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A 4-4 week did no favors for the Sure-fire picks as they now stand at 54-62-2. Two weeks remain in the regular season so we’ll see if a late surge is in store.
Dallas (-7) at Arizona, 7:35 p.m. Saturday
Tomorrow’s Christmas extravaganza should be a dandy with everything on the line. By everything I mean a possible top-five pick in the draft. For some reason Jerry Jones wants to keep winning though, so the Cowboys have the edge. Cowboys -7.
Lions at Dolphins (-3.5), 1 p.m. Sunday
It’s been a roller coaster ride for the Dolphins. Some signature victories (road wins over the Packers and Jets) have been marred by brutal defeats (home losses to Cleveland and Buffalo). It’s all about pride for them now and I think they’ll show up. Dolphins -3.5.
Tennessee at Kansas City (-5), 1 p.m. Sunday
A win possibly clinches the AFC West for the Chiefs or at least puts them one step closer. But with Jeff Fisher’s job on the line, the Titans will play hard (except for Randy Moss) and keep this close. Titans +5.
Baltimore (-3.5) at Cleveland, 1 p.m. Sunday
After showing some signs of life, it turns out this year’s Browns are still the same old Browns. And those same old Browns don’t stand a chance against the Ravens. Ravens -3.5.
San Francisco at St. Louis (-2), 1 p.m. Sunday
At 6-8 the Rams control their own destiny in the putrid NFC West. They won’t let the horrific 49ers stand in their way … I don’t think. Incredibly, the 5-9 49ers are still alive as well. Rams -2.
Houston (-3) at Denver, 4:05 p.m.
Tim Tebow should have a nice showing in his second start against the Texans’ secondary, but it won’t be enough. After getting embarrassed by the Titans, the Texans will hang at least 30 on the Broncos – whose defense is equally terrible. Texans -3.
Seattle at Tampa Bay (-6), 4:15 p.m. Sunday
The Bucs fell to a team with a losing record for the first time last week – putting a dent in their playoff chances. They’ll get back on track and make easy work of the Seahawks. Bucs -6.
New Orleans at Atlanta (-2.5), 8:30 p.m. Monday
The Falcons are on a roll and the Saints are still struggling to find consistency. However, under the roof of the Georgia Dome, the Saints will find their rhythm and pull the upset. Saints +2.5.