The Cleveland Browns are going into a must-win game in order to keep their playoff hopes alive but winning against the top team in the NFL will not be easy at all as they visit the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, WI, on Christmas Day.
- Cleveland Browns vs Green Bay Packers
- NFL – Regular season
- Date – 25/12/2021
- Starting time – 4.30 PM ET
- Venue: Lambeau Field, Green Bay, WI
Green Bay Packers Stats & Form
The Packers already have clinched their third straight NFC North title. They own a one-game lead over the Arizona Cardinals, Dallas Cowboys and Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the race to earn the NFC’s No. 1 seed and lone first-round playoff bye.
Green Bay has won the last three games and has a league-best 11-3 record.
In their last game, the Packers defeated the ravens in Baltimore 31-30.
Aaron Rodgers tied Brett Favre for a major franchise record, and the Green Bay Packers clinched the NFC North title. The reigning MVP also is the reigning NFC offensive player of the week after going 23 of 31 for 268 yards.
Rodgers threw three touchdown passes — tying Favre on Green Bay’s career list. Green Bay nearly squandered a 14-point lead in the final quarter but held on when the Ravens missed a 2-point conversion in the final minute.
The Packers have won the NFC North three straight seasons.
Green Bay Packers News
Packers WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling is on the reserve/Covid-19 list. Green Bay’s offensive line is missing David Bakhtiari, Elgton Jenkins, Josh Myers and Billy Turner due to knee injuries. CB Jaire Alexander has been practicing but remains on injured reserve. OLB Za’Darius Smith hasn’t played since the season opener while TE Robert Tonyan is out for the season.
Cleveland Browns Stats & Form
The Browns are fighting for their playoff lives. They’re in last place in the AFC North, though they’re only one game behind division leaders Cincinnati and Baltimore.
Cleveland hasn’t won two games in a row since October 3 and is currently at 7-7.
The Browns lost their last game 16-14 to the Las Vegas Raiders.
The loss was devastating for the Browns, who would have vaulted into first place in the AFC North with a win. Instead, they fell into last place in the tightly packed division with three games remaining.
Due to a virus outbreak, the Browns were without quarterback Baker Mayfield, coach Kevin Stefanski and several other prominent players, including top receiver Jarvis Landry and edge rusher Jadeveon Clowney.
Cleveland Browns News
Browns coach Kevin Stefanski cleared Covid-19 protocols and is back with the team after missing the Raiders game.
The Browns got back some of the 22 players who began the week on the Covid-19 reserve list, but C JC Tretter tested positive. QB Baker Mayfield, WR Jarvis Landry and DE Jadeveon Clowney were among the 11 starters who sat against Las Vegas. Mayfield can come off the Covid-list Saturday, and as long as he gets cleared by doctors, he’ll play.
Green Bay Packers vs Cleveland Browns Head-to-Head Stats
The Packers have won five of the last six matchups. Cleveland’s only victory during this stretch was a 26-24 triumph at Lambeau Field in 2005. In their last meeting, Davante Adams caught a 25-yard touchdown pass from Brett Hundley in overtime as the Packers rallied from a two-touchdown, fourth-quarter deficit to a 27-21 win.
Green Bay Packers vs Cleveland Browns Betting Odds
Despite the clinched division title, the packers are huge favorite with -347 odds for their win. The Browns are at 262.
The total point margin is set at 46 with both ways at -110.
The Packers are the best team in the NFL this season and will prove that once again in the match against the Browns. Aaron Rodgers is on his recognizable level and Cleveland, like any other team, will have a tough time holding him down. The Browns will go all-in on Saturday night but with many injuries, they will say goodbye to their postseason hopes. The Packers will win covering a 6.5 spread.