with Aaron Rodgers on the other side of the field. This is also just the third time since 2018 where the Packers have been an underdog of six or more points. Give me the road dog.