Fans better savor the moment on Sunday Night Football when two of the best to ever play game square off head-to-head in a rare meeting. In a quarterback duel for the ages, Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers visit Tom Brady and the New England Patriots in Week 9. The two have played a lot of football over their careers, but they’ve gone head-to-head as starters just once, that coming in the 2014 campaign with Rodgers throwing for 368 yards in a 26-21 Green Bay victory. Regardless of the outcome, it’s a game that football fans, and even non-football fans, should sit back and enjoy. And, of course, there will be plenty of wagering options available on the live betting platform at BookMaker.eu.
Watch this Week 9 regular season matchup live on Sunday, November 4, 2018, at 8:20 p.m. ET at Gillette Stadium.
Opening NFL Odds at BookMaker.eu
Green Bay Packers +5.5
New England Patriots -5.5
We don’t have many opportunities to watch two future first ballot Hall of Famers, still playing at an elite level, go against each other on the national stage. But that’s exactly what will transpire on Sunday night. Rodgers and Brady have combined to start 408 regular season games in their careers, but this will be just the second time they face each other. The last time Green Bay visited New England back in 2010, Rodgers missed the game due to injury.
One thing we can be sure of is that this game won’t be over until the final gun sounds. That’s obviously the case in every game, but with two QBs adept at late-game heroics, don’t stray too far from this one on the live betting lines at BookMaker.eu. There is one way to keep them off the field and the Rams showed us how last week. After nailing a field goal for a 2-point lead with around two minutes remaining in the fourth quarter, Ty Montgomery was stripped of the ball on the ensuing kickoff and the Rams recovered. They ran out the clock, ensuring there would be no theatrics from Rodgers.
That strategy doesn’t always work and one team will be left trying to stop one of the greatest comeback artists of all-time. Rodgers faced the biggest spread of his career last week with the Packers a 7.5-point underdog on the closing line against the Rams, and he never got the chance to pull off the upset. However, the Pack did cover the spread to improve to 3-4 ATS for the year. They’ll face another uphill battle in Foxboro with the opening line spotting Green Bay 5.5-points. The Packers are 2-1 against the spread when playing as an underdog.
Green Bay played its best half of defensive football last week, holding the Rams scoreless for over 29 minutes of the first half. The Packers failed to build off that solid effort and had just a 10-point lead until a safety flipped momentum. The Pack allowed 161 yards and stopped LA on all 10 of its third-down conversion attempts. But the unit couldn’t continue the pace and stumbled in the second half.
This is a development worth watching and noting. Brady has exposed many good defensive teams in his career and he won’t be depressed over a few bad series. Outside of their shutout over the Bills in Week 4, the Packers have surrendered at least 23 points in every game and they are giving up an average of 30 points per contest over their last three.
New England hasn’t exactly been lights out on defense either and the Pats padded their stats at the expense of the Bills on Monday night, giving up just a pair of field goals in a 25-6 win. It was the Pats fifth straight victory and fourth cover in that span.
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Brady and Rodgers will be the first to point out that this game is not all about them, and they are right. Football is a team sport and it takes all 11 players to execute their job responsibilities to have success. But, come on, who are they kidding? This is all about the quarterback and the signal-caller with a better night is going to have the advantage on the live betting odds at BookMaker.eu. Brady and Rodgers have combined to throw for over 109,000 yards with 830 touchdown passes, and we can expect to see more on Sunday night.
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