Green Bay Packers (6-1) at Carolina Panthers (7-0)
|Date & Time||Sunday November 8, 2015, 1:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: Carolina Panthers +2.5 -- Over/Under: 46.5
The Green Bay Packers and Carolina Panthers square off Sunday at Bank of America Stadium.
The Green Bay Packers have not lost back-to-back games since the 2013 season. Aaron Rodgers is completing 67.6 percent of his passes for 1,568 yards, 15 touchdowns and two interceptions. Rodgers has four passing touchdowns in his last three games. James Jones and Randall Cobb have combined for 803 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns while Richard Rodgers has 23 receptions. The Green Bay Packers ground game is averaging 122 yards per contest, and Eddie Lacy leads the way with 298 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Green Bay is allowing 18.6 points and 375.7 yards per game. Ha Ha Clinton-Dix leads the packers with 48 tackles, Julius Peppers has 5.5 sacks and Damarious Randall has eight pass deflections. Bruce Gaston, Sam Shields and Quinten Rollins are questionable.
The Carolina Panthers look to remain undefeated by winning their seventh straight home game. Cam Newton is completing 54.2 percent of his passes for 1,523 yards, 11 touchdowns and eight interceptions. Newton has thrown six picks in his last three games. Greg Olsen and Ted Ginn Jr. have combined for 861 receiving yards and seven touchdowns while Corey Brown has 14 receptions. The Carolina Panthers ground game is averaging 144 yards per contest, and Jonathan Stewart leads the way with 505 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Carolina is allowing 19.4 points and 342.6 yards per game. Thomas Davis leads the Panthers with 59 tackles, Kawann Short has five sacks and Josh Norman has 12 pass deflections. Andrew Norwell, Mario Addison and Dwan Edwards are questionable.
The Packers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games in November. The Panthers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games in November and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS loss. The underdog is 8-3-1 ATS in their last 12 meetings.
I really like this Panthers team, as they simply find ways to win while playing old school football. The Packers are great in their own right, but I don't trust their defense and the lack of healthy weapons has really made life tough for Rodgers. I like the Panthers here at home to win this game outright.