Menu
Next Race Newspaper
Free Bets
My Account
Tracker

Tuesday, 11 December, 2018

Points could flow as superstar Aaron Rodgers returns to action

Green Bay's Aaron Rodgers is back after eight weeks out
1 of 1

Week 15
Sky Sports Action, 6pm Sunday

All eyes will be on Charlotte on Sunday where Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers is set to make his return from injury.

The Packers were 4-1 when Rodgers was injured at Minnesota in Week Six but they lost that game and four of their next five under back-up passer Brett Hundley.

Green Bay managed to keep their playoff hopes alive as Hundley rustled up wins over lowly Tampa Bay and Cleveland in the last two weeks but their reliance on the sublime skills of Rodgers has been cruelly exposed.

If he’s anything like his usual self, Rodgers has the weapons to play his part in a game that could feature more points than bookmakers expect.

Both teams are dealing with defensive injuries. Panthers QB Cam Newton should be able to get at Green Bay’s threadbare secondary – the Packers trailed 21-7 in the fourth quarter to the winless Browns last week – and a shootout could ensue. 

Recommendation
Over 46.5 points
2pts 10-11 Coral, Ladbrokes


The lowdown
TV Sky Sports Action
Starts 6pm
Venue Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, North Carolina
Surface Grass
Weather Mostly cloudy, 9C
Vegas handicap Green Bay +3
Vegas points line 47

Team news
Green Bay 
Quarterback Aaron Rodgers is set to return after mising eight weeks with a broken collarbone. Cornerback Davon House (shoulder) has been ruled out. Linebacker Nick Perry (foot) is hoping to return.

Carolina
Linebacker Shaq Thompson (foot) and guard Trai Turner (concussion) have been ruled out. Offensive lineman Tyler Larsen (foot) is rated questionable. Wide receiver Devin Funchess is expected to play despite a shoulder injury.

Key stat
The points total has gone over in nine of Green Bay’s last ten road games.


Today's top sports betting stories 

Follow us on Twitter @racingpostsport

Like us on Facebook RacingPostSport

If he’s anything like his usual self, Rodgers has the weapons to play his part in a game that could feature more points than bookmakers expect
Bookmaker
Price
E.W. Terms
Sporting
BetVictor
Sky bet
Boylesport
RaceBets