NFL Picks: Bengals vs. Packers: Preseason Opener Analysis

The Packers Start a New Era Post-Rodgers NFL Player Aaron Rodgers

After 18 seasons and 15 as the team’s starting quarterback, Aaron Rodgers is gone and Friday will start a new era for the green and yellow. The #10 Jordan Love 25 years old will now have the huge opportunity to fill out Aaron Rodgers’s shoes, tremendous responsibility. With only 83 NFL passes made in his young career, will have another challenge to bring together a core of very young receivers, starting with Christian Watson (24), Romeo Doubs (23), Dontayvion Wicks (22), and Jayden Reed (23) and tight ends Luke Musgrave (22) and Tucker Kraft (22) all entering their first or second pro seasons.

He has been working with coach Matt LaFleur for the past three seasons, preparing him for the new era, once Rodgers was going to leave, he thinks Love has learned from one of the best, more mature and to manage the clubhouse as a leader, with authority.

On the offensive side, their two main runners last season were Aaron Jones who did more than 1,121 yards, for 213 carries, and a couple of TDs. AJ Dillon is their second-best running back, who had 770 yds for 186 carries and 7 TDs.

The receivers for this season will be very young, they lost their best receiver Allen Lazard who followed Aaron Rodgers to the Jets, who had 6 TDs last season. So they rely more on Christin Watson, who made 7 TDs and 611 yards, Robert Tonyan coming from the Bears is a new weapon for Green Bay had 2 TDs for Chicago with 470 yards.


NFL Team Green Bay PackersPacks Defense for the new NFL campaign

Quay Walker, LB, is their main player but has to control his ejections, twice last season for #7., had 73 TCKL and 1,5 sacks, they also have De’Vondre Campbell, with experience 30 years old and eight in the league, and then we add Preston Smith, another veteran with 9 years and also 30 years old, with Kenny Clark, 27 years old, 8 in the NFL from UCLA.

In the back Darnell Savage is their starter along with plenty of safeties, they have, Rudy Ford, and Dallin Leavitt, they added Jonathan Owens (from Houston) and Travis Moore (from San Francisco), returning Innis Gaines and drafted Anthony Johnson Jr.

The Odds for this exhibition game are NFL Odds Green Bay Packers -4.5 and the Cincinnati Bengals +4.5 and the NFL Lines for Green Bay winning it all in the Super Bowl is +6600


Packers – Bengals’ first preseason game

The Cincinnati Bengals fell short last campaign to make it to their second consecutive Super Bowl in two years and they are looking for their third straight AFC North crown and once again compete for another Super Bowl.

In the latest rankings, the Bengals’ offensive was rated at number 17 on the PFFs, Joe Burrow is still the face of the franchise, they had good numbers last campaign, played 16 games, had 4,475 yards, and a 68,3% of completions, 35 TD’s and 12 Int., he will try to make it again the Super Bowl this young player of 26 years old.

Who are the other players to watch on this roster?

Daxton Hill

The safety, who will probably be the lead safety for the unit, a first-round draft from the University of Michigan, can play different spots on the field.

Cordell Volson

Going into his second season and starting to command the offense line, the fourth-round selection in 2022. He was able to win a starting job over Jackson Carman.

Joseph Ossai

This will be his third season in the big category coming out from Texas, he will be one of the key pieces in the defense front seven, his quickness, speed, agility, and athleticism are a guarantee for this team.

What do the odds pick for the Bengals this season? +550 to win the AFC and a 15.4% to win the conference, ranked third best among 16 teams in the AFC.