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Old 11-08-2010, 05:44 AM   #1
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Sunday, November 14:

BUFFALO 3 over Detroit (1:00 PM ET)
TAMPA BAY 7 over Carolina
Tennessee 1 over MIAMI
JACKSONVILLE 1 over Houston
N.Y. Jets 3 over CLEVELAND
INDIANAPOLIS 8 over Cincinnati

Minnesota 1 over CHICAGO
Kansas City 1 over DENVER (4:05 PM ET)
N.Y. GIANTS 13 1/2 over Dallas (4:15 PM ET)
ARIZONA 3 over Seattle
SAN FRANCISCO 6 over St. Louis
PITTSBURGH 4 over New England (8:20 PM ET)


Monday, November 15:

Philadelphia 3 over WASHINGTON (8:30 PM ET)


BYES: Green Bay, New Orleans, Oakland, San Diego

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TAMPA BAY BB
Tennessee
JACKSONVILLE
N.Y. Jets
Cincinnati
CHICAGO
Kansas City BB
N.Y. GIANTS
ARIZONA
St. Louis
New England (8:20 PM ET)


Monday, November 15:

Philadelphia
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Last week: 9-4. Season totals: 60-65-5, Pct. 481. Best Bets: 9-17-1, Pct. .352.

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


THURSDAY NIGHT

ATLANTA
24, Baltimore 17 (+1) - It is virtually impossible to go against Matt Ryan at home, particularly when there are no points involved to speak of: He's 17-1 straight up (and 12-5-1 against the spread) as a starter at the Georgia Dome, and considering how poorly the Ravens have played indoors for the longest time: They're 2-13 straight up in their last 15 inside NFL domes, and that goes so far back it includes two games when they were still the original Cleveland Browns. Only Atlanta's ugly history in the series - 3-10 straight up and 1-11-1 against the spread - keeps this pick out of best-bet territory.

SUNDAY

CLEVELAND
21 (+3), N.Y. Jets 16 - When the Browns traded Brady Quinn to Denver back in March, the Broncos threw in Peyton Hillis as an afterthought. Some afterthought: Hillis has rushed for 644 yards in half a season - and highly relevant to the matter at hand, 404 of those yards have come against 3-4 defenses. The Jets are a 3-4 team - so you know what to do.

N.Y. GIANTS 38, Dallas 10 (+13 1/2) - Two of the reasons this task gets a lot easier as the season progresses manifest themselves in this game: First, warm-weather and/or indoor teams playing in cold weather, defined "officially" as any northern, outdoor site from November 1 onward - Dallas is 12-24-2 against the line doing that since 1995, including Sunday night's 45-7 shellacking that cost Wade Phillips his job; and second, this is the first of three games this week - and the first such games this season - in which a team that lost its first meeting to a division rival at home must now face that same opponent on the road: Since 1997, such teams have a .324 winning percentage in those rematches; the figure for all other road teams over the same time frame is .431 - a difference of 107 percentage points. True, those numbers reflect straight-up results and there is virtually a two-touchdown spread to deal with here, but I sincerely doubt that will
present any problem at all, given the circumstances.

BUFFALO 24, Detroit 13 (+3) - Not only is winless Buffalo's schedule tied (with Cleveland's) for the entire league's toughest (both teams' opponents are 42-23 among them), but the Bills are the only team that has yet to play a team that currently has a losing record this season (that of course changing here). Meanwhile, the Lions are poised to break their own NFL-record 24-game road losing streak (during which they're 9-15 against the spread, in case you're curious) unless they can manage their first cold-weather victory since December 17, 2000 (15 consecutive losses) and do it without Matthew Stafford, who reseparated (did I just invent a new word?) his shoulder last week. Next week Detroit is at Dallas - and that could be really interesting, for all the wrong (and totally unforseen) reasons, unless the Lions spoil the fun by winning this week. But they won't.

TAMPA BAY 27, Carolina 6 (+7) - The second game in which a team has to go on the road and play a team they've already lost to at home - and with the Panthers lacking a healthy running back to test Tampa's 30th-ranked run defense, this one is destined to be even more lopsided than the first meeting, won by the Bucs 20-7 at Carolina in Week 2.

MIAMI 23 (+1), Tennessee 20 - One week after proving they can lose on the road, the Dolphins will prove they can win at home.

Houston 30 (+1), JACKSONVILLE 24 - The Texans are 8-8 straight up and 11-5 versus the points against Jacksonville in franchise history; their corresponding cumulative numbers against Indianapolis and Tennessee are 6-28 and 15-19. And David Garrard is overdue to go back to being, well, David Garrard - and last week's enforced absence may help bring that about.

INDIANAPOLIS 35, Cincinnati 17 (+8) - After their fourth-quarter comeback bid fell short Monday night, the Bengals figure to go quietly the rest of the way, costing Marvin Lewis his job - and they could scarcely have gone quieter in their last six against the Colts, losing all six by 99 points, and allowing 35 points per game therein.

CHICAGO 34 (+1), Minnesota 13 - The dreaded "Triple Witching Hour" haunts the Vikings, who, as a domed-stadium team, will have to play outdoors, on natural grass, and in cold weather, all in the same game - a situation where they've lost 18 of the last 21 times they've been in it, plus they're 1-8 straight up and 1-6-2 against the spread in their last nine in Chicagoland. A complete beating from start to finish.

DENVER 23 (+1), Kansas City 16 - Last week's loss at Oakland - where they had won seven in a row prior - may have exposed the Chiefs as "one of those teams," in that it made them 1-3 on the road as opposed to 4-0 at home; and the Broncos are one of those teams that make the most out of bye weeks: They're 15-6 both ways coming off the bye.

SAN FRANCISCO 24, St. Louis 10 (+6) - And the Rams are another "one of those teams" - 4-1 at home, 0-3 on the road - who have also lost ten in a row on natural grass by 155 points, and twelve straight outdoors by 213. So don't let the idea of giving six points on a 2-6 team against a 4-4 team scare you off.

ARIZONA 17, Seattle 13 (+3) - To create a three-way tie for first place in the NFC West - at 4-5!

PITTSBURGH 27, New England 20 (+4) - Since returning from his ACL surgery Tom Brady is 3-8 straight up and 3-6-2 against the spread on the road, not counting last year's neutral-site pounding of Tampa Bay in London as a road game. The folks in Dallas could learn a lot from this year's Steelers about overcoming adversity.

MONDAY NIGHT

WASHINGTON
35 (+3), Philadelphia 28 - Guess who's back? Clinton Portis, whose 840 rushing yards in eleven career games against the Eagles represents a pace of 1,222 yards for an entire 16-game season (or 1,375 yards for an 18-game season - a method of calculating such things that could become the standard as soon as next year). That's more than good enough for me - and oh yes, the Redskins won 17-12 at Philly in Week 4.

BEST BETS: N.Y. GIANTS, BUFFALO, CHICAGO

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TAMPA BAY
Tennessee (BB)
JACKSONVILLE
N.Y. Jets (BB)
INDIANAPOLIS
CHICAGO
Kansas City
N.Y. GIANTS (BB)
Seattle
SAN FRANCISCO
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Detroit
Tampa Bay (BB)
Tennessee (BB)
Jacksonville
NY Jets
Cincinnati (BB)
Minnesota
Kansas City
NY Giants
Arizona
St Louis
New England
Philadelphia

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TAMPA BAY (BB)
Tennessee
Houston
N.Y. Jets (BB)
INDIANAPOLIS
Minnesota
DENVER (BB)
Dallas
ARIZONA
St. Louis
PITTSBURGH
WASHINGTON

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1st 1 NAR(cotics): 9-4 - 600 points
2nd 4 Jeff Boswell: 8-5 - 200 points
3rd 3 luke broadbent: 6-7 (3-0) - 110 points
4th 3 Marc: 6-7 (1-2) - 60 points
5th 2 Anthony: 4-9 - 30 points

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