Green Bay Packers Super Bowl Preview
The Green Bay Packers have won their last five games, including three playoff games that were on the road.Â Last weeks NFC Championship game capped off the streak with Green Bay holding on for a 21-14 win as a 3.5-point favorite against the Chicago Bears.
Packers Quarterback Aaron Rodgers has a leagues-best QB passer rating of 109.2 in the playoffs.Â The 27-year-old quarterback has also done damage with his legs, running for a touchdown in each of the last two games.Â Running Back James Starks has rushed for 87.7 yards per game in the playoffs, leading all postseason running backs.Â Starks, a rookie, has provided a late surge for Green Bays running game, following an uneventful three regular season games in which Starks played.
Green Bays defense has played amazingly well this season.Â They are allowing only 12.9 points per game in their last 12 games.Â Packers cornerbacks Tramon Williams and Sam Shields have five interceptions combined in the Packers three playoff games.Â Linebacker Clay Matthews has 3.5 sacks in the playoff run.
The Packers Punter Tim Masthay has landed a league-high 6 of 12 punts inside the oppositions 20-yard line.Â The poor field position Packers opponents have been getting have really made it to difficult for teams to score against them.
The Packers are 7-4 against the spread in its 11 games away from Lambeau field, including a 2-0 mark against AFC teams.Â The Packers have shed at a 5-2 clip in their seven games on turf, making the confines of Cowboy Stadium favorable for the Green Bay Packers.Â The extra week off prior to the Super Bowl could be one of the Packers biggest advantages against the Pittsburgh Steelers; despite not wanted their win streak to cool off.Â Green Bay is 6-0 against the spread in its last six games that followed a bye week, dating back to 2006.Â This seasons bye week came in November for the Packers and they won 31-3 against the Minnesota Vikings as a 3-point road underdog.
Sportsbook.com presently has the Green Bay Packers as a 2.5-point favorite for next Sundays game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.Â The over/under total is at 44.