1:00 PM EST
Cardinals +13.5 over Packers
Aaron Rodgers has not looked like himself this year. For starters, he is dealing with a nagging injury that won’t fully heal until the offseason. Rodgers has been working with a lot of new receivers and guys like Randall Cobb have been out a lot. Today’s game will be in the snow which I always think helps the offense, but the wind is what hurts an offense. The Forecast calls for 20mph high winds. I also wanted to play the OVER, but it had to be scratched due to the wind. Arizona is not a great football team, but they do have a great running back in David Johnson who went to college in this very type of weather in the Missouri Valley. I also like that the Cardinals are stacked with talent in the secondary. Great coverage gets even better in windy conditions. The Packers are very thin in the secondary today as both starting safeties are out of this game and a few corners are banged up as well. With Mike Daniels and Nick Perry now on IR this defense is even more vulnerable at all three levels. Lambeau Field is a tough place to play, but just I don’t think the Packers are a worthy enough football team to be favored by this amount. Josh Rosen is a young guy, but he does have the arm to push the ball downfield in this wind. Take the Cardinals.