Online NFL Betting on the Packers

December 1, 2010 NFL Football

Online NFL betting on the Green Bay Packers has changed significantly with the loss of legendary quarterback Brett Favre.

Aaron Rodgers will be assuming quarterback duties this season and fans of football betting online remain uncertain as to how much online NFL betting value the team will offer with Rodgers at the helm. Some online NFL betting analysts believe the team will build on last year’s successful 13-3 season and reach the playoffs again, but other online NFL betting analysts do not believe football betting online on the Packers will be nearly as profitable.

Online NFL betting on the Packers was surprisingly good last season and the team’s long rebuilding phase came to a definite conclusion. Playmakers like Donald Driver and Ryan Grant helped complement Favre to create a fairly potent offense, while the defense continued to establish itself as one of the most formidable units in the NFL. Aside from the departure of Favre, the Green Bay roster looks much the same as it did last year, and online NFL betting fans know that continuity is very important. Also, even though Rodgers has only had very limited playing time in the NFL, he has enjoyed several years of learning under Favre during which time Rodgers’ skills and football IQ have certainly developed. In other words, online NFL betting enthusiasts should not view Rodgers as completely inexperienced. Furthermore, in last year’s regular season online NFL betting match up against the Cowboys, Rodgers played most of the game after a minor Favre injury and nearly led Green Bay to victory despite entering the game with the Pack already way behind.

Nevertheless, assuming that football betting online on the Packers will be as successful this year with Rodgers as it was last year with Favre may not be wise. Despite Rodgers’ success in the Dallas game last year, he may not be quite so capable when defenses are scheming against him. Also, no matter how many online NFL betting seasons he has had to learn the game on the sidelines, nothing compares with genuine playing time, so Rodgers’ inexperience will undoubtedly show at several points throughout the season. Veterans of football betting online know that even just a few mistakes can have huge implications on an online NFL betting match up. Additionally, the Vikings and the Bears may both be better this year than they were last year, meaning the NFC North will be quite competitive. In other words, there are many factors working against Rodgers and the Packers this season that online NFL betting fans must be aware of. Rodgers may prove his doubters in the online NFL betting community wrong by becoming another legendary quarterback in Green Bay, but even if he does that it may take several years for Rodgers to fully develop his skills.

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