CAROLINA over Green Bay by 1

Playbook Football (Midweek Alert) - - 2-minute Handicap -

Green Bay QB Aaron Rodgers has been of­fi­cially activated but has yet to be med­i­cally cleared to play by the team, so we can’t make an of­fi­cial call on this game un­til the sta­tus of the veteran gun­slinger is clearly in fo­cus. We know all about the two metal plates and 13 screws in his sur­gi­cally-re­paired col­lar­bone, but it’s ob­vi­ous that this guy has the heart of a lion and will de­mand to be on the field in Char­lotte to take on the Pan­thers with the Pack­ers’ play­off hopes still very much alive. The Pack is 6-1 SUATS in this se­ries when com­ing off con­sec­u­tive wins and has cov­ered four straight times when com­ing off an AFC game, but we are a bit con­cerned af­ter look­ing at their 1-7 SU and 2-6 ATS record in the sec­ond of back-to-back road games. Mean­while, Carolina is 9-2 ATS at home against NFC foes when com­ing off an NFC North game, but the

re­ports the Pan­thers have been out­stat­ted in five of their last six games, in­clud­ing 0-3 ITS in the last three. We know that Cam New­ton will be look­ing to show off with Rodgers across the field, but that ‘leak­ing oil’ fa­vorite sta­tus is enough to keep us at arm’s length for the time be­ing.

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