For the second straight week in a row, a missing player completely switches the narrative for the Green Bay Packers. Last week, it was Devante Adams, and this week it’s Aaron Rodgers, who just tested positive for COVID-19. Now the Pack has to start young passer Jordan Love and hope to keep their win streak alive. The Rodgers news probably has the Kansas City Chiefs excited, as they’ve struggled to a 4-4 record. The Chiefs seem to be in Super Bowl hangover mode, and bettors are finally starting to lose confidence in the team. With the Chiefs hosting the Packers at Arrowhead Stadium this weekend, here are some player props to keep an eye on.
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Jordan Love Over 229.5 Passing Yards
I’m champing at the bit to see how Jordan Love performs in his first NFL start. The former Utah State passer has a great opportunity for a major debut against the Kansas City Chiefs. The Chiefs have one of the absolute worst defense in the league, and have major trouble against the passing game. They’re allowing 269.8 yards per game through the air, and they’ll have some trouble covering a talented Green Bay receiving corps. Take Love to go over his prop as we learn more about the Packers QB of the future.
Patrick Mahomes Over 0.5 Interceptions
This one’s a no-brainer for me. Patrick Mahomes has been turning the ball over at an alarming rate this season. He’s already tossed 10 interceptions on the season and has only one game without a pick this year. Whatever’s going on with the young QB, he’s been bitten by the interception bug. Honestly, I would just take this over every week until further notice, as it would have hit in seven straight games. The Green Bay defense has nine interceptions so far, and I expect that will grow to the double digits on Sunday.
A.J. Dillon Over 37.5 Rushing Yards
Although I expect Jordan Love to air it out this week, I still believe the Packers wil run the ball consistently on Sunday. They’ll want to keep the pressure off the inexperienced quarterback, and that means more carries for A.J. Dillon and Aaron Jones. Dillon is coming off a 78-yard performance against the Arizona Cardinals, and I believe he’ll be able to top 37.5 with ease on Sunday. Kansas City is allowing 121.8 rushing yards per game this season, and the Packers will take advantage. Consider Dillon and Jones to both go over their totals.
Allen Lazard Over 27.5 Receiving Yards
Allen Lazard was out against the Arizona Cardinals on Thursday Night Football, but that didn’t slow down the offense. Now he’s back and facing one of the worst defenses in the NFL. Lazard has had 27 or more yards in four games this season, and he should get plenty of targets with Devante Adams still out. 27.5 is a low total, and I expect it’s been driven down due to Love getting the start. Take Lazard to go over his total in Kansas City.