Sunday, December 6, 2020, Lambeau Field, Green Bay, Wisconsin, 4:25 p.m. ET
Eagles at Packers Betting Preview: Eagles (+8.5/-105), Packers (-8.5/-115)
The Eagles (3-7-1) are trending in the wrong direction with three consecutive losses, leaving them in third place in the dreadful NFC East. Philadelphia has scored exactly 17 points in each game of the skid, and the heat is being turned up on Super Bowl-winning coach Doug Pederson for the poor season. Pederson’s once acclaimed offensive mind isn’t producing results at past levels as the club ranks 25th in scoring offense (21.5 points per game) and 28th in total offense (322.8 yards per game).
Quarterback Carson Wentz has thrown an NFL-worst 15 interceptions and been sacked a league-high 46 times during a season in which he has passed for 2,541 yards and 16 touchdowns. The constant pressure has prompted Wentz to make more high-risk throws, and the end result is that the Eagles have a minus-10 turnover ratio with 21 giveaways against 11 takeaways. Defensive end Brandon Graham has a team-best seven sacks for a unit that has racked up 36, tied for second in the NFL.
Three-time Pro Bowl tight end Zach Ertz (ankle) could return after a five-game absence, and that would certainly help Wentz. Wideout J.J. Arcega-Whiteside should also be back on the field after being activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list.
Green Bay Packers
The Packers (8-3) have a three-game lead in the NFC North and look to move closer to clinching a playoff spot for the second straight season following a two-year absence. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers is having a stellar season with 3,100 yards, 33 touchdowns and four interceptions. He is three touchdown passes away from becoming the seventh player in NFL history to reach 400. In a 41-25 win over the Chicago Bears last week, Rodgers (50,046) became the 11th player to top 50,000 career passing yards.
Helping make Rodgers ultra-productive is star receiver Davante Adams, who has caught at least one scoring pass in six straight games. Adams has 74 receptions for 908 yards and 11 touchdowns this season, and he has topped 100 yards in four of his nine games played. Outside linebacker Za’Darius Smith is tied for fourth in the NFL with nine sacks, and he has 22.5 in 27 games with Green Bay.
Wideout Allen Lazard is again having core-muscle injuries after totaling just 41 yards on six receptions over the past two games. He was limited in Wednesday’s practice as was tight end Marcedes Lewis (knee), who was hurt against the Bears.
Eagles at Packers Betting Pick for Week 13
Rodgers is playing like a guy still mad the Packers used a first-round pick on possible quarterback of the future Jordan Love. His four-touchdown effort against the Bears was his fifth of the season, and he is a strong candidate for NFL MVP honors.
The Eagles are in disarray and can’t put it together despite being in a division rated as one of the worst in NFL history. A fourth straight loss would be detrimental, but it is hard to imagine Philadelphia winning at Green Bay.
Eagles at Packers Betting Pick:
Packers 34, Eagles 17
Eagles at Packers Best Bet for Week 13
This total going over depends on the Eagles as we feel confident the Packers will do their part. But what if Wentz and the offense melt down further and score in single digits? Look for that familiar Philadelphia 17-spot.
Eagles at Packers Best Bet: OVER 47 total points (-106)