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    NEWSLETTERS

    If you live in Nevada, Oregon, Montana or Delaware, you're in luck. Otherwise, go to Canada or Europe, or those rogues in New Jersey and get your bet on for the NFL weekend! All games are Sunday unless otherwise noted.

    1. New Orleans at Seattle (-8.5), Saturday — The Saints are a very ordinary team on the road, and Drew Brees is a very ordinary quarterback away from the Superdome. You can double those trends in the postseason, even though the Saints picked up their first road playoff win in franchise history last week in Philadelphia. But Seattle is a much different animal than the Eagles, and the Seahawks have the best homefield advantage in football, meaning it's going to be an uphill battle all day for Brees & Co.

    2. Indianapolis at New England (-7.5), Saturday — Indianapolis roared back from a 28-point deficit in the second half to beat Kansas City last week at home. This week, they travel to Foxboro, where the Patriots rarely lose, especially not in the postseason. Rob Gronkowski's injury hurt the Patriots, but they should still be able to win this game fairly comfortably.

    3. San Francisco (-1.5) at Carolina — This is a big-boy game right here, not meant for women and children. Last time these teams met, the Panthers won 10-9 in San Francisco, and we can expect another low-scoring game here. But take this into account, Michael Crabtree hadn't made his season debut yet when the teams last met, and Vernon Davis left the game early wth a concussion. Now, both are at full strength. Advantage, Niners, in what could be the best game of the weekend.

    4. San Diego (+9.5) at Denver — The Broncos should win this game, and probably will, but it won't be easy. In fact, just a few weeks ago, the Chargers beat the Broncos in Denver as they milked the clock and kept the ball out of Peyton Manning's hands. Now, the Chargers are back in Denver and Philip Rivers is still on a roll, along with the Chargers' running game, and they'll have the same gameplan this week to try to keep Manning off the field as much as possible. It should be enough to keep the Broncos from covering.

    Postseason record: 2-2. Regular season record: 38-42*

    *Didn't make Week 5 picks