Even with all the excitement Cam Newton created following his NFL rookie record of 422 passing yards in a Week 1 debut, the Carolina Panthers aren't going to be favored in their Week 2 contest against the Green Bay Packers. The defending Super Bowl champion Packers are 10-1/2 point favorites over the Panthers, according to Odds Shark.
The Green Bay Packers held off the New Orleans Saints last Thursday for a 42-34 victory. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers was solid, throwing for 312 yards and three touchdowns. Rodgers and his offense shouldn't have too difficult of a time beating the spread.
Cam Newton could come out and play like a confused rookie this week, but the Packers' defense surrendered 419 passing yards to Drew Brees. Still, Newton can't deliver single-handed a win over the Packers. He could help close the point spread with his play-making ability, but he's still leading a team that needs to show it's moved beyond last season's 2-14 record.