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    A Kansas City defender makes a feeble attempt to tackle Cowboys receiver Miles Austin during a game on Oct. 11. This shouldn't be surprising, since nobody practices tackling in the NFL.

    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. Tennessee at Seattle (-13.5) — The Seahawks are near unbeatable at home, and they don't just beat folks, they beat them badly. The Titans are without their starting quarterback and have to count on Ryan Fitzpatrick. Fitzpatrick has a history of making some big plays but also turning the ball over a lot, and against this Seahawks defense, in front of that insane home crowd, that's sure to happen a lot.

    2. Cincinnati (-7.5) at Buffalo — The Bengals are playing some good football and they have an opportunistic defense. The Bills have a revolving door at quarterback. Even though this game is in Buffalo, this is still an awful combination if you're thinking of taking the Bills. So just don't do it.

    3. New Orleans (+2.5) at New England — The Saints are one of those teams — like Seattle — that is completely different at home versus being on the road. But the Patriots have yet to overwhelm anyone and look totally beatable once they play a good team. Well, the Saints are that one team. Look for Drew Brees to outduel Tom Brady and leave Foxboro with a win.

    4. Indianapolis at San Diego (+1.5), Monday night — The Chargers have surprised some people this year by actually fielding a pretty competitive team. At home, they've given people fits, including your own Dallas Cowboys. Philip Rivers is on pace to have a career season, and the Colts must find a way to get their ground game going behind newly acquired Trent Richardson.

    5. Washington at Dallas (-5.5) — Tony Romo put together a career game last week against Denver, and the Redskins' secondary is inferior to an average Denver one. Terrance Williams had a huge game after stepping into the No. 2 wide receiver role, and this week it appears the Cowboys will get Miles Austin back from a hamstring injury. It could be that Williams is now the No. 2 receiver, but Austin as a No. 3/slot guy could be really dangerous. Unless Robert Griffin III is magically healed and back to his old self, the Cowboys seem like a pretty good pick here.

    Last week: 3-2. 2013 season*: 9-11.

    *Didn't make Week 5 picks.