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Cool NFL Pointspread Contest: Week 5

Sunday, October 8:

N.Y. GIANTS 4 over Washington (1:00 PM ET)
NEW ENGLAND 9 1/2 over Miami
CAROLINA 9 over Cleveland
INDIANAPOLIS 19 over Tennessee
CHICAGO 11 over Buffalo
St. Louis 3 over GREEN BAY
MINNESOTA 6 over Detroit
NEW ORLEANS 6 over Tampa Bay
JACKSONVILLE 7 over N.Y. Jets (4:05 ET)
Kansas City 3 over ARIZONA
SAN FRANCISCO 3 1/2 over Oakland
PHILADELPHIA 2 over Dallas (4:15 PM ET)
SAN DIEGO 3 1/2 over Pittsburgh (8:15 PM ET)


Monday, October 9:

DENVER 4 over Baltimore (8:30 PM ET)


BYES: Atlanta, Cincinnati, Houston, Seattle

Home team in CAPS; tie-breaker games in red.

Don't forget to designate three picks as Best Bets.

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Old 10-05-2006, 01:04 AM   #2
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Washington
NEW ENGLAND
CAROLINA
INDIANAPOLIS
CHICAGO
St. Louis
MINNESOTA
NEW ORLEANS
N.Y. Jets
Kansas City
Oakland
Dallas BB
Pittsburgh BB
Baltimore BB

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N.Y. GIANTS
NEW ENGLAND
CAROLINA (BB)
INDIANAPOLIS (BB)
CHICAGO
St. Louis (BB)
MINNESOTA
NEW ORLEANS
JACKSONVILLE
ARIZONA
SAN FRANCISCO
Dallas
Pittsburgh
DENVER

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Last week: 10-4. Season totals: 31-27-2, Pct. .533. Best Bets: 3-8-1, Pct. .292.

Home team in capital letters; point spreads (opening line) in parentheses after underdog team; selections with point spreads in bold.


SUNDAY

Washington 27 (+4), N.Y. GIANTS 24 - Should the recent outbursts by first Tiki Barber and then Jeremy Shockey surprise anyone? After all, when you treat your players like children, you can't complain too loudly when they act like children; and the Giants, for their part, have always played like children coming off a bye week, "boasting" both the NFL's worst record doing so (3-14) and its longest current losing streak (five in a row).

JACKSONVILLE 17, N.Y. Jets 13 (+7) - The Jets are playing everybody tough and I just don't feel comfortable laying substantial wood on the Jaguars and their Punch-and-Judy offense.

NEW ENGLAND 16, Miami 3 (+9 1/2) - Shouldn't it be painfully obvious to one and all that Daunte Culpepper simply isn't right physically? Nick Saban needs to swallow his pride and start Joey Harrington.

CAROLINA 28, Cleveland 17 (+9) - The Panthers are a completely different team when they do have Steve Smith in there and the Browns won't erase any 18-point deficits this week.

INDIANAPOLIS 63, Tennessee 13 (+19) - Well I guess the NFL has no right to pontificate about the alleged lack of competitive balance in major-league baseball - especially when in the latter's just-concluded regular season no team achieved even a .600 winning percentage, the second time in the new millennium this has happened.

GREEN BAY 27 (+3), St. Louis 17 - It will take a lot more than a stinger to keep Brett Favre out of this game and the home team in this series has won the last four meetings, all by double digits.

CHICAGO 31, Buffalo 3 (+11) - Another home-dominated series, in this case six in a row both straight up and against the spread, by a combined 83 points; and when Chicago's defense shuts down Willis McGahee, watching J.P. Losman try and beat it through the air will not be a pretty sight.

MINNESOTA 17, Detroit 10 (+6) - But be very careful here: Yes, the Lions have lost to the Vikings eight consecutive times and also eight in a row at Triple H, but Detroit's respective spread records therein are 3-4-1 and 3-3-2 and Minnesota's offense is very limited at this point in time.

NEW ORLEANS 16, Tampa Bay 0 (+6) - Bruce Gradkowski doesn't stand a chance in the dome and the Bucs are 5-12 against the line coming off the bye; best bet.

SAN FRANCISCO 24, Oakland 17 (+3 1/2) - You have to go back nearly three whole years (to December 7, 2003) to find the last time the 49ers were favored by this much! But at least they've got all of their best players out on the field - which is more than one can say for Oakland, where Art Shell's jihad against Jerry Porter shows no signs of ending anytime soon. Shell and Raiders offensive coordinator Tom Walsh are the two biggest jokes in the league right now.

ARIZONA 13 (+3), Kansas City 0 - With Damon Huard at quarterback the Chiefs scored five touchdowns at home after having scored zero touchdowns on the road; and with the retractable roof closed and all the resulting crowd noise?

Dallas 20 (+2), PHILADELPHIA 16 - The Eagles could be without Brian Westbrook, Donte' Stallworth and Reggie Brown - and even if this weren't the case how can you give points with them in a division game when they have lost seven such games in a row?

Pittsburgh 23 (+3 1/2), SAN DIEGO 17 - It's just about now or never for the defending Super Bowl champs and Pittsburgh has beaten the Chargers five straight.

MONDAY NIGHT

DENVER 21, Baltimore 10 (+4) - Not ready to anoint Steve McNair Comeback Player of the Year just yet and the Broncos are a league-best 13-4 against the spread coming off a bye week.

BEST BETS: CHICAGO, NEW ORLEANS, ARIZONA
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LOL Anthony, are you serious with Indy putting up 63??

N.Y. GIANTS
NEW ENGLAND
CAROLINA
INDIANAPOLIS
CHICAGO BB
St. Louis
MINNESOTA
NEW ORLEANS
JACKSONVILLE
Kansas City
SAN FRANCISCO
Dallas BB
SAN DIEGO

Monday, October 9:
Baltimore BB
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Washington
NEW ENGLAND (BB)
CAROLINA
INDIANAPOLIS
CHICAGO (BB)
GREEN BAY
Detroit
NEW ORLEANS (BB)
N.Y. Jets
Kansas City
Oakland
PHILADELPHIA
SAN DIEGO
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NEW ENGLAND (BB)
CAROLINA
INDIANAPOLIS
CHICAGO (BB)
GREEN BAY
MINNESOTA
NEW ORLEANS
JACKSONVILLE
ARIZONA
SAN FRANCISCO
PHILADELPHIA (BB)
SAN DIEGO
Baltimore
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N.Y. GIANTS
NEW ENGLAND
CAROLINA
INDIANAPOLIS
CHICAGO
St. Louis (BB)
Detroit
Tampa Bay
JACKSONVILLE (BB)
Kansas City (BB)
SAN FRANCISCO
Dallas
Pittsburgh

Baltimore

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N.Y. GIANTS -4
Miami +9.5
CAROLINA -9
Tennessee +10
Buffalo +11
GREEN BAY +3
MINNESOTA -6
NEW ORLEANS -6
JACKSONVILLE -7
Kansas City -3 BB
SAN FRANCISCO -3 1/2 BB
PHILADELPHIA -2 BB
SAN DIEGO -3 1/2

Monday, October 9:

DENVER -4
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NEW ENGLAND
CAROLINA
Tennessee
CHICAGO
GREEN BAY
MINNESOTA
NEW ORLEANS-BB
N.Y. Jets
ARIZONA
SAN FRANCISCO -BB
Dallas
Pittsburgh


Monday, October 9:

DENVER -BB
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New York Giants
New England
Cleveland
Indianapolis
Chicago (BB)
St. Louis
Minnesota
Tampa Bay
NY Jets
Kansas City (BB)
San Francisco (BB)
Philadelphia
Pittsburgh
Denver

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Washington
NEW ENGLAND (BB)
CAROLINA
INDIANAPOLIS (BB)
CHICAGO
St. Louis
Detroit
NEW ORLEANS
N.Y. Jets
ARIZONA
SAN FRANCISCO
Dallas
Pittsburgh
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CAROLINA
Tennessee (BB)
Buffalo
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MINNESOTA
Tampa Bay
JACKSONVILLE
Kansas City (BB)
SAN FRANCISCO (BB)
Dallas
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Jeff Boswell could be a back-to-back winner - and will be either if Denver covers or there is a push; a Baltimore cover makes Marc the Week 5 winner.

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