This was one of the games fans had circled as a must watch when the schedule was released, a rematch of the 2019 NFC Championship game, Aaron Rodgers, Davante Adams and Aaron Jones vs Jimmy G, George Kittle and Kyle Shanahan. What a TNF game!
Alas no, the Niners sit bottom of the NFC West and are as beaten up as a team can be, multiple starters already missing and now the loss of primary receiver and best offensive playmaker George Kittle as well as the loss for the second time this season of QB Jimmy Garoppolo whilst the Packers could well be without running back Aaron Jones whilst both teams are coming of losses to divisional rivals so both sides will be feeling a little worse than the last time they met.
The Niners offense is all about the run game but even that is suffering with primary back, Raheem Mostert still on IR and with Left Tackle Trent Williams set to miss the game you have to wonder if the run offense will still be able to run as effectively and without Jimmy G and George Kittle you have to think this is a game the Niners have already written off.
The Packers are looking to bounce back after a surprise defeat to the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday and it’s looking as if they’ll be without Aaron Jones again this evening although there’s a small chance he plays. The worry with the Packers was how easily the Defense was gashed by the Vikings on Sunday, Dalvin Cook destroyed them on the ground and they couldn’t stop Kirk Cousins through the air either, they can be thankful that this Niners team is beat up.
This is a tough game to bet for sure, the injuries make it difficult and overly swing lines whilst the short week is always taxing for players. The Packers should win against a shadow Niners side but with their porous defense I don’t see a blow out on the cards. I like Davante Adams to get himself on the scoreboard tonight and in fact I like him to do it more than once, he’s scored in three games this season and in each game he’s scored more than once as well scoring 3 TD’s in 2 career games against the Niners.
PREDICTION: PACKERS 30 – 24 NINERS
BEST BET: Davante Adams to score a brace – 10/3 with SkyBet – 0.5 point bet.