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Atlanta (minus 3) at Chicago

Simple logic here: both teams won divisions last year, Falcons have improved, Bears have not.

FALCONS, 23-17

Philadelphia (minus 5) at St. Louis

Rams are team to watch in NFC West. Eagles are team to watch in entire NFC. Still, this will be close.

EAGLES, 26-24

Cincinnati (plus 6 1/2) at Cleveland

Even if Carson Palmer was quarterbacking Bengals, Cleveland would be the clear choice in this middling Ohio skirmish.

BROWNS, 16-7

Dallas (plus 4 1/2) at N.Y. Jets

Cowboys began to right their ship somewhat with win over Giants in Meadowlands last midseason. Their revamped OL must deal with perplexing Rex Ryan blitzes.

JETS, 22-20

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