2008 Season NFL Football Past Picks
August 16, 2008
This pick was released to clients on December 31, 1969 at 9:00PM ET.
Green Bay at San Francisco
Saturday 08/16 09:00 PM Eastern
2 units on Green Bay +3 (-120) (risk 2 to return 2) RESULT: LOSS
If you watched the Packers last Monday, you had to be impressed with Aaron Rodgers, Matt Flynn and Brian Brohm, as they all made respectable contributions. Regardless of the QB rotation here this week, they all showed they can move the team down the field. The Niners are a totally different story. The Raiders ran all over them for almost 250 yards and held the San Francisco offense in check the entire game. Was it the Raiders defense or simply another inept Niners offense? It certainly wasn't pretty to watch if your a Niner fan, and coach Nolan has some work to do with this team. With a very poor game one showing versus a much less than average opponent, the Niners are left with more questions than answers. Coach Nolan isn't about winning these games as his 5-8 mark would indicate and with so many holes to fill from week one, we would expect to see the manuvering and evaluation to continue into week two. The Packers made a lot of crucial turnovers last week, but otherwise they looked like they can score and move the ball with anyone taking snaps which should give them the edge here. Since they actually lost game one, we like the Pack to be motivated here as much as the Niners for the win as with the loss of Favre, no one wants to start 0-2. The Favre-Rodgers drama level has dropped significantly over the past week so we expect a more focused, better Green Bay team to dominate.
|Green Bay PackersPackers||3||0||3||0||6|
|San Francisco 49ers49ers||0||14||10||10||34|