Sunday, September 11, 2016
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The Green Bay Packers take on the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday, September 11, 2016 at EverBank Field. The opening line for this game has Green Bay as 5.5 point favorites and the over/under was set at 48. Last season the Packers were 11-7-0 against the spread and their over/under record was 6-12-0. The Jaguars had an over/under record of 10-6-0 and they were 7-8-1 against the spread.
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Green Bay scored 23 points per game on offense last season, which ranked 15th in the NFL. In the passing department, they averaged 22 passes on 36 attempts for a 61% percent completion percentage last season. They threw for a total of 219 yards per game through the air as well, which ranked them 25th in the league. The Packers ran for an average of 116 yards per game on 27 attempts for an average of 4.3 yards per carry. That ranked them 11th in the NFL. They also ran 66 plays per contest and averaged 5.1 yards per play for an average of 335 yards per game, ranking their offense 22nd overall last season. The Packers averaged 20 first downs per game which ranked them 18th in the league. They accumulated 54.7 penalty yards per game via 6.4 penalties, which ranked 15th in the NFL.
Green Bay allowed 228 passing yards per game, ranking 6th in the league, and they allowed 20 points per contest on defense, which ranked 12th. They gave up 20 completions on 34 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 59%. The Packers allowed 119 rushing yards per game on 26 carries for a 4.6 average per play, which ranked their rush defense 21st in the NFL. Green Bay allowed 347 total yards per game including 5.5 yards per play, which ranked their overall defense 15th in terms of yards per game. They forced 1.4 turnovers per contest and got flagged for 7.2 penalties for 66 yards per game, ranking them 27th among all teams in the league.
Jacksonville averaged 24 points per game last season on offense, which ranked them 14th in the NFL. In the passing department, they completed 22 passes per game on 38 attempts for a 58% percent completion percentage. They threw for 257 yards through the air per game last year, ranking them 10th. The Jaguars ran for an average of 92 yards per game on 22 attempts for an average of 4.2 yards per carry last season, which ranked them 26th on the ground. They also ran 63 plays per game and averaged 5.5 yards per play for a total of 349 yards per game, ranking them 18th in the league on offense. The Jaguars got an average of 20 first downs per game, which ranked 17th. They averaged 55 penalty yards per game via 6.6 penalties, ranking them 14th in the NFL.
Jacksonville allowed an average of 268 passing yards yards per game, which ranked 29th in the league. Their defense overall allowed 28 points per contest, which had them ranked 31st. They gave up 24 completions on 38 attempts for a completion percentage of 63% per game. The Jaguars allowed 107 rushing yards per contest on 29 carries for a 3.7 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 15th in the NFL. Jacksonville allowed 375 total yards per game for an average of 5.4 yards per play, which ranked 24th in the league. They forced 1.1 turnovers per contest and 7.1 penalties for 61.8 yards in each contest, ranking 23rd.
Aaron Rodgers finished his playoff loss against Arizona with 261 yards through the air for Green Bay. He completed 24 passes out of 44 attempts for a 55% completion percentage. The Packers were led in rushing by Eddie Lacy, who finished with 89 yards on 12 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 7 yards per carry. Jeff Janis was the team leader in receiving with a total of 145 yards and 7 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 21 yards per reception. As a team in that game Green Bay had 386 total yards on 67 plays. They gained 5 rushing first downs, 12 passing, and 1 by way of penalty for a total of 18 first downs on the game. The Packers rushed for 135 yards by way of 22 carries.
Blake Bortles finished his last game of last season with 239 yards through the air for Jacksonville. He completed 17 passes out of 32 attempts for a 53% completion percentage. The Jaguars were led in rushing by Jonas Gray, who finished with 23 yards on 9 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 3 yards per carry. Allen Robinson was the team leader in receiving with a total of 108 yards and 5 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 22 yards per reception. Jacksonville had 215 total yards on 54 plays. They gained 1 rushing first downs, 9 passing, and 1 by way of penalty for a total of 11 first downs on the game. The Jaguars rushed for 32 yards by way of 14 carries.
Green Bay Betting Trends
Green Bay was 6-12-0 against the over/under last season
Green Bay had an ATS record of 11-7-0 last season
Jacksonville Betting Trends
Jacksonville was 10-6-0 against the over/under last season
Jacksonville had an ATS record of 7-8-1 last season
Injuries to Watch
09/07/16 S Chris Banjo Hamstring "?" Sunday vs. Jacksonville
09/07/16 LB Jayrone Elliott Hamstring "?" Sunday vs. Jacksonville
09/07/16 DT Kenny Clark Back "?" Sunday vs. Jacksonville
09/07/16 DT Letroy Guion Knee "?" Sunday vs. Jacksonville
09/07/16 WR Trevor Davis Shoulder "?" Sunday vs. Jacksonville
09/06/16 WR Jordy Nelson Knee probable Sunday vs. Jacksonville
09/02/16 C Corey Linsley Hamstring PUP
09/02/16 CB Demetri Goodson Suspension expected to miss first 4 games
09/02/16 DT Mike Pennel Suspension expected to miss first 4 games
08/17/16 WR Jeff Janis Hand expected to miss 4-6 weeks
09/07/16 RB Denard Robinson Eye "?" Sunday vs. Green Bay
09/07/16 DT Sheldon Day Back probable Sunday vs. Green Bay
09/05/16 T Josh Wells Thumb IR
08/31/16 DE Jonathan Woodard Achilles PUP
08/31/16 C Luke Bowanko Hip PUP
08/11/16 CB Aaron Colvin Suspension expected to miss first 5 games
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