The Green Bay Packers welcomed the New York Jets for joint exercises throughout the week. It gave a young New York Jets team the opportunity to practice and learn from a savvy Green Bay Packers team with Aaron Rodgers in tow.
The Packers made it clear that Aaron Rodgers would not play in any other preseason games. Green Bay is instead trying to give replacement quarterback Jordan Love a chance to get on the field and work with the offense, which he failed to do in 2020. Love went on his first appearance 12-17 for 122 yards and a Packers touchdown last week against the Houston Texans.
While Love’s appearance was encouraging, the Packers are now sweating over a shoulder problem that Jordan Love sent for an MRI. The results were negative and there was still no word on whether Love would be out this week.
The Jets, meanwhile, look forward to rookie quarterback Zach Wilson making strides as he nears the regular season. Wilson only played two series against the New York Giants last week.
The New York Jets got bad news during practice this week when edge rusher Carl Lawson tore his Achilles tendon. The Jets signed Lawson on a three-year contract at the free agency this off-season in hopes of improving the defense.
The game will also feature a LaFleur brother on each sideline. Green Bay Packers head coach Matt LaFleur’s younger brother Mike LaFleur is the New York Jets’ offensive coordinator.
The New York Jets and Green Bay Packers play at Lambeau Field on Saturday afternoon at 4:25 p.m. ET.
New York Jets at Green Bay Packers: Betting Odds
The New York Jets and their rookie quarterback Zach Wilson are 2.5 point favorites over the Green Bay Packers without quarterback Aaron Rodgers. The over / under for this game is 31.5 points.
New York Jets at Green Bay Packers: Tips
The New York Jets win victory over the Green Bay Packers. The Jets will play more starters than the Packers as the team is still trying to solidify its roster.
New York Jets at Green Bay Packers: Money Line
New York Jets (-135)
Green Bay Packer (+115)
New York Jets at Green Bay Packers: Spread
The jets will not be able to cover the spread in this case. The Green Bay Packers were 6: 4 against the spread at Lambeau Field in 2020, which has to be taken into account.