A huge NFC showdown takes place tonight as the (10-1) Green Bay Packers invade Texas to take on the (10-1) Dallas Cowboys. With both team’s surefire bets to punch their tickets into the second season, a lot rides on the outcome of this game. A win here would allow the Cowboys to take one step closer to securing their first NFC East crown since 1998, while the Packers would clinch the NFC Central for the first time since 2004 coupled with a Detroit loss this weekend.
Tonight’s contest marks the first time these teams have met since 2004 when the Packers took the Cowboys out behind the Lambeau woodshed and served up a 41-20 beating. However, it’s almost been two decades since the Packers notched a victory in Big “D” with the last win coming in 1989. In terms of the all time series between these two renowned teams, it’s a dead heat with each club winning 10 games against one another.
Last we saw the Packers was Thursday afternoon when the Packers handed the Detroit Lions and the Motor City yet another loss on Thanksgiving. Brett Favre and the Packers offense started off slowly in the first quarter, but wasted no time after the first stanza expired. A close game was quickly turned into a laugher when the Packers put 17 on the board in the 2nd quarter and went into the half with an 8-point lead. That lead was extended to 19 after three quarters and they went on to pick up their fifth road win of the season.
Dallas also got some action in on Turkey Day and simply annihilated the visiting NY Jets. The 34-3 final score could have been a lot worse, but the Dallas coaching staff called the dogs off in the fourth to allow their regulars to start focusing on tonight’s big game.
The Cowboys have been installed 7-point favorites in this spot with the ‘Total’ set at 52. The Packers come into this match-up white-hot against the betting line going an absurd 10-1-1 ATS their L/12 overall games. They’re in the midst of a five-game ATS winning streak and have gone an unbelievable 8-0-1 ATS their L/9 road games. However, Dallas holds the current ATS series trends in their back pockets with the home team and favorite going a combined 11-1 ATS the L/6 times they’ve met.
If you can, tune to the NFL Network at 8:15 ET and partake in this colossal NFC showdown!
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