The Green Bay opens up as an underdog to Tampa Bay in Week 3
The Chicago Bears were the perfect dose of medicine the Green Bay Packers needed to gain confidence for their season. The Packers demolished their NFC North rival 27-10 on Sunday Night Football. Their offense and defense had polar opposite performances from the Packers’ Week 1 loss. The Packers’ offense appears back on track before they fly to Tampa Bay next week in Week 3.
The next opponent for the Packers is much better than the rebuilding Bears. The Packers will go on the road next Sunday to play Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Buccaneers are 2-0 after beating the Dallas Cowboys and New Orleans Saints. This game will be a crucial matchup for both teams. The Packers and Buccaneers were expected by analysts to be Super Bowl contenders this season.
The game should tell Packers fans a little more about what to expect this year than the Bears matchup. The Buccaneers will not have the talent deficiency all over their roster as the Packers’ Week 2 foe had. It appears bettors are cautious about taking the Packers after the win. Per Draft Kings, the Packers are +3 point underdogs to the Buccaneers.
The odds aren’t terrible for the Packers as they are the road team in Week 3. The Packers and Buccaneers are expected to play each other competitively in a matchup that features Brady and Rodgers. We’ll see if the line will move as the Packers’ injury report for the matchup becomes clearer.
Packers can prove more to the doubters this week
The Packers have a chance to show the league they are still a threat in the NFC this season with a win against the Buccaneers. After the Vikings game, the team had plenty of doubters, but the Packers appeared much better with wide receiver Allen Lazard and offensive tackle Elgton Jenkins on the field in Week 2.
The Buccaneers didn’t look invincible in their win over the Saints in Week 2. Brady was so upset at the offense that he threw multiple tantrums during the game. The Packers’ defense should be able to compete with the Buccaneers’ offense in Week 3. If they can hold the Buccaneers to under 20 points, the Packers’ offense should have enough firepower to get the win.