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Place Your Bets: Week 5



    Place Your Bets: Week 5
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    FOXBORO, MA - SEPTEMBER 27: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots makes a pass during the second quarter against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Gillette Stadium on September 27, 2015 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

    If you live in Nevada, Oregon, Montana or Delaware, you're in luck. Otherwise, go to Canada or Europe and get your bet on for the NFL weekend! All games are Sunday unless otherwise noted.

    1. Chicago at Kansas City (-9.0) — This is a big line against a team that won a game last week after the return of Jay Cutler. But the Bears will be without Alshon Jeffrey, and the Chiefs are pretty tough to beat at home.

    2. Jacksonville (+2.5) at Tampa Bay — The Jaguars are slowly improving under second-year quarterback Blake Bortles, and now they have a workhorse running back in rookie T.J. Yeldon. The Bucs have some offensive weapons, but also a turnover prone rookie quarterback in Jameis Winston. Look for the Jags' defense to continue that trend.

    3. Seattle at Cincinnati (-3.0) — The Seahawks appear to be an average football team, which is crazy to say considering how dominant they've been over the past few years. The Bengals are getting some great play from their oft-criticized quarterback Andy Dalton, and they're playing at home.

    4. Denver (-4.5) at Oakland — Derek Carr and Amari Cooper have given the Raiders fans something to be excited about, but things are going to get tough on them this week. That's because the Broncos' defense is coming to town with a monstrous pass rush and an affinity for forcing turnovers. That, and Peyton Manning seems to have found his comfort zone in the new Gary Kubiak offense.

    5. New England (-8.5) at Dallas — The Cowboys don't lose in blowout fashion very often, at all. But that's going to happen on Sunday. Tom Brady is on his NFL revenge tour and is bound and determined to finish the year 19-0. The Cowboys stand in his way next, and their defense is struggling at the moment. They do get Greg Hardy this week, but only time will tell how much of an impact he can make in his first game in more than a year.

    Last week: 2-3. 2015 season: 11-9.