For many of us the point spread in the NFL is just another way to measure how competitive a game will be but of course where available the point spread or "line" can swing THOUSANDS of dollars from one bettor to another or a sports book. Each point spread tells a story. Jimmy Shapiro points out some of this week's stories.

The New England Patriots are not only nine point favorites over the Jacksonville Jaguars but the "VIG" means it'll take $120 to win $100. That means the line will most likely increase. So if you were headed to Las Vegas to wager on this one and really like the nine points you better hurry. All of this is clearly reserved for our friends with access to legal wagering.