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Chicago (plus 3 1/2) at N.Y. Giants

A wise scribe once said teams that aren’t good enough to be 4-0 won’t be. That describes the Bears. Besides, the Giants are angry after last week’s debacle.

GIANTS, 21-17

New England (pick-em) at Miami, Monday night

Another prime-timer for the Dolphins, who might prefer some afternoon games in the heat at home instead. Can they take advantage of New England’s shaky D?

PATRIOTS, 27-23

Houston (minus 4) at Oakland

The Raiders should have won at Arizona last week, and the Texans showed leaks on defense against Dallas. Still, Houston is a better team.

TEXANS, 24-21

Denver (plus 6 1/2) at Tennessee

The Titans benefited from the Giants’ lack of discipline and inability to protect the ball. Denver isn’t usually so charitable, but the Broncos also aren’t too dangerous on the road.

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