The New England Patriots return home for a primetime matchup against the Green Bay Packers.
The New England Patriots are rolling. They are riding a five-game winning streak after defeating the Buffalo Bills in Week 8 on Monday Night Football. After playing in primetime last week, they will play on primetime once again in Week 9.
This time, the Patriots will be at Gillette Stadium, hosting the Green Bay Packers. This will be a great matchup as it will pit two of the best quarterbacks in the league, Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers, against each other.
The Packers come into this game desperate for a victory. They currently have a record of 3-3-1, which puts them in third place in the NFC North. They lost a close game to the Los Angeles Rams last weekend, as Ty Montgomery fumbled a kick return, effectively ending the game and taking the ball out of Rodgers’ hands.
You know the Packers will come into this game motivated. It is their second consecutive road game, as they had to travel across the country, but they need a good performance. However, some people will question if they are truly trying to win games, as they traded away starting safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix prior to the trade deadline this week.
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In addition to being without Clinton-Dix, they will also be without wide receiver Geronimo Allison, who is dealing with multiple injuries. He didn’t even make the trip to New England. In addition to Allison, Randall Cobb, Nick Perry and Jermaine Whitehead are also listed as questionable for Green Bay.
For New England, their injury report is full as usual. Two players are listed as out, Shaq Mason and Brian Schwenke, in addition to 13 players being listed as questionable. The offensive line could be in trouble, as Trent Brown and Marcus Cannon are two of the questionable players.
Julian Edelman and Josh Gordon were both limited throughout the week, as well as Rob Gronkowski. Cordarrelle Patterson, who was the starting running back last week, was added to the injury report on Friday, which is never a good sign.
TV and Live Stream Info
Date: November 4th,, 2018
Start time: 8:20 PM ET
Location: Foxboro, Massachusetts
Stadium: Gillette Stadium
Live Stream: FuboTV
If oddsmakers are right about this game, fans are in for a fun one. This is expected to be a relatively close game with a lot of points. Money has been coming in on Green Bay, as the line has shrunk from its opening number. Does Green Bay have enough to keep up with the Patriots? We will have to wait and see.
Point Spread: Patriots -5, -5.5 or -6
Moneyline: Patriots -230 up to -270, Bills +190 up to +220
Over/Under: 56 or 56.5
The Packers are desperate for a victory, but the Patriots are playing some great football currently. New England looks to be figuring things out defensively, while the offense continues to rack up yardage despite injuries. The Packers need a win, but they won’t have enough to keep up, especially on the road.
Prediction: Patriots 34, Packers 23