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    150.5:
    Speaking of Romo, he was the sixth-straight QB (all since Todd Bowles took over as defensive coordinator) to post a passer rating above 122. Romo's 150.5 came on 22-of-27 passing for 303 yards and three scores.

    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. Arizona at San Francisco (-16.5), Sunday, 3:25 p.m. — The 49ers have had a rough week after getting their doors blown off by division rival Seattle last week in that hornet's nest that is Qwest Field. This week, the 49ers head back home to host the dog of their division, the Arizona Cardinals, who still don't have a quarterback. This game is going to get out of hand as the 49ers will look to get on track before heading into the postseason and need a win to clinch the division.

    2. Carolina (+5.5) at New Orleans, Sunday, noon — Neither of these teams are playing for anything other than pride, and the Panthers have been playing really well lately, specifically Cam Newton. The second-year QB has rebounded from his early-season woes and reminded folks as to why he won the Heisman and was the No. 1 pick in the draft.

    3. Houston at Indianapolis (+6.5), Sunday, noon — I've been riding Houston all season long, and for the most part, they've paid off. But this week just doesn't look good. Though the Texans have more to play for (a first-round bye), the Colts are that young, pesky team that is going to battle even if a win means nothing for them. The Texans' defense has struggled recently and Arian Foster's health is in question.

    4. St. Louis at Seattle (-11.5), Sunday, 3:25 p.m. — Those Seahawks ... They were a touchdown and a two-point conversion shy of putting up 50 points in three straight games last week, and they put up that 42 points against arguably the best defense in the NFL. This team is nearly unstoppable at home, and now the Rams will be the next to attempt the task. Not so much.

    5. Dallas (+3.5) at Washington, Sunday, 7:20 p.m. — RG3 isn't 100 percent, and Tony Romo is playing his best ball of the season. The Redskins' pass defense is incredibly questionable. This game should be quite the shootout, but give me the Cowboys to finally buck the trend of losing those do-or-die games.

    Last week: 1-4. 2012 season: 42-33