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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.

    Green Bay (-2.5) at Cincinnati — Road favorites are never a real popular pick around here, but if there was ever a time to take one this might be it. The Bengals are a chic pick to make a lot of noise this year, and they very well might, but they've been rather unimpressive so far this year. Green Bay rolled to an easy win over Washington last week and should be able to handle the Bengals by at least a field goal.

    Atlanta (+1.5) at Miami — The Dolphins are definitely a pleasant surprise this season behind a suddenly pretty good Ryan Tannehill and his new favorite target, Mike Wallace. And that Dolphins defense is always pretty solid. The Falcons will be by far the best team they've faced though, and that Miami homefield advantage isn't a world-beater by any means. Look for Matt Ryan to have a pretty fun day of tossing the ball to Julio Jones over and over again.

    Indianapolis at San Francisco (-10.5) — This game has lots of intrigue. You have former Stanford head coach Jim Harbaugh going against former Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck. You have the Colts marching into the Bay Area fresh off their acquisition of last year's No. 3 pick in the draft and new running back Trent Richardson. And most of all, you have the Niners coming off an embarrassing loss in Seattle that will surely have them ready to beat someone, and beat them good.

    Buffalo (+2.5) at New York Jets — The Bills have shown some life, and they have some players in C.J. Spiller and rookie quarterback E.J. Manuel, who almost beat Tom Brady and the Patriots in his NFL debut. The Jets just aren't very impressive. The Bills aren't either, but they're less unimpressive than the Jets.

    St. Louis (+3.5) at Dallas — The Cowboys might very well win this game, and if they want to be a contender, it's a game they have to win. But don't expect a blowout and don't be shocked if the Rams pull this one off. It could end up being a battle of field goals between Dan Bailey and Greg Zuerlein.

    Last week: 3-2. 2013 season: 6-4.