Green Bay Packers at Denver Broncos Preseason NFL Picks & Predictions 8/26/2017
Saturday, August 26, 2017
Sports Authority Field
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The Green Bay Packers travel to Sports Authority Field to take on the Denver Broncos on Saturday, August 26, 2017. The opening line for this game has Denver as 3 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 42. The Packers had an ATS record of 11-7-1 last season while their over/under record was 13-6-0. The Broncos had an over/under record of 7-9-0 and they were 9-7-0 against the spread.
Valuable Green Bay Packers Betting Trends
The Green Bay Packers were 13-6-0 against the over/under last season
The Green Bay Packers were 11-7-1 against the spread last year
Important Denver Broncos Betting Trends
The Denver Broncos were 7-9-0 against the over/under last season
The Denver Broncos were 9-7-0 against the spread last year
Key Green Bay Packers Injuries
08/12/17 T Don Barclay Ankle "?" Sunday vs. Seattle
07/30/17 CB Demetri Goodson ACL PUP
07/30/17 WR Geronimo Allison Suspension expected to miss Sunday vs. Seattle
Key Denver Broncos Injuries
08/18/17 DE Derek Wolfe Ankle probable Monday vs. LA Chargers
08/12/17 DL Billy Winn Knee out for season
07/30/17 RB Devontae Booker Wrist PUP
07/29/17 LB Shane Ray Wrist expected to miss 6-8 weeks
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Green Bay Packers were 4th in the NFL in points scored with 432 last season. They ran 1,029 plays last year for 5,900 yards, which ranked them 8th in the league in total offense. The Packers averaged 5.7 yards per play, which was 11th in the National Football League. As a team they accumulated a total of 349 1st downs last year, placing them 7th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Green Bay ran for 1,701 yards as a team, which ranked 20th in the NFL. They ran 374 times last year, averaging 4.5 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Packers were penalized on offense 100 times for 827 yards last season, which had them 23rd in the league in penalties. Aaron Rodgers threw for 4,428 yards last season. He completed 401 passes on 610 attempts for a completion percentage of 65.7%. His QBR last year was 76.9 while is quarterback rating was 104.2. He averaged 7.3 yards per pass attempt and 11.0 yards per completion.
Green Bay was 21st in the league in points allowed on defense with 388 last year. They surrendered a total of 5,823 yards on D, which was 22nd in the NFL. The Packers were ranked 27th in yards per play allowed with 5.9. Their pass defense gave up 7.1 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 30th in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses completed 370 passes on 571 attempts against the Green Bay Packers defense last season, placing them 21st and 16th in the National Football League. The Green Bay pass defense also gave up a total of 4,308 yards through the air, which was 31st overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense allowed 376 attempts for 1,515 yards last year, putting them in 8th place in the league against the run. The Packers committed 109 penalties for 964 yards on the defensive side of the ball last season. That ranked them 23rd in the NFL. They gave up a score on 41% of possessions on defense, which was 28th in the league.
Special Teams Stats
Green Bay was ranked 25th in the league in punt returns last season with 26. They accumulated 235 punt return yards and averaged 9 yards per return, which was 14th in the NFL. Their longest punt return last year was 55 yards. They returned 32 kicks for 631 yards on special teams, ranking 19th in kick return yardage. The Packers averaged 19.7 yards per kick return and had a long of 40 yards last year. They were 10th in the league in all-purpose yards with 7,012. The Green Bay Packers attempted 30 field goals last season and made 26, which was 21st in the National Football League. Their kickers had a field goal percentage of 86.7%. Green Bay Packers kickers made 94% of their extra points, going 44 for 47 last year. Their punters totaled 2,420 yards on 56 punts, averaging 26 yards per punt. That placed them 28th in the NFL in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Denver Broncos ran for 1,484 yards as a unit last year, which ranked 27th in the league. They ran 410 times, averaging 3.6 yards per rush as a unit. The Broncos were penalized on offense 119 times for 985 yards last season, which had them 6th in the NFL in penalties. They were 22nd in the National Football League in points scored with 333. They ran 1,020 plays last year for 5,169 yards, which ranked them 27th in the NFL in total offense. The Broncos averaged 5.1 yards per play, which was 27th in the league. As a team they accumulated a total of 290 1st downs last season, ranking them 28th overall as an offensive unit. Trevor Siemian completed 289 throws while attempting 486 passes for a completion percentage of 59.5% last year. He passed for 3,401 yards. He averaged 11.8 yards per completion and 7.0 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating last season was 84.6 and his QBR was 55.8.
The Broncos rush defense gave up 482 attempts for 2,085 yards last season, putting them in 28th place in the NFL against the run. They had 110 penalties for 990 yards on defense last year. That placed them 26th in the league. They allowed a score on 29.4% of possessions on defense, which was 4th in the NFL. Denver was 4th in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 297. They gave up a total of 5,057 yards on D, which was 4th in the league. The Broncos were 1st in yards per play allowed with 4.7. Their pass defense allowed 5 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 1st in the National Football League. Opponent offenses completed 306 throws on 552 attempts against the Denver defense last season, ranking them 2nd and 14th in the league. The Denver Broncos pass defense also surrendered a total of 2,972 yards in the air, which was 1st overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Denver Broncos tried 34 field goals last season and made 29, which was 11th in the league. Their kickers had a FG percentage of 85.3%. Denver kickers made 97% of their extra points, going 32 for 33 last season. Their punters accumulated 4,068 yards on 89 punts, averaging 37 yards per punt. That ranked them 16th in the NFL in punting average. Denver was 10th in the NFL in punt returns with 37 last year. They totaled 316 punt return yards and averaged 8.5 yards per return, which was 15th in the league. Their longest punt return last season was 25 yards. They returned 21 kicks for 481 yards on special teams, placing them 30th in kick return yardage. The Broncos averaged 22.9 yards per kick return and had a long of 46 yards last season. They were 30th in the National Football League in all-purpose yards with 6,195.
Who will win tonight's Packers/Broncos NFL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Packers +3
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