NFL Odds Week 2: Packers Vs. Panthers

GLENDALE, AZ - SEPTEMBER 11: Quarterback Cam Newton #1 of the Carolina Panthers throws a pass under pressure from Darnell Dockett #90 of the Arizona Cardinals during the NFL season opening game at the University of Phoenix Stadium on September 11, 2011 in Glendale, Arizona. The Carindals defeated the Panthers 28-21. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

The Carolina Panthers are underdogs against the Green Bay Packers this weekend. Will Cam Newton have something to say about that?

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.

Visit OddsShark.com for a complete listing of Week 2's odds. Check out our Packers blog Acme Packing Company and our Panthers blog Cat Scratch Reader for more on this matchup.

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