Week 10 NFL: Previewing the Dallas Cowboys-Green Bay Packers matchup

November 8, 2022 05:59 PM
USATSI_19331509

Dallas Cowboys at Green Bay Packers

In his 15th year as the Packers’ starting quarterback, Aaron Rodgers finally has hit rock bottom. Green Bay has lost five in a row and Rodgers, after a three-interception fiasco in a defeat at Detroit, is stuck with some of the worst numbers of his career. But maybe this is not the bottom, and maybe it can get worse than this. Rodgers is a home underdog this week and Mike McCarthy will be on the opposite sideline. McCarthy was fired as Green Bay’s coach late in the 2018 season, and Rodgers was happy to see him go.

In his return to Lambeau Field, McCarthy leads a resurgent Cowboys team that is a legitimate Super Bowl contender. The Packers, meanwhile, are beat up with injuries and have fallen out of the NFC North race. Outside linebacker Rashan Gary, the emotional leader of the defense, suffered a season-ending knee injury in the 15-9 loss to the Lions. Rookie wide receiver Romeo Doubs (ankle) is likely out this week and running back Aaron Jones (ankle) is questionable.

Dallas is a healthy team coming out of a bye week, and quarterback Dak Prescott was back to full strength, passing for 250 yards and two touchdowns in a 49-29 victory over the Bears in Week 8. The Cowboys expect running back Ezekiel Elliott to return after two weeks off, but Elliott’s presence makes no impact on the point spread. In Elliott’s absence against Chicago, Tony Pollard carried the ball 14 times for 131 yards and three touchdowns. Dallas has the NFL’s third-ranked scoring defense (16.6 ppg), and Green Bay ranks 27th in scoring offense (17.1 ppg).

Usually calm and cool, Rodgers lost control of his emotions in Detroit and showed fits of frustration. He missed open receivers and made several mistakes in one of the ugliest outings of his career. The Packers are beyond the point of bounce-back spots and get-right games. Rodgers getting points at home normally would be attractive to most bettors, but this is an abnormal situation because Green Bay is a mess and the 5-point line reflects it. This game will tell if Rodgers and the Packers are a lost cause in 2022.

Live NFL odds

NFL betting splits

back to news

Screen_Shot_2022-08-22_at_12.19.15_AM

Betting Splits: Percentage of handle & tickets from DraftKings for every game on the board, updated every 10 minutes. GO HERE.

NFL Power Ratings3 sets of numbers from Steve MakinenGO HERE.

CFB Power Ratings3 sets of numbers from Steve MakinenGO HERE.

View more CFB tools for Pro subscribers

View more NFL tools for Pro subscribers

Screen_Shot_2022-08-22_at_12.19.15_AM

Follow The Money: Consider schedules before betting on a team. What happened before and what is coming up can impact if a team is worth backing. Like SEA hosting CAR (off their bye) with SF in Week 15.  View more tips.

The Greg Peterson Experience: Have a value in mind for a dropoff to a backup quarterback from the starter, as many QBs are injured at this time of the season. View more tips.

Screen_Shot_2022-08-22_at_12.19.15_AM

Dave Tuley: Jets +10 at Bills.  ​​​View more picks.

 

Subscriber Only News  Vsin Exclusive

View All

Screen_Shot_2022-08-22_at_12.19.15_AM

Betting Splits: Percentage of handle & tickets from DraftKings for every game on the board, updated every 10 minutes. GO HERE.

NFL Power Ratings3 sets of numbers from Steve MakinenGO HERE.

CFB Power Ratings3 sets of numbers from Steve MakinenGO HERE.

View more CFB tools for Pro subscribers

View more NFL tools for Pro subscribers

Screen_Shot_2022-08-22_at_12.19.15_AM

VSiN PrimeTime: Be aware of injuries on the offensive line, skill positions get the most publicity, but if an elite tackle is out it could have a huge impact on the game. View more tips.

A Numbers Game: If you’re just getting into soccer betting, make sure you know exactly what you’re betting. i.e. Double chance, to win, to advance, etc. View more tips.
 
Screen_Shot_2022-08-22_at_12.19.15_AM

Chuck Edel: Kansas State +2.5 vs TCU. View more picks.

Kenny White: Fresno State +3 vs Boise St. View more picks.
Close