NFL gambling handicappers know that there is nothing more Minnesota Viking quarterback Brett Favre wants than to score a win over the NFL lines versus Green Bay. This NFL gambling matchup features two of the elite quarterbacks in the game with Favre and his Green Bay successor, Aaron Rodgers.
This NFC central division grudge match has all the ingredients to be a classic for those betting the NFL lines.
Favre showed last week that his 4th quarter magic remains against the NFL gambling board as he threw a 32 yard touchdown pass to Greg Lewis with 2 seconds remaining to steal a 27-24 win over the San Francisco 49ers although the Vikings failed to cover as 7-point NFL gambling home favorites.
Such heroics are what have made the Favre legend and certainly bonded him with his teammates, Viking fans, and NFL gambling handicappers looking for a team that can go all the way. Favre has a quarterback rating of 94.5 so far this NFL gambling season as he has completed 65% of his passes and thrown 5 touchdown passes with just 1 interception.
The Viking offense ranks 5th in all of NFL gambling for points scored while ranking a somewhat disappointing 16th in points allowed. Minnesota is 3-0 straight up and 2-1 against the spread with 2 out of those 3 games going over the total.
An even bigger factor than Favre is running back Adrian Peterson who has 357 yards in 3 games with a 6.1 yards per carry average with 4 touchdowns. Peterson serves to keep the heat off of Favre and set him up for play action.
Last week the Green Bay Packers scored a 36-17 NFL gambling win over the St. Louis Rams as 6.5-point road favorites to improve to 2-1 straight up and against the spread with 2 out of those 3 games having gone over the total.
Green Bay ranks 6th overall in scoring and 18th overall for points allowed. Rodgers quarterback rating is 97.2 with a 57% completion percentage and 4 touchdown passes with 0 interceptions. Favre has never forgiven the Pack for casting him aside last year and has lived for this moment. This is his first of two chances to extract revenge.