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    SAN FRANCISCO, CA - NOVEMBER 19: Major Wright #21 of the Chicago Bears tackles Frank Gore #21 of the San Francisco 49ers after Gore gained eight yards for a first down in the third quarter at Candlestick Park on November 19, 2012 in San Francisco, California. The 49ers won the game 32-7. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

    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!

    1. Carolina (-3.5) at Kansas City, Sunday, noon — Look, the Chiefs are dreadful. Carolina is no world-beater, but they looked decent last week as a road underdog in Philly and won in what was Cam Newton's best game of the year. Look for Newton to have another big game and Steve Smith to finally get going.

    2. Cleveland (PK) at Oakland, Sunday, 3:25 p.m. — Ah, the good ol' pick 'em game. Oakland has been terrible and even Carson Palmer hasn't been very good after a nice run of putting up big yards and point totals in losing efforts. Cleveland has fought all year, even in its many losses. Brandon Weeden has been decent and Trent Richardson has been downright good. Give me Richardson and Cleveland's defense to beat the Raiders.

    3. San Francisco (-7.5) at St. Louis, Sunday, noon — True, these two teams played to a tie just a few weeks ago. But that was the Alex Smith-led 49ers, who were great on defense and serviceable on offense. This is the Colin Kaepernick-led Niners, who are still great on defense and now have an explosive offense. That's not good news for the Rams, whose defense has slumped since being really tough in the first few games of the season.

    4. Philadelphia (+10.5) at Dallas, Sunday, 7:20 p.m. — Somehow this game didn't get flexed out of the NBC primetime slot. These are two bad teams going at it in a grudge match. The Cowboys are bad, but the Eagles are arguably the worst team in football, having lost seven straight games. Logic says the Cowboys will roll in this game, and they very well might. But it seems more likely the Cowboys will win a tough one, by less than 11 points.

    5. New York Giants at Washington (+2.5), Monday, 7:30 p.m. — The Giants proved they are back to being a contender by walloping the Green Bay Packers at home last week. This week, they meet up with possibly the hottest team in the NFC East and definitely the hottest quarterback in Robert Griffin III. How's this for a two-game stretch against the Eagles and Cowboys: 33-for-42 for 504 yards, eight TDs and one interception. Oh, and there's the 113 yards rushing, too. Look out, Giants. RG3's coming for you.

    Last week: 1-4. 2012 season: 34-26.