Another week, another primetime spot for the Green Bay Packers. This time they’ll travel to the San Francisco 49ers for Week 3 and Sunday Night Football.
Lesson No. 1: Aaron Rodgers may be unhappy with his level of input on the team, but he isn’t broken. After a miserable Week 1, the star quarterback went 22-of-27 for 255 yards and four touchdowns in a 35-17 win over the Detroit Lions on Monday Night Football. Three of Rodgers’ TD passes went to RB Aaron Jones, who found the end zone four times on the night.
The Packers trailed 17-10 going into halftime, but Green Bay scored on their first three possession of the second half.
Lesson No. 2: Davante Adams is still an elite fantasy football WR. He didn’t find the end zone, but eight catches for 121 yards will do. The production helped set Rodgers and Jones up for huge fantasy football days as well.
Coach Matt LaFleur told reporters:
“The first half it wasn’t looking too great for us, but I was happy with how we finished. Definitely need to start faster as a team, really in every phase. We’ll enjoy the win tonight, but we know there’s a lot to improve upon.”
How to watch: Green Bay at San Francisco game time
- What: Green Bay (1-1) at San Francisco (2-0)
- When: 7:20 p.m. Sunday
- Where: Levi’s Stadium
- TV: NBC
Next Packers game odds at Iowa sportsbooks
The 49ers drafted Trey Lance as their quarterback of the future, but Jimmy Garoppolo held the field general’s position in Week 2. He went 22-of-30 passing for 189 yards and a touchdown in a 17-11 win Sunday over the Philadelphia Eagles. The 49ers had two scoring drives of more than 90 yards in the game.
The Sunday Night Football game matches two of the top six teams with the shortest Super Bowl odds:
Can’t bet on Rodgers MVP odds
At +1500, Rodgers is nearing top 5 MVP odds at Caesars Sportsbook going into Week 3, but that betting option isn’t available in Iowa.
Iowa Gaming Association (IGA) president Wes Ehrecke hopes player-of-the-year awards like NFL MVP or the Heisman Trophy will become betting options in Iowa as part of the legislative session, which begins in January.
“Quite frankly, we thought we had it as a part of what we passed with the sports wagering two years ago. It wasn’t as clear as what it could or should be. So the (Iowa) Racing and Gaming Commission advised that we go back to the legislature to get that resolved.”
It’s still fun to track the game’s best players, however. Here are the top 5 odds at Caesars in New Jersey:
- Kansas City QB Patrick Mahomes +550
- Arizona QB Kyler Murray +600
- Tampa Bay QB Tom Brady +700
- LA Rams QB Matthew Stafford +800
- Buffalo QB Josh Allen +1400
Seattle QB Russell Wilson is tied with Rodgers as the sixth-most-likely option at +1500.
Bet $100 on NFL, score a free jersey at Caesars
Bettors at Caesars Sportsbook in Iowa have until the end of September to take advantage of the “Jerseys for the People” promotion. Participants must find NFL games with minimum odds of -200, then place $100 in cumulative bets during the month.
The $100 in bets will unlock a digital $150 gift card at NFLShop.com for a free jersey. NFL-only parlays and live in-play NFL wagers, teasers and round robins qualify as long as they meet the minimum odds.
Caesars is also offering same-game parlays as a betting option. The operator explained:
“With a same game parlay, you’re betting on the outcomes of different events in the same game with different player, team, and game prop bets. And just like any other parlay, it’s all or nothing — if all legs win, you win.”
Beyond Green Bay: Week 3 NFL live odds
The odds below update live, with an expanded NFL betting guide for teams in the Midwest:
- 7:20 p.m. — Carolina (2-0) at Houston (1-1) (NFL Network)
Sunday (noon window)
- Washington (1-1) at Buffalo (1-1) (FOX)
- Chicago (1-1) at Cleveland (1-1) (FOX)
- Baltimore (1-1) at Detroit (2-2) (CBS)
- Indianapolis (0-2) at Tennessee (1-1) (CBS)
- LA Chargers (1-1) at Kansas City (1-1) (CBS)
- New Orleans (1-1) at New England (1-1) (FOX)
- Atlanta (0-2) at NY Giants (0-2) (FOX)
- Cincinnati (1-1) at Pittsburgh (1-1) (CBS)
- Arizona (2-0) at Jacksonville (0-2) (FOX)
Sunday (late window)
- 3:05 p.m. — NY Jets (0-2) at Denver (2-0) (CBS)
- 3:05 p.m. — Miami (1-1) at Las Vegas (2-0) (CBS)
- 3:25 p.m. — Tampa Bay (2-0) at LA Rams (2-0) (FOX)
- 3:25 p.m. — Seattle (1-1) at Minnesota (0-2) (FOX)
Sunday Night Football
- 7:20 p.m. — Green Bay (1-1) at San Francisco (2-0) (NBC)
Monday Night Football
- 7:15 p.m. — Philadelphia (1-1) at Dallas (1-1) (ESPN)