On Thursday Night Football, we have a rematch of the 2019 NFC Championship Game as the Green Bay Packers travel to Southern California to take on the San Francisco 49ers. Green Bay has had this game circled since the schedule came out as they seek revenge for that loss.
The Packers enter tonight’s game atop the NFC North with a 5-2 record but got demolished by the Minnesota Vikings and Dalvin Cook last week but can put a full game between themselves and the Chicago Bears with a victory.
San Francisco is also coming off a divisional loss at the hands of the Seattle Seahawks and stand at 4-4 at the bottom of the NFC West. The 49ers will be without their quarterback, Jimmy Garoppolo, and their leading receiver in tight end George Kittle.
Both teams have been ravaged by injuries and positive Covid tests. The 49ers will not have one player on the field tonight that played in the championship game last year. The Packers may be without their top three running backs pending Aaron Jones‘ calf injury as his status is questionable.
JaMycal Hasty (+130) to Score a TD
Hasty will be the starting running back for the 49ers in tonight’s game due to the many injuries to players ahead of him on the depth chart. He scored last week but did not have a great game as he totaled just 29 yards on 12 carries. It is comforting to know that he will get the goal line carries as he did last week. Head coach Kyle Shanahan loves to run the ball and the starting receivers for San Francisco have very little game experience. San Fran will be running the ball all night especially if you factor in that Dalvin Cook dissected Green Bay’s rushing defense last week.
Aaron Rodgers Over 280.5 Passing Yards (-112)
Rodgers will be forced into throwing and may have to throw well into the fourth quarter. Green Bay will not be able to rely on their running game if they want to stay in this game. The Packers will be passing even if they have control of this game to keep the clock running. Expect a big game out of DaVante Adams as well.
Green Bay Packers 1st Half: -4.5 (-104)
The Packers have been decimated at the running back position due to COVID-19 issues along with Jones’ calf injury. They may be forced into throwing the ball due to the lack of a running game and Aaron Rodgers will have plenty of time to throw, as the 49ers are also missing some key components to their defensive line, most notably Nick Bosa. The Packers offense is the healthiest unit for either team that will suit up tonight. Look for Green Bay to jump out to an early lead in tonight’s game.
*Odds via DraftKings