The Green Bay Packers know exactly how the Philadelphia Eagles are feeling these days. Last year, a season that started with Super Bowl aspirations for them never got itself off the ground. Aaron Rodgers struggled to get reliable receiving help; criticism mounted about his ability to remain a dominant quarterback in this league. The Packers fumbled away close games, suffering five of their nine losses by seven points or fewer, and they became so disjointed that their head coach was fired by the end of the season
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The Green Bay Packers can finish the first quarter of the 2019 season with a perfect record by taking care of business at home against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lambeau Field on Thursday night.
Here are five things to watch and a prediction for Week 4:
The Packers have been slight favorites beyond home-field advantage since the results of last Sunday. They have beaten the number in each of the first three games.
Team vs. Team all-time series
These teams have been playing since 1933, when the Packers began the rivalry by taking the first 9 games and 13 out of 14. The Packers have controlled this matchup again of late, winning four of the past five to increase the all-time advantage to 27-16. The Eagles last won in Green Bay’s Lambeau Field in 2013.
Three trends to know
— The action has been trending toward the Packers with 63 percent of bettors liking them to cover at home, with 56 percent going for the moneyline.
— With the capacity of these offenses and the Packers expected to get their passing game going, 56 percent like the over, a rarity for TNF.
— The Packers are 8-10 against the spread when playing the Eagles since 1996. That includes a 4-5 mark at Lambeau.