This week’s Super Bowl betting odds for the NFC title game will frame a historic game as the two oldest rivals in the NFL will go head-to-head for the 183rd time, but for the first time in the postseason since 1941. Green Bay has three Super Bowl wins to one for Chicago, and the NFC North rivals will clash for the third time this season.
Green Bay Packers vs. Chicago Bears Odds – Sunday, 3:00 PM ET
Aaron Rodgers put on a clinic in a 48-21 massacre of Atlanta in the Georgia Dome, going 31-of-36 for 366 yards and three touchdowns with no picks, and he was as adept throwing on the run as he was sitting in the pocket. James Starks added 66 yards on the ground for the Packers, who were down 14-7 with 11:50 to go in the first half, but then found themselves up 42-14 heading into the fourth quarter, largely behind the exploits of Rodgers. But those watching NFL betting lines
also watched the Green Bay defense step up their game, forcing four turnovers, including a 70-yard interception return at the end of the first half that essentially crushed Atlanta’s hopes.
The Bears also avenged a regular-season loss as they dropped Seattle 35-24, and that score is flattering to the Seahawks, who scored two late touchdowns. Jay Cutler went 15-of-28 for 274 yards and two touchdowns, and he also scrambled for two scores as the Bears were up 28-3 by halftime, and they may have taken their foot off the gas in the fourth quarter, something they won’t be able to do against the Packers. The Bears, led by Brian Urlacher and Lance Briggs, never allowed the Seattle running game get on track, and they hit a couple of big plays on them early to take the wind out of the Seahawks’ sails.
Hopefully, this game will be worth the price per head
for ticket buyers, as tickets are reportedly up to $1000 to see this game in the flesh. The Packers are 3.5-point favorites on the road in Chicago, where they are 2-3 SU and 3-2 ATS in their last five trips. We’re going with the Packers based on the quarterback matchup, as Rodgers has a 92.6 rating in six games against the Bears, while Cutler has a 65.0 rating in five games against the Packers. Cutler also played in his first playoff game since high school last week, and we know he has a propensity for making bad throws. Look for Green Bay’s defense to force him into some mistakes, and Rodgers is simply playing lights-out right now. He also has more weapons at his disposal, so lay a sports bet
on Green Bay this Sunday.
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