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UPSET SPECIAL: COWBOYS, 26-24

N.Y. Jets (plus 3) at New England, Monday night

The always-entertaining Rex Ryan and his band of personalities against the always-staid Bill Belichick and his band of automatons. Except that Tom Brady has shown the kind of fire this year that Ryan would welcome.

PATRIOTS, 27-17

Pittsburgh (plus 2 1/2) at Baltimore

Another game with two strong AFC teams, albeit not nearly as solid as projected when the season began. The winner has a leg up on a division title and a postseason bye.

RAVENS, 16-13

Atlanta (minus 2 1/2) at Tampa Bay

Man, are the Falcons good at home. True Super Bowl-caliber teams also are dangerous on the road. Here’s a chance to prove that.

FALCONS, 21-13

Oakland (plus 12 1/2) at San Diego

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