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Week 9 Sunday Night Football Props: Packers vs Patriots

Eric Rosales

by Eric Rosales in NFL Football

Updated Mar 23, 2020 · 3:16 PM PDT

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Tom Brady and the Patriots host Aaron Rodgers and the Packers in Week 9. (Photo by Keith Allison (Flickr)
  • Rodgers, Brady on the same field for must-see tilt
  • Green Bay fighting for playoff lives
  • Three prop bets to get you paid Sunday night

Any way you slice it, all football fans should be tuned into this Sunday Night tilt as the Packers visit New England to battle the Patriots at 8:15pm on NBC.

The main attraction, of course, will be the two pivots, as Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady will share the same field as combatants for just the second time in each of their soon-to-be Hall of Fame careers.

We’re trying to not get caught up in the hype, because we want to make sure you cash in on this one. Here are three prop bets you need to be eyeing before kickoff.

Best Week 9 Sunday Night Football Props

Prop #1: Packers/Patriots Will Not Score a TD Over 51.5 yards

Touchdown longer than 51.5 yards Odds
OVER -115
UNDER -115

These aren’t your mom and dad’s NFL gunslingers of old.

Forget about quick strikes, these two QBs are especially lethal at taking chunks at a time, bludgeoning defenses bit-by-bit.

New England has just three scores of 51.5 yards or more this year and two of those are from special teams and a defensive score.

Green Bay has just two such scores on offense. Combined, the two teams have surrendered a total of five big-play touchdowns in 15 games on defense.

There will be a lot of scoring in this one, just not of the fast and vetical variety.

Prop #2: Rodgers Will Throw More TDs than Brady

Quarterback Odds
Aaron Rodgers +114
Tom Brady -164

On the season, Brady has thrown 16 TDs to Rodgers’ 13, and in one less game.

But Brady is coming off a win against Buffalo where he was blanked in TD passes, the first time that’s happened since Week 12 against those same Bills.

If this sounds like an against-the-grain bet, it is.

I like the value in taking Aaron Rodgers to shine, and context matters right now: at 3-3-1, Rodgers and the Pack are fighting for their playoff lives.

After the visible disappointment of last week, being held off the field in a winnable game against the unbeaten Rams, look for Rodgers to leave nothing to chance in this one.

Prop #3: Davante Adams will have at Least 127 Receiving Yards

Will Adams have at least 127 yards receiving? Odds
YES +127

After a slowish start (by his standards, anyways), Adams has emerged in the last three weeks as the big play threat that makes the Packers’ offense elite and lethal.

In Week 5, Adams went for nine catches, 140 yards and a score against the Lions.

In Week 6 against the 49ers, he had 10 catches, 132 yards and 2 TDs, and followed that up with a five-catch, 133-yard effort in last week’s loss to the Rams.

Meanwhile, the Patriots’ defense hasn’t exactly shut down the opposition.

Last week’s win over the Bills was the first time in four weeks they hadn’t allowed a 100-yard receiving effort. Trey Burton, Eric Ebron, and Tyreek Hill all did it, with Hill topping out at 143.

Adams should see plenty of opportunities to smash 127 and make you a winner.

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