The Packers will look to put the Brett Favre saga behind them now that they know he will not be playing for them. NFL betting has the Packers as a 3 point favorite with a total of 36 in NFL week 1 odds.
Football betting on the Bengals and Packers will be more popular since the game is being televised by ESPN. The Packers will open up the Aaron Rodgers era on Monday night and even though it is a preseason game it will be an important first step for the Packers.
The Bengals still have a lot of talent and much more is expected out of them this season. Football betting experts see that they have a very good quarterback in Carson Palmer and two Pro Bowl receivers in Chad Johnson and T.J. Houshmandzadeh. They also have a very good offensive line that can impact the football betting numbers each week. Football betting information shows that Rudi Johnson also is healthy after struggling with a hamstring injury last season.
The problem for the Bengals last season was on the defensive side of the ball according to NFL betting experts. The Bengals were 27th in the league in yards allowed according to football betting stats. They brought in a new defensive coordinator in Mike Zimmer who should turn things around.
Football betting stats show that the Packers and Bengals have met 15 times in preseason play. The Bengals have a 10-4-1 edge in preseason football betting against the Packers and have won the last four meetings but Green Bay is still the NFL week 1 odds football betting favorite in this game. The teams have met only once in the preseason since 1991 as the Bengals won at home in 2006 by a score of 48-17 in football betting. At Green Bay the teams have split four meetings according to football betting stats. The teams also played five games at Milwaukee and the teams split the matchups with one tie according to NFL betting numbers. The regular season series between the two teams is tied at 5-5 according to NFL betting stats. The two teams do not meet in the regular season this year according to the football betting schedule.