Teaser Pick – Week 6 – Arizona vs. Tampa Bay and Minnesota vs. Green Bay

Teaser Pick – Week 6 – Arizona vs. Tampa Bay and Minnesota vs. Green Bay

The Teaser: Pair Arizona and Minnesota

Game 1: Arizona vs. Tampa Bay

The Initial Line:

Arizona +2.5 away vs. Tampa Bay

The Take:

Add 8 points to Arizona’s line

The Final Line:

Arizona +10.5

The Breakdown:

Arizona was torched on the road this week, getting dominated by Philadelphia 34-7. Arizona fell behind early with a 21-0 deficit after the 1st quarter, and it really deflated them for the rest of the game. Tampa Bay almost pulled out a home victory on Thursday Night Football with a late rally, but ultimately fell short to New England 19-14. Jameis Winston did his best to keep Tampa Bay in the running for a win, throwing for 334 yds and a TD.

Arizona may sit at 2-3 and has underperformed expectations, but their offensive output has still been fairly strong as they sit 9th in the NFL in total yards. However, basically all of that has been through the air as the loss of RB David Johnson has left them last in the NFL in rush yards/game (51.8). The addition of Adrian Peterson from NO should help their cause, and a more balanced attack would allow Arizona to sustain more drives. Tampa Bay had to go out and sign Patrick Murray after K Nick Folk missed 3 FGs in their week 5 contest, as the kicking game continues to haunt them (Folk lost TB 9 points with his missed kicks). It also remains to be seen whether their many ailing defensive pieces will be healthy enough to play this weekend. These teams should be fairly evenly matched and keep the game close, but getting Arizona as a home dog and adding insurance points seems like the move especially given the fact that they haven’t lost by more than 10pts at home since week 17 of the 2015 season.

Game 2: Minnesota vs. Green Bay

The Initial Line:

Minnesota +3.5 home vs. Green Bay

The Take:

Add 8 points to Minnesota’s line

The Final Line:

Minnesota +11.5

The Breakdown:

Minnesota was able to squeak out the victory on Monday Night Football, defeating Chicago on the road 20-17. It was scary seeing Sam Bradford come off the field injured once again, but Case Keenum was able to lead 3 2nd half scoring drives to seal the victory. Green Bay rallied to come back behind Rodgers once again, as they took down Dallas on the road 35-31. Aaron Rodgers had another typical day at the office, throwing for 221 yards and 3 TDs.

This divisional matchup is sure to be an exciting battle all day. We all know what Rodgers is capable of, but it will be interesting to see how he fares against a defense ranked 8th in points allowed this season. The big question mark will be if Green Bay’s depleted O-line can keep Rodgers upright, as they have allowed the 2nd highest sack rate in the NFL with 19 thus far. It still remains to be seen whether it’ll be Bradford or Keenum under center, but it hasn’t seemed to phase them either way as Keenum actually has the 10th best passer rating in the NFL at 97.6 with 4 TDs and 0 INTs thus far. It’ll be an exciting atmosphere up in Minnesota, but getting the home team as an underdog has its advantages in what should be a close game. Getting them in a teaser with an 11-point cushion sounds even better, especially when facing a Rodgers led offense.

Leave a Reply

Be the First to Comment!

Notify of

wpDiscuz