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    ARLINGTON, TX - DECEMBER 29: Nick Foles #9 of the Philadelphia Eagles looks to pass in the first half against the Dallas Cowboys at Cowboys Stadium on December 29, 2013 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

    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. Kansas City at Indianapolis (-2.5), Saturday — Just two week ago, the Chiefs got the first points in a game against the Colts at Arrowhead, and then managed nothing else as Indy reeled off 23 unanswered points in the second and third quarter to roll to a 23-7 win. Now, the Colts get the Chiefs at home. Seems like a pretty easy choice here against a Chiefs team that has really fallen off since taking their first loss of the season in Denver in Week 11.

    2. New Orleans at Philadelphia (-2.5), Saturday — It's well documented, the New Orleans Saints don't play too well on the road, and especially not during the postseason. Just a few years back, the Saints were on a roll, went to face a seemingly inferior Seattle squad at their place and were blown out of the water. The Eagles are inferior by record, but maybe not by much else. The Eagles are red-hot and have one of the hottest quarterbacks in the league leading Chip Kelly's potent offense.

    3. San Diego (+7.5) at Cincinnati — The Bengals might very well win this game, but it seems a bit odd they are getting this many points against a team with an offense like the Chargers and a quarterback playing as well as Philip Rivers has this season. Don't expect a blowout here, and let's be real, anything over a touchdown can be considered somewhat of a blowout in this league.

    4. San Francisco (-2.5) at Green Bay — Road favorite in the playoffs? Yup. Sure, the Packers have Aaron Rodgers back, and he was pretty dang good in his return last week, but the 49ers are a much, much different defense than the one Rodgers faced last week in Chicago. The weather is setting up to be a major factor in this game, which could benefit the Packers, but probably not enough.

    Last week: 2-3. 2013 season: 38-42*

    *Didn't make Week 5 picks