Sunday Night Football Player Props for Packers vs. 49ers – Week 3 (2021)

| September 24, 2021 1:34 pm PDT

The Green Bay Packers will be playing their second game in a row on national television. They were able to blow out the Lions on Monday Night Football and prove themselves to be the Super Bowl contender that we thought they were coming into the season.

They will be facing the San Francisco 49ers, which makes for another chance for Aaron Rodgers to get back at his favorite team that didn’t draft him. Both of these teams have a lot of talent, and this could make for an exciting game.

It will be hard to top last week’s Sunday Night Football matchup between the Ravens and Chiefs, but not many games will be able to top that as it might be the front runner for Game of the Year.

Let’s get into the matchup for Week 3’s SNF and which player prop bets you may want to target at the top NFL betting sites.

Aaron Rodgers Over 1.5 Touchdowns (-210)

The Packers were blown out by the 49ers two years ago on Thanksgiving (37-8), but Aaron Rodgers helped them return the favor last year by beating them 34-17.

Now, the 49ers are not the same exact team as before, as they struggled with health last year, and they had to start Nick Mullens in that game.

In that game, Rodgers was amazing. Here’s what he did.

  • 305 passing yards
  • 4 TDs
  • 147.2 passer rating

The Packers got back on track after beating the Lions on Monday Night Football, and Aaron Rodgers should be back to his stellar form. He can score two touchdowns easily against any team, so this one should be quite easy for him.

It isn’t a huge payout, but you could make a case for him scoring 3 touchdowns in this game and make some more money if you can find that option on your preferred website.

In the game on Thanksgiving, the 49ers really took it to the Packers, and Rodgers did not have a good day. He threw for just 104 yards and added a touchdown, and took 5 sacks. The 49ers’ defense was elite that season, but this year is a different story.

Their defensive coordinator has moved on to be the head coach of the New York Jets, and they don’t have the same firepower that they have had in recent years. I think Rodgers can easily throw for two touchdowns in a game that they are shaping up as one of the best week 3 NFL upset picks.

Aaron Jones Over 59.5 Rushing Yards (-115)

Aaron Jones also got back into his groove last week against the Lions. He scored a whopping 4 touchdowns, gained 67 rushing yards (17 carries), and caught 6 passes for 48 more yards.

He ran for one of those 4 touchdowns and caught the other three.

Now, his big game might make the 49ers plan to stop him a little more than the Lions did, and I think another 4 touchdown game is unlikely. I prefer to pick the Over on his rushing yard count for a couple of reasons.

A lot of people were low on Jones coming into the season after A.J Dillon was set to earn more work which wasn’t the case even in a blowout against the Lions. Jones had 17 carries, while Dillon had just 5 himself.

I think Jones will get another 15+ carries in this one against the 49ers, who have actually been worse against the run than the Lions have.

The Lions have given up a 3.8 yards per carry total, while the 49ers give up 5.0 yards per carry (4th highest in the league).

In their last matchup, Jones was able to rush for 58 yards, which is right at the line set for this game. I think since the 49ers’ rushing defense has been terrible so far this year, their struggles will continue against Aaron Jones.

I think the Packers reassured that if they are going to have a successful offense, they need to run the ball more. Their week one matchup was a wake-up call, and I doubt they play that bad in this game and for a while.

Davante Adams Over 87.5 Receiving Yards (-114) and Over 7.5 Receptions (-125)

Adams had an incredible game against the 49ers in 2020. Look at his crazy stat line.

  • 12 targets
  • 10 receptions
  • 173 yards
  • 1 TD

He can basically have half of that game and still reach the receiving yard total set for this game.

Adams went for 121 yards against the Lions last week and had 8 catches. He is one of the best wide receivers in the NFL, and hitting the over here on both of these props should be very doable for him. He could even add a touchdown as well, which he does pretty often.

Technically the 49ers have been pretty good against the pass this year, but you could credit that to their opponents. They matched up with Jared Goff (338 passing yards, 3 touchdowns, 1 interception) and Jalen Hurts (190 passing yards, 0 touchdowns).

Aaron Rodgers is an immensely better quarterback than both of them, and Davante Adams is a better wide receiver than anyone on those two teams. The QB and WR pair should be able to have a big game on primetime for the second week in a row.

George Kittle Over 58.5 Receiving Yards (-114)

Now, with the Packers’ offense set to have a big game, I think the potential for a high-scoring game is there.

The 49ers are banged up in the backfield, and if they don’t hang with the Packers in the scoring department, this could get ugly fast. I expect the 49ers to pass a little more than they usually do and for Kittle to be more involved in the passing game than the blocking game.

Green Bay has struggled against tight ends so far in 2021, too.

Week Player Catches Yards TDs
1 Juwan Johnson 3 21 2
2 TJ Hockenson 8 66 1

If they fall too far behind, Kittle should be able to hit this mark pretty easily.

You might have seen his game against the Eagles (4 catches for 17 yards) and feel discouraged about this bet, but he should be able to get more involved in this one.

Another note is that the Packers have a strong corner in Jaire Alexander, who will make it harder for Deebo Samuel and the wide receivers in the 49ers offense, so Kittle having a big game is pretty important for them.

Jimmy Garoppolo Over 230.5 Passing Yards (-114)

Trey Lance actually got 7% of snaps in Week 1 against the Lions, but he didn’t get any work against the Eagles.

Since the 49ers got up big on the Lions, they probably wanted to get Lance some snaps. The Eagles have a tougher defense, and the game was much closer, so Kyle Shanahan opted to keep Garoppolo in the whole time.

In the upcoming showdown with the Packers, I think they stick with Garoppolo unless they are getting absolutely blown out.

In a potential shootout, Garoppolo could have himself a solid game in the air.

He threw for over 300 yards against the Lions but fell short of 200 against the Eagles. The Packers don’t have the absolute best pass defense, which means Jimmy G could hit the over in this game.

Hopefully, my week three Packers vs. 49ers player props serve you well. Want to bet on the game itself? Check out this betting pick below.

Anthony Haage
Anthony Haage

Anthony is a sports writer for covering the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, and more. He also covers other various topics such as entertainment, general sports betting tips, and more.

His favorite teams are the Chicago Bears, Bulls, Cubs, and Blackhawks. He also will be a temporary fan of any team if it means winning him bets.

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