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There isn’t much that future Hall of Famer Brett Favre hasn’t accomplished in his 17 years as an NFL signal caller. One thing that has eluded him is a victory at Texas Stadium. As a matter of fact Favre is 0-8 in Dallas and he covered the spread in only one of those games. With a 10-1 record this season and a money making 9-1-1 record ATS, at first glance it appears as if the Packers are not getting much love considering they are currently 7 point underdogs. Then again the Cowboys have an equally impressive 10-1 record and are 6-1 ATS versus conference opponents this season.
Combining for almost 60 points a game, the Cowboys and the Packers have the second and fifth highest scoring teams in the NFL. Not surprisingly, they combined to cover the OVER about 68% of the time this season. Historically when they square off, the Over is almost a sure thing. In their last 10 meetings the final score exceeded the Total 9 times. For all of the reasons above, the linesmen at Sportsbook.com have set the Total at a lofty 51.5 points. Despite the high number, 88% of the early bettors at Sportsbook.com believe these teams will continue their trends of putting plenty of points on the scoreboard.
Behind the NFC’s top two passers, expect both teams to air it out early and often. Favre is quieting all of his critics who stated he should have stepped down during the off season. The 38 year old has a career high 101.5 passer rating to go along with 22 touchdowns and only 8 interceptions. Tony Romo’s numbers are just as if not more impressive with a rating of 105.3 with 29 scores and 13 picks. The Romo to Terrell Owens combo has been the deadliest in the league burning their last four opponents for 537 yards and 8 touchdowns. The Romo-T.O. duo will face off against a tough pair of corners in Al Harris and Charles Woodson. Although the Packers defense could take a huge blow if Woodson isn’t able to play due to a toe injury; he is currently listed as questionable.
With both teams likely to put the ball in the air, putting pressure on the opposing quarterback could determine who will have the inside track on NFC home field advantage. Behind defensive ends Aaron Kampman and Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila, the Packers are third in the NFL with 32 sacks. Dallas isn’t too far behind with 30 thanks to linebackers DeMarcus Ware and Greg Ellis.
Log on now to Sportsbook.com to bet on the game of the week. With two 10-1 teams ready to clash, this game is a must watch. For those that can’t decide which side to back, Sportsbook.com will be offering plenty of props for this primetime game.
Brett Favre- Total Passing Yards O/U 315.5
Tony Romo- Total Completions O/U 21.5
Terrell Owens- Total Receptions O/U 6.5
First Score will be? TD -180, Any Other +150