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CHICAGO 8 New York Giants
The Giants are a bad team and will continue to lose to Chicago.
KANSAS CITY 9 Oakland
The Raiders could be competitive this year, but not against the Chiefs.
Philadelphia 1 TAMPA BAY
The Josh Freeman error is over in Tampa Bay and so are the Bucs against Philadelphia.
Green Bay 3 BALTIMORE
The Ravens are too inconsistent this year and will fall to Green Bay.
Detroit 2 1/2 CLEVELAND
With the loss of Brian Hoyer as starting quarterback, the Browns hot streak will fade against Detroit.
MINNESOTA 2 1/2 Carolina
Don't expect many highlights in this game.
HOUSTON 7 1/2 St. Louis
This could be the last year in Houston for Matt Schaub and Gary Kubiak, but they will pull out a win against the weaker Rams.
NEW YORK JETS 2 1/2 Pittsburgh
Perhaps the Jets are better than expected and the Steelers are much worse.
Cincinnati 7 1/2 BUFFALO
The point spread seems very high here. Expect Buffalo to not only cover, but they will squeak by the Bengals .
SEATTLE 13 1/2 Tennessee
The Seahawks finally lost last week. There will not be any losing streak.
SAN FRANCISCO 11 Arizona
The 49ers could be getting hot.
DALLAS 5 1/2 Washington
The Cowboys are clearly the best team in a bad NFC East.
Indianapolis 1 1/2 SAN DIEGO
The specter of Norv Turner is still haunting the Chargers.
Game of the Week
NEW ENGLAND 2 1/2 New Orleans
This is a big test for the Patriots, but with or without Gronk, they could be starting to crumble. They lose two-in-a-row against New Orleans.
Stinker of the Week
DENVER 27 1/2 Jacksonville
This is the highest NFL point spread in league history.
Record For Week Five: 6-8 (7-7 against the spread)
Record Through Week Five: 35-38-4 (50-27 without the spread)
Game of Week Record: 3-2
Stinker of Week Record: 2-3
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