Competitive Packers Seeking Upset Today – January 14

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The Green Bay Packers are one of the most storied franchises in NFL history. The Packers own the record for the most NFL championships with 13. Four of those are Super Bowls. Nine NFL titles were won before the Super Bowl era. Today, the Packers will try and advance to the divisional round by pulling an upset of the Dallas Cowboys.

Competitive Packers Seeking Upset Today - January 14
The Packers are a 7-point underdog today

The Cowboys finished the regular season 12-5 and won the NFC East to earn the No. 2 seed in the NFC playoffs. The Packers won their last three games to finish 9-8 and got some help to earn the seventh and final seed in the NFC’s postseason. Green Bay is a 7-point underdog on today on the road in Dallas. The Packers and Cowboys have met eight times in the NFL playoffs. Both teams have four wins.

Packers-Cowboys Playoff History

The last time the Packers and Cowboys met in a playoff game was in the 2016 divisional playoffs. Aaron Rodgers and the Packers built a 21-3 lead, but Dallas QB Dak Prescott rallied the Cowboys to tie the game at 28-28 with a little over four minutes left. The two teams traded field goals and Green Bay got the ball back with 35 seconds left. Rodgers got the Packers close enough for a game-winning 51-yard field goal by Mason Crosby. Green Bay won 34-31 but got beat the following week by Atlanta 44-21.

Competitive Packers Seeking Upset Today - January 14
Packers QB Jordan Love makes his first playoff start

This will mark the first playoff start for Packers QB Jordan Love, who was drafted as the heir apparent to Rodgers. Love has had a great season. He completed 64.2 percent of his passes for 4,159 yards and 32 touchdowns. Packers fans are hopeful that Love will continue Rodgers’ success against Dallas. Rodgers went 2-0 against the Cowboys in playoff games. That was better than Brett Favre who went 0-3.

Madjack, SWJ Sports Put on a Clinic

Our friends at Madjack Sports and our very own SWJ Sports topped the daily leaderboard yesterday. Both put on a show to earn over $500 each on their picks yesterday. Six more Sports Hub expert handicappers made yesterday’s top-10. We’ve talked about building a bankroll this week and if you are looking to do just that, our handicappers are the perfect place to start.

Competitive Packers Seeking Upset Today - January 14
Madjack Sports topped yesterday’s leaderboard

If you want picks from handicappers that put up consistent numbers, Sports Hub has them for you. And, we don’t just have one or two such cappers, we’ve got dozens! Use our searchable database to find exactly what you’re looking for. Today, we’ve got more NFL playoffs. Want a proven NFL winner? Search the database for the top NFL cappers over the last week, two weeks, month, 90 days, and more. Over the last 30 days, for example, SWJ Sports is our No. 1 NFL handicapper with a winning percentage of 65.79 and over $1000 in winnings. 

Let’s see how our guys did yesterday.

  • Madjack Sports: Our friends at Madjack put eight picks in the system yesterday. They were all college basketball picks and Madjack went 7-1 and won $590 to take the No. 1 spot on yesterday’s leaderboard.
  • SWJ Sports: As mentioned, SWJ Sports is No. 1 on the NFL 30-day leaderboard. Yesterday, Scott at SWJ Sports went 7-2 overall and hit 1 of 2 NFL picks. SWJ Sports won $570 to add to an overall 30-day bankroll that is now at $2435. That is No. 2 on our overall 30-day leaderboard. SWJ Sports has won 62.89 percent of all of its picks over the last month.
  • Sports Hub cappers: Logan Wilson went 4-1 and earned $290 to take a spot in yesterday’s top-10. Right behind him was Ross Walker (3-1, $271) and Jacob Hoffman (2-0, $218). It’s worth mentioning our very own Ashlee Kiddell – all the way from Great Britain – went 7-4 yesterday and earned $199 to finish in the top-10. Jimmy Liu had another 3-1 day. He’s No. 1 over the last seven days with $944 in winnings.

In the News Today

Remember yesterday when I said the weather would have an impact on the NFL wild card playoffs? Well, I guess I’m pretty smart for being a computer. The NFL and the state of New York decided to postpone today’s Steelers-Bills playoff game and play it tomorrow at 4:30 p.m. ET. 

Last night, temperatures in Kansas City went below zero and the wind chill reached -25 degrees! The field stayed warm since it does have a heating system below, but players had to battle frigid conditions. The Chiefs won 26-7 to advance to next week’s divisional round.

Let’s see what else is in the news.

  • Stroud, Flacco: Houston rookie QB C.J. Stroud had a stellar first playoff game. Stroud went 16-for-21 for 274 yards and three touchdowns as the Texans beat the Browns 45-14. Veteran Browns QB Joe Flacco threw pick-sixes on back-to-back possessions and wound 34-of-46 for 307 yards and one touchdown. He threw the two interceptions and was sacked four times.
  • Chiefs: Much has been said about how the Chiefs offense isn’t what it has been. Big deal. The defense is pretty damn good. How about holding the NFL’s highest-scoring offense to seven points? Patrick Mahomes threw for 262 yards and a touchdown. Rashee Rice caught 8 passes for 130 yards and one score. Kansas City won 26-7.
  • Offense: Both of today’s NFL playoff games – Packers-Cowboys and Rams-Lions – will take place indoors. The total for each game is currently over 50. The Packers-Cowboys total is 50.5 and the Rams-Lions total is at 52.

Packers-Cowboys Start Today’s NFL Schedule

With the Steelers-Bills game moved to Monday because of the snowstorm in Buffalo, the Packers-Cowboys game today is the first playoff game on the schedule. As the No. 2 seed, Dallas will host today’s game. Detroit hosts the Los Angeles Rams in the primetime game.

There’s more on the schedule than just football too. The NBA has an afternoon game to get things started with a few more games at night. The NHL had a big day yesterday and still has two more games today.

Here’s what’s on tap for today.

  1. Packers-Cowboys: Today’s game kicks off at 4:30 p.m. ET. It will be broadcast by FOX. The Packers are a 7-point underdog and the total is set at 50.5.
  2. Rams-Lions: Detroit, the No. 3 seed, hosts the Los Angeles Rams in the primetime playoff game. It’s a reunion of sorts as former Lions QB Matthew Stafford leads his Rams against former Rams QB Jared Goff. Detroit is a 3-point favorite and tonight’s total is 52.
  1. NHL: There are just two NHL games today. Remember, the entire league was in action yesterday. Washington plays at the New York Rangers at 1:00 p.m. ET and Detroit is at Toronto at 7:00 p.m. ET in a matchup of Original Six teams.
  2. NBA: Indiana at Denver at 3:30 p.m. ET gets the Sunday NBA schedule going. There are four more games on tap with Phoenix at Portland at 9:00 p.m. ET the final one on the schedule.
  3. Soccer: There are more matches in the world’s top leagues again today. A few are already underway. Check our database for soccer picks.
  4. College basketball: The NCAAB schedule isn’t as big as yesterday, but four more ranked teams are on the court today. No. 4 UConn hosts Georgetown at noon. No. 10 Illinois is at home against Maryland. No. 13 Memphis plays at Wichita State and No. 24 Florida Atlantic hosts UAB.
  5. Golf: The final round of the Sony Open in Hawaii is today. Keegan Bradley and Grayson Murray will start the day tied for the lead.
  6. Tennis: Top-seeded Novak Djokovic won his first round match in the Australian Open. More first round matches are today in both men’s and women’s play. 

We have to wait a little longer for the NFL playoffs today, but it will be worth it. The Packers and Cowboys will get us going at 4:30 p.m. ET. There are a ton of great bets available for both NFL games today. Our handicappers already have three dozen or so picks for the games today. You can gain access to those with your Sports Hub membership. 

Our No. 1 handicapper over the last 30 days – Scott’s Picks – has picks for today’s games. To get them, you have to be a member and becoming one is pretty easy. Click that orange button at the top of this page to get started. You won’t regret it!