Packers (1-1) vs. Raiders (2-0)
Thursday, 8 p.m. ET at Winnipeg
Free NFL Pick: Raiders ATS
Very best Line Offered: 5Dimes
Yes, you see that introductory graph right: This game has been played at Investors Group Field at Winnipeg, a 33,000-seat scene that’s home to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the CFL. It’ll be the Packers’ first game of any type beyond america since they played with a preseason game in 1998 in Tokyo. Green Bay is the only team to play with a game in London as part of the NFL’s International Series or be scheduled to go.
Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers has stated he’s pretty excited to be playing globally, although I’ve been around Winnipeg and there is not much there. Will Rodgers play? That hasn’t been determined as of this writing. He has not yet this preseason and there’s hardly any reason to risk the former NFL MVP.
He is studying another offense therefore it might make sense to get 2 against an opponent ahead of the season or Rodgers a series. We all know not one of those starters are going to perform in Week 4 of the preseason. Rodgers has stated in case he is let by LaFleur he wants to play. I have a tendency to think Rodgers gets what he wants. Then again, Rodgers’ back”locked up” on him a bit a week he was planning to play against Baltimore before that happened — so LaFleur could say”hell no” for playing.
“I don’t think that it’s going to make or break us one way or the other,” LaFleur said Monday. “Again, I have got a lot of confidence in himand that I know our guys do as well, and we have gotten a great deal of great work, so I’m not overly concerned either way, if he plays or not.”
The Packers won their preseason opener 28-26 at house vs Houston but lost to Baltimore 26-13 — then again, nowadays everybody falls to John Harbaugh’s Ravens in the preseason. DeShone Kizer, Tim Boyle, along with Manny Wilkins all fought vs. Baltimore — Kizer is going to be the backup to Rodgers again this season.
Oakland has already been in the news preseason due to Antonio Brown’s silliness and of course because the Raiders are around”Hard Knocks” so will get to see some game footage against the Packers following week on HBO. I don’t know about you, but I am 100 percent tired of the antics of Brown, however, the Raiders knew what they’re getting when they traded for him. On Mondayhe filed yet another grievance against the NFL seeing his favorite helmet. Can’t imagine he performs here since Brown has practiced due to his helmet and also frost-bitten ft.
The Raiders beat the Rams in Week 1, 14-13, and then won in Arizona last week. Derek Carr and the Cards played a series vs and has been. Is the battle to become his copy between Mike Glennon and Nate Peterman.
Interestingly, the Raiders will eventually become the first NFL team to play with three games. They also host the Chicago Bears in Tottenham Stadium in London on October. That is the time the Packers and Raiders will fulfill in the preseason and fourth in the last six decades. Oakland was a 13-6 residence winner, August. Carr scarcely played and Rodgers didn’t. The groups play with Week 7 this season at Lambeau.
We’ll back Oakland here because than LaFleur really does Jon Gruden appears to care more about winning at the preseason. Try and locate Raiders in +3.5.