No Aaron Rodgers, no problem! The Packers odds of a good season have gotten off to a strong start and fans are getting all kinds of hype. They started off with an incredible dismantling of division rival Chicago Bears. Then, they dropped a one-point game to the Falcons where the Packers squandered a 12-point lead heading into the fourth. In Week 3, the Packers got back into the win column with their own clutch score of their own over the Saints.
The Packers are still longshots to hoist the Lombardi. While online sports betting isn’t legal in Wisconsin yet, we’re hoping residents will be able to use some of the best sports betting apps like their neighbors in Michigan, Iowa, and Illinois can.
Green Bay Packers Odds for Playoffs, Division, Super Bowl
Make Playoffs (-148)
In order to make the playoffs as a wild card, the Packers will have to overachieve but still fall to their divisional foes. With Rodgers at the helm, the Packers made the playoffs 12 times in 16 years. However, only three of those were Wild Card bids.
In the NFC, it’s not as much of a nuclear arms race as the AFC. Nine or 10 wins should be plenty to lock down at least a Wild Card spot. If the beginning of the season is any indication, Green Bay will be able to win half of its remaining games to lock down a playoff spot. This is by far the safest bet one could place on the old Cheeseheads.
NFC North Division Champs (+160)
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The first goal for every team is to take home the divisional crown. For 2023, the NFC North is incredibly winnable for any team not residing in Chicago. Jordan Love is taking over for Rodgers who locked down nine division titles. No pressure.
The Bears are an actual, unadulterated mess. The way the Packers dominated the Bears in Week 1 makes one think the ownership of the franchise was officially passed from Rodgers to Love. Minnesota has some serious issues despite having the best receiver in the game and quite an impressive WR2 rookie. The Lions, on the other hand, might be something to keep an eye on.
The surest way to make sure you have a shot at the Super Bowl is and always has been to win the division. By taking the NFC North, the Packers can assert to the rest of the NFL that they aren’t going anywhere despite losing a Hall of Fame talent.
Super Bowl Champs (+5000)
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In Brett Favre’s fifth year in Green Bay, he won Super Bowl XXXI. It took Rodgers until his sixth season until he won Super Bowl XLV. Now, Love is in his third season with Green Bay after being selected in the first round. Is it his turn?
Winning the division would make the trek to the Super Bowl significantly easier. Having at least one playoff game at Lambeau Field is crucial because there are few environments that compare. However, in that last Super Bowl run, Green Bay was a Wild Card team but they got hot at the right time.
More than likely, no matter if Green Bay gets to the postseason with a division crown or were a Wild Card, they’ll have to go through at least one of the Philadelphia Eagles and San Francisco 49ers. The Packers haven’t faced off against Philly in the postseason since that 2010 run but this year’s Eagles squad is focused solely on repeating as the NFC Champions. San Francisco, on the other hand, has one of, if not the top roster in the NFL. Ever since the 2012 postseason, the Packers and 49ers have faced off in the playoffs four times and the Packers have lost each and every time.
If you’re going to throw money at a longshot, the Packers odds are not a bad bet. They have a solid offense that is just going to get better and possesses an exciting and physical defense. The Packers do well when everyone counts them out. Each of the last two generational talents who have come through Green Bay won a title. Is it Jordan Love’s turn?