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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!

    1. Indianapolis (+3.5) at New York Jets, Sunday, noon -- As he proved in last week's win over the struggling, yet still good Green Bay Packers, Colts rookie QB Andrew Luck can play some football. He's been wonderful this season with the exception of a few expected rookie mistakes. The Jets, on the other hand? Not so wonderful. Although they played a tight game with Houston last week, the Jets are in disarray in all facets of the game.

    2. Oakland at Atlanta (-8.5), Sunday, noon -- If we've learned one thing this year in NFL lines, it's that you should not take any favorite that is at all considerable. This is an exception, as 8.5 points is quite a bit, but the Falcons are one of the league's best teams through the first five weeks, and the Raiders clearly aren't. Matt Ryan is the NFL's best quarterback right now. Yep, you read that right. Expect a blowout in the Georgia Dome.

    3. Detroit (+4.5) at Philadelphia, Sunday, noon -- The Lions have been far from world-beaters this year. In fact, they've been pretty disappointing after a breakout season last year. The Eagles are atop the NFC East but have really only played one solid game, and they love winning by one or two points. That alone is a reason to take the Lions with the points here, that and you have to think Matthew Stafford and Calvin Johnson are going to come back to life at some point.

    4. Minnesota (+1.5) at Washington, Sunday, 3 p.m. -- The Vikings have been a solid team this year with second-year QB Christian Ponder coming into his own more each week and Adrian Peterson back sooner than expected from a knee injury. They also have an underrated defense that doesn't like to give up yards on the ground. That's where Washington comes in. With Robert Griffin III expected to play after a "mild" concussion last week, you'd have to think the Redskins will try to lean more on Alfred Morris than they already do. It could be tough sledding for the rookie tandem this week.

    5. Dallas (+3.5) at Baltimore, Sunday, noon -- Everything about this game tells you to go Baltimore's way. The Ravens are 4-1, while the Cowboys are about the most underwhelming 2-2 team you'll find. Sure, they looked good in a season-opening win over the Giants, but since then they had an ugly, ugly win over Tampa Bay and two blowout losses. Now, coming off a bye, the Cowboys will look to correct what's illed them so far, and they should lean on DeMarco Murray in this game as the Ravens have not been the Ravens of old. In fact, they have the most explosive offense in the NFL this season and a defense that gets gashed in the running game.

    Last week: 2-32012 season: 16-9.