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Kansas City (plus 3 1/2) at Houston

Romeo Crennel has done a terrific job with the Chiefs’ D, and Houston laid a Texas-sized egg against the Giants. If the Texans truly are a playoff-bound team, they must win this. KC will test them.

TEXANS, 20-18

Baltimore (plus 3) at New England

Randy Moss, who never won a Super Bowl, is out, Deion Branch, who never lost one, is in. Tom Brady faces a staunch, big-play defense; does he have the weapons to handle it against the team that knocked New England from the playoffs in January?

RAVENS, 17-16

Detroit (plus 10 1/2) at N.Y. Giants

Both teams showed off splashy offenses a week ago. The Giants also have a D.

GIANTS, 30-17

New Orleans (minus 6 1/2) at Tampa Bay

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