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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. Atlanta at Philadelphia (-2.5), Sunday, noon — The league's undefeated beast, the Atlanta Falcons, will finally meet their match, and it'll come against the hot-and-cold Eagles. The Eagles have made wholesale changes during their bye week, while Atlanta has been sitting pretty feeling pretty good about themselves. Take the home favorite here.

    2. Jacksonville at Green Bay (-14.5), Sunday, noon — Wow. This is a big line — one I typically try to stay away from, especially when it comes to betting the favorite. But the Packers have been rolling as of late, and they covered last week when I didn't think they would against a solid Rams defense. So imagine what they'll do at home to a poor, poor Jacksonville team that is missing Maurice Jones-Drew and has its quarterback, Blaine Gabbert, playing with a torn shoulder labrum.

    3. New England vs. St. Louis (+7.5), Sunday, noon, at London — Making a trip across the pond in the past has typically meant a somewhat sloppy, low-scoring game. That plays right into the Rams hands with their aforementioned solid defensive unit under new head coach Jeff Fisher. Not to mention the fact that the Patriots have been somewhat disappointing this year. This one seems like a no-brainer.

    4. Oakland (+2.5) at Kansas City, Sunday, 3:25 p.m. — Neither of these teams is particularly impressive, but Carson Palmer is much more impressive than Brady Quinn, who has taken over as the starting quarterback for the Chiefs. Sure, the Chiefs have Jamaal Charles, but the Raiders will be too much in Arrowhead.

    5. New York Giants (-2.5) at Dallas, Sunday, 3:25 p.m. — The Cowboys have had a hard time beating the Giants in Cowboys Stadium, and Eli Manning is always very good on said field. The Giants would like revenge against the Cowboys for making them the first Super Bowl champ to lose their season opener at home the following year. The Giants will also be motivated by the fact they're just 1-2 in NFC East play. The Cowboys will make this a game and it'll come down to the end, but give me the Giants by a field goal or a touchdown.

    Last week: 3-2. 2012 season: 21-14.