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Sunday, October 17:

NEW ENGLAND 3 over Baltimore (1:00 PM ET)
N.Y. GIANTS 9 1/2 over Detroit
PHILADELPHIA 3 over Atlanta
PITTSBURGH 11 1/2 over Cleveland
New Orleans 4 over TAMPA BAY
CHICAGO 7 over Seattle
GREEN BAY 3 1/2 over Miami
San Diego 7 over ST. LOUIS
HOUSTON 5 over Kansas City
N.Y. Jets 3 over DENVER (4:05 PM ET)
SAN FRANCISCO 6 1/2 over Oakland
MINNESOTA 2 over Dallas (4:15 PM ET)
Indianapolis 3 over WASHINGTON (8:20 PM ET)


Monday, October 18:

Tennessee 3 over JACKSONVILLE (8:30 PM ET)


BYES: Arizona, Buffalo, Carolina, Cincinnati

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

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Detroit
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Cleveland
New Orleans
CHICAGO
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San Diego
Kansas City
N.Y. Jets
Oakland
Dallas (4:15 PM ET)
Indianapolis


Monday, October 18:

JACKSONVILLE (8:30 PM ET)
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Last week: 7-7. Season totals: 26-48-2, Pct. .355. Best Bets: 3-12, Pct. .200.

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


SUNDAY

N.Y. GIANTS 23, Detroit 17 (+9 1/2) - The Lions may be 1-4 but they're 3-1-1 on "The Big Board" so to speak, and 4-1 for the vast majority therein as their Week 2 push at home against the Eagles was a win for virtually all of those who bet on them because the line spiked upward almost immediately after it opened. And with the home team in this series having lost six in a row outright and the Giants on look-ahead watch pursuant to next Monday night's NFC East biggie in Dallas, Detroit seems poised to reward underdog fanciers yet again.

N.Y. Jets 35, DENVER 27 (+3) - Jets "number two" cornerback Antonio Cromartie is just about the only healthy first-stringer in either team's secondary, so Mark Sanchez and the year's surprise at quarterback in Kyle Orton could put on quite an aerial show between them, making the "over" - the total opened at a modest 40 - perhaps a safer investment than the Jets giving an equally-modest field goal despite their 13-6 spread record on grass since 2006.

PHILADELPHIA 28, Atlanta 21 (+3) - Don't believe Andy Reid for a minute when he says that Kevin Kolb will start. Fox is hyping this game to the gills as Michael Vick going up against his former team, which by the way hasn't beaten Vick's current team on the road since 1988, losing five times by a collective margin of 136-57, and that ironically includes three losses with Vick quarterbacking the Falcons.

NEW ENGLAND 20, Baltimore 14 (+3) - CBS seeks to compete for early-time-slot viewers with this premier matchup. Pats on a revenge mission for last year's wild-card playoff loss and have won seven straight off the bye, covering in five.

PITTSBURGH 27, Cleveland 0 (+11 1/2) - What could Colt McCoy have possibly done in his young life to deserve having to make his first NFL start in this spot, particularly with Ben Roethlisberger coming back from his suspension? It must have been a lot worse than those smutty text messages Brett Favre is accused of sending while he was with the Jets.

TAMPA BAY 20 (+4), New Orleans 17 - Josh Freeman's stats hardly jump off the page, but his on-field presence is making a huge difference for the Bucs. Saints have too many injuries. Easy call.

CHICAGO 34, Seattle 10 (+7) - Between Brett Favre's recurring tendinitis and looming "Textgate" scandal, and Aaron Rodgers' concussion and key injuries to teammates at first running back and now tight end, Chicago's chances in the NFC North are quite literally looking better by the minute - and they don't figure to worsen any this week as Seattle's 5-16 straight-up and 3-17-1 spread records following a bye are both league worsts and the Seahawks have dropped their last seven on natural grass by an average of 17 points per game. Best bet.

GREEN BAY 16, Miami 14 (+3 1/2) - Ain't "concussion politics" grand? Aaron Rodgers did practice on Thursday, but pressure from the powers that be may keep him out of this game anyway. You just never know in these situations - but when all else fails it's better to take a three-and-a-half point number than lay it.

HOUSTON 27, Kansas City 13 (+5) - "Retractable-roof politics," on the other hand, are awesome: Reliant Stadium observes a "50-80 Rule" in determining whether its roof will be open or closed for an upcoming game; that is to say, if the kickoff-time temperature is expected to be in the aforementioned range and also no rain is forecast, the roof will be left open. As of this writing, it is expected to reach 85 degrees in Houston on Sunday, meaning that the roof figures to be closed - and the Chiefs are 3-10-1 against the line indoors dating back to 1998, plus their bubble may have burst last Sunday in Indianapolis - where, as if on cue, their retractable roof was closed.

ST. LOUIS 24 (+7), San Diego 23 - Rams wide receivers keep takin' a lickin' (first Donnie Avery before the season even began, now Mark Clayton, both out for the year) but Sam Bradford keeps on tickin', while the Chargers just keep getting licked on the road - and that's standard operating procedure when these two teams meet, the visitors having lost the last five. Upset special.

SAN FRANCISCO 28, Oakland 24 (+6 1/2) - Mike Singletary has already fired his offensive coordinator, Jimmy Raye, and has just given his quarterback, Alex Smith, the kiss of death known as the "vote of confidence" - yet the defense, which has given up the second most points in the NFC and last Sunday night permitted a quarterback with a career passer rating of 31.7 on the road to come into their house and hang a 103.3 on them, has somehow remained exempt from Singletary's wrath. And how can an 0-5 team be a near-touchdown favorite over anybody?

MINNESOTA 24, Dallas 17 (+2) - Under normal circumstances I'd be all over the Vikings in this one based on their four straight wins at home over Dallas (and five consecutive covers) by a combined 123-47. But the circumstances surrounding this game, from the perspective of both teams, are anything but normal. Almost no outcome here would surprise me.

WASHINGTON 23 (+3), Indianapolis 21 - Don't ask me how the Redskins can be last in the league in giving up yards per game but in the top ten in points per game. I'd rather simply stick with a loser - the Colts, who haven't won in Washington since 1967 - and tab another home underdog for an outright upset.

MONDAY NIGHT

Tennessee
24, JACKSONVILLE 10 (+3) - But not this home underdog: The Jaguars, who are 22nd in total offense and 30th in defense, have obviously been doing it with smoke and mirrors. Chris Johnson doesn't need smoke and mirrors - especially against 4-3 defenses, which Johnson has gashed for 267 yards in two outings this year; and he even managed to light up the Dallas 3-4 for 131 yards last week.

BEST BETS: PITTSBURGH, CHICAGO, HOUSTON

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Tampa Bay
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San Diego
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Indianapolis
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Detroit (BB)
PHILADELPHIA
Cleveland (BB)
TAMPA BAY
CHICAGO
Miami
San Diego
Kansas City
N.Y. Jets
Oakland (BB)
Dallas
WASHINGTON
Tennessee

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1st 2 Anthony: 8-4-2 - 600 points
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3rd 1 NAR(cotics): 5-7-2 - 110 points
4th 4 Marc: 4-8-2 (1-1-1) - 60 points
5th 3 Jeff Boswell: 4-8-2 (1-2) - 30 points

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