- The Green Bay Packers are 1-1 and the underdogs playing against the San Francisco 49ers.
- Aaron Rodgers has -196 odds to pass for more than 1.5 touchdowns.
- Aaron Jones has -114 odds to run for more than 59.5 yards.
SAN FRANCISCO - The Green Bay Packers visit San Francisco to take on the San Francisco 49ers for Sunday Night Football.
The Packers suffered a tough Week 1 defeat to the New Orleans Saints, and San Francisco’s defense is highly regarded, which could portend trouble for the Pack.
However, as Aaron Rodgers reminded everyone after the loss to the Saints, “it’s just one game, 16 to go.”
The Packers did indeed rebound in Week 2, defeating the Detroit Lions for Monday Night Football, but that was an expected result - the Lions are not a very good team this season.
In the 49ers, the Packers will face what is likely their toughest test so far, as well as an opportunity for Rodgers - and Monday’s star, Aaron Jones - to prove they have what it takes to make a Super Bowl run in 2021.
Aaron Rodgers Prop Betting
Rodgers has been arguably the best quarterback in the league for a decade now, and he shows no signs of slowing down.
One aspect of Rodgers’ gameplay that sticks out is how involved he is in almost every touchdown that the Packers score.
RB Aaron Jones scored four touchdowns against the Lions and normally that removes the QB from the equation.
But not with Rodgers. Three of Jones’ touchdowns were on pass plays, keeping Rodgers right in the middle of the action.
He’s led the NFL in touchdowns twice and he’s remarkably involved in the short yardage passing game, which means he gets a lot of opportunity to make plays near the goal line that go on his stat sheet, not on Jones’.
Aaron Rodgers Passing Touchdowns Odds
- OVER 1.5 -196
- UNDER 1.5 +150
Rodgers’ immense involvement in the offense means that if a touchdown is scored, he’s more than likely to be part of it, making the OVER on this wager a big favorite.
Aaron Jones Props
RB Aaron Jones was all the rage in Week 2, putting up four touchdowns, and a fantasy football statline that nearly equaled Derrick Henry’s amazing week.
However, Jones’ expectations are once again at the baseline in Week 3, because as Rodgers reminded everyone, it’s just one game.
Aaron Jones Rush Yards O/U
- OVER 59.5 -114
- UNDER 59.5 -114
For all of the fuss that was made about Jones’ big day on Monday, much of it was touchdown and reception dependent. He only put up 67 yards on the ground.
The 49ers have given up a significant amount of rushing yards this season, although a big chunk of those yards came at the hands of Philadelphia QB Jalen Hurts, who rushed for 82 yards against them in Week 2.
As far as starting running backs are concerned, Miles Sanders put up 55 yards on the ground and D’Andre Swift put up 39, with Jamaal Williams (Swift’s backfield partner) putting up 54.
In other words, other RBs have been in range of this number against the 49ers, but none have hit it so far.
Can Jones perform up to expectations? Can Rodgers stay involved in the offense? Packers Super Bowl bettors will need both of them to show up big on Sunday night.
Kickoff is set for 8:20 p.m. EST Sunday on the NBC Network.
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