The Green Bay Packers finished off a successful regular season by going 15-1 and earning home field advantage for the entire NFC playoffs. The 2011 Super Bowl Champions drew the hot New York Giants at home in an NFC divisional playoff round and were upset 37-20 as a -9 point home favorite. The Giants put up 35 points on the Packers defense just weeks prior in a Green Bay 38-35 victory in New York. To address defensive concerns the Packers in the 2012 NFL draft drafted six straight defensive players. Their quest for a perfect 16-0 regular season went array in a 19-14 road defeat at Kansas City in week fourteen. To improve their pass rush the Packers went with USC defensive tackle Nick Perry with their first pick. On offense Green Bay was a big play machine as the team completed 70 throws for yardage of 20 yards or greater.
The Green Bay Packers 2012 regular season win total has been lined at 12 wins. Currently under 12 wins is the betting favorite returning -120 odds. Over 12 wins comes in as the -110 odds underdog in the wagering. The Green Bay Packers season win odds were courtesy of Bovada sportsbook.
When you factor in parts of the 2010 season the Green Bay Packers are 21-2 over their past 23 games. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers is coming off a 2011 season with a quarterback rating of 122.5. He completed 68.3% of his passes a season ago for 4643 yards with 45 touchdowns and 6 interceptions. The Packers were the number one scoring offense in 2011 with a staggering 35 points per game average and number three in total offense with 405 yards per game. What the Packers can improve on offensively in 2012 is their running game as the club could gain just 3.9 yards per carry. Bad weather games would leave this Packers club susceptible to defeat especially in a one and done scenario in the NFL playoffs. They have shown the ability to play well in cold weather but precipitation games remain a question mark as they have avoided rain and snow lately. Defensively Green Bay gave up 22.4 points a game ranking 19th in the league. What was staggering was the fact the Packers was dead last in total defense as this club surrendered 411 yards per game to their opponents. They were last in pass defense allowing nearly 200 yards passing per game. The Packers are addressing defensive concerns in 2012 and the play is over 12 wins but prior to placing a bet read sportsbook reviews.