The Packers (13-3 in 2007) will play host to the Minnesota Vikings (8-8 in 2007) at Lambeau Field, with the opening kick scheduled for 7:00 PM ET. NFL bettors can view the game nationally on ESPN.
The new-look Vikes will try their best to erase memories of the 34-0 drubbing they absorbed on the “frozen tundra” in Green last season and get the ’08 season started on the right foot. HC Brad Childress must feel that he has all the pieces in place for Minnesota to make a serious run at the Super Bowl this season.
Adding DE Jared Allen in the off-season gives the Vikings arguably the best defensive line in the NFL. If the Vikes are going to beat the NFL betting odds for their football betting fans more often than not, the offense must score more points behind youngsters QB Tarvaris Jackson and RB Adrian Peterson.
Peterson was amazing in his rookie campaign, accounting for over 2,000 all-purpose yards and 13 total TDs. Though Jackson showed flashes of brilliance, the Alabama State product must do better than his 9:12 TD:INT ratio from a year ago to bring Minnesota to the next level.
It was a magical season for Brett Favre and the Green Bay Packers in ’07, falling narrowly short of the Super Bowl when they lost 23-20 in the NFC Conference Championship game to the New York Giants in overtime.
The Pack were still kind to their NFL betting followers last season, recording a league-best 12-3-1 record against the football betting line throughout the regular season. Including the playoffs, Green Bay is on the longest streak of ‘overs’ in the NFL at nine games in a row. NFL odds makers have installed Green Bay as slender 2.5-point home favorites in this Week 1 match-up, with the ‘total’ coming in at 38.
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