Week 5 Odds: Packers Favored By 7

SUNBURY ENGLAND - JANUARY 15: A gentleman in top hat and tails looks at the odds at Kempton racecourse on January 15 2011 in Sunbury England (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/ Getty Images)

I'm not a slave to the betting line each week when I preview the Green Bay Packers, but the stream at SB Nation featuring a picture of their wide receivers got my attention:

The Green Bay Packers are one of only two undefeated teams left in the NFL, but they will face one of their hardest tests to date this weekend when they travel to Georgia to play the Atlanta Falcons. The spread opened at -4½ in favor of the Packers, but there are sites offering as many as seven points for those picking the home team.

It's interesting that the line started closer, but then it increased after a couple of days. It looks like the betting fan has more faith in the Packers (or doesn't trust the Falcons after a close win against the Seahawks). It probably doesn't hurt that Aaron Rodgers puts up great stats when he plays inside.

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