Green Bay Packers
The Green Packers are an absolute powerhouse team and despite a disappointing 2018 season, hopes are high for a better performance this season. With 13 league championships under their belt including two Super Bowl wins, the Packers are a perennial favorite for sports gamblers all over the country.
Quarterback Aaron Rodger’s knee injury played a big part in the team’s down-season last year so it will be interesting to see how things develop in 2019.
“This is Titletown,” Rodgers said in an interview during the offseason. “We should expect us to bounce back. I expect to, our team expects to. I’m excited about the additions that we’ve made.”
This guide to the Green Bay Packers will look to the future as well as the past to answer questions like:
- How do the Packers plan to rebound from a disappointing 2018 campaign?
- What are the best bets and odds for making money betting on the Packers?
- What obstacles stand in the Packers’ way in a tough NFC North division?
Green Bay Packers Team History
The Green Bay Packers organization played its first game in 1919 which makes it the third-oldest team in the NFL. It’s also the only non-profit, community-owned team in the league.
The franchise has won the first two Super Bowls held before the AFL and NFL merged in and the Vince Lombardi trophy, awarded to the winners of the modern Super Bowl, was named after the Packers’ coach at the time.
The Packers won two more Super Bowls in the post0merger NFL era, first beating the New England Patriots in 1996 and then defeating the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2010.
nine conference championships, 18 division titles, and made a total of 32 playoff appearances.
The Packers are easily one of the league’s most iconic franchises and have a cult-like following all over the world with fans referred to as Cheeseheads. The most recognizable names in franchise history include Bart Starr, Brett Favre, Reggie White, and Aaron Rodgers.
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Green Bay Packers FAQs
How much are the Green Bay Packers worth?
During the 2017 season, the Packers organization generated $434 million in revenue and Forbes estimates the business to be worth $2.65 billion.
Who owns the Green Bay Packers?
The Packers are shareholder-owned.
When did the Green Bay Packers become a team?
The organization played its first season in 1919.
Have the Green Bay Packers won a Super Bowl?
Yes, the Packers have won two Super Bowls.
What stadium and city do the Green Bay Packers play in?
Since 1957, the Packers have played at Lambeau Field, located in Green Bay, Wisconsin.
Where do the Packers have training camp?
The club holds training camp at St. Norbert College, located in De Pere, Wisconsin.
What is the Green Bay Packers mascot?
The Green Bay Packers do not have a mascot.
What are the Green Bay Packers team colors?
The Packers wear dark green, gold, and white.
Green Bay Packers Player Highlights
All-Time Team Leaders
|Games played||Brett Favre|
|Passing Yards||Brett Favre||61,655|
|Passing TDs||Brett Favre||442|
|Receiving Yards||Donald Driver||10,137|
|Receiving TDs||Don Hutson||99|
|Rushing Yards||Ahman Green||8,332|
|Rushing TDs||Jim Taylor||81|
|Points Scored (Kicker)||Mason Crosby||1,469|
Tips for Betting on Green Bay Packers
A season that started with Super Bowl aspirations and a potential third MVP trophy for Aaron Rodgers ended in huge disappointment with the Packers finishing with a 6-9-1 record while Rodgers played on one leg for nearly the entire season.
After suffering a knee injury during the first week of the season, Rodgers struggled for the rest of the season. He only completed 25 TD passes on the year, his lowest total in any season where he played in all 16 games. After a disappointing season, the Packers fired longtime Head Coach Mike McCarthy and brought in former Rams OC Matt LaFleur.
While the Packer offense never got into full gear, the defense struggled most of the season as well and finished 22nd in points per game and 18th in yards per game. The Packers waived goodbye to LB Clay Matthews in the offseason but are hoping their 12th overall pick DE Rashan Gary out of Michigan can help offset the loss.
The Packers were a tough team to bet on last season, in large part due to the constant health questions surrounding franchise QB Aaron Rodgers. After their bye in week seven, the Packers only won three games and ended the year with one road win, which came all the way in week 16.
These are the most important numbers to look at if you plan on betting the Packers in 2019:
- The Packers finished towards the bottom of the league vs. the spread last season, going 6-9-1, finishing the year with a 40.0 cover percentage.
- The Packers were middle of the pack on point total results last season as they split that category down the middle with an 8-8-0 record.
- The Packers finished third in the NFL in sacks with 53. The defense will get another year under DC Mike Pettine who is expected to get more out of a unit that struggled to keep the ball out of the endzone last year.
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This year the Packers’ biggest goal is to make it back to the Super Bowl for the first time since 2010. With one of the game’s deadliest combos in Aaron Rodgers and Davante Adams, the Packers are definitely capable of doing it which makes them a very popular betting option for gamblers.
In regards to legal sports betting in the Packers’ home state of Wisconsin, it’s a wait-and-see situation as state lawmakers observe the legalization process that’s already happening in neighboring states.
- At the moment, no sports betting bills have passed in Wisconsin but there’s definitely a surge in legal activity in other midwestern states to legalize sports gambling.
- If the legalization process goes smoothly and begins generating significant tax revenue in nearby states, experts predict Wisconsin will pass a sports betting bill in 2020.
For the latest news and updates, keep an eye on our complete guide to legal sports betting in Wisconsin.