Predictions on this weekend's NFL games (home teams in CAPS):
Atlanta (plus 10 1-2) over SAN FRANCISCO - Falcons win 49ers' respect while losing the game. 49ers 31, Falcons 21.WASHINGTON (minus 13 1-2) over Dallas - Redskins feel they owe the Cowboys for last year's upset at RFK. Redskins 34, Cowboys 14.
HOUSTON (minus 9 1-2) over Indianapolis - Colts present golden opportunity for Oilers to put it together. Oilers 27, Colts 13.
GREEN BAY (minus 2 1-2) over Kansas City - Packers passing game leaves Chiefs gapsing for air. Packers 30, Chiefs 21.
NY GIANTS (minus 7) over Miami - Dolphins newly improved running game like fish out of water against Giants. Giants 24, Dolphins 16.
CHICAGO (minus 2) over Minnesota - No better way for Bears to prove they're back than by thumping Vikings. Bears 20, Vikings 14.
New England (plus 9 1-2) over CINCINNATI - Bengals have a habit of making games tougher than they should be. Bengals 21, Patriots 14.
Philadelphia (plus 6) over LA RAMS - Eagles have been waiting for their chance at revenge, so much they were caught looking ahead last week. Eagles 17, Rams 14.
NEW ORLEANS (minus 9 1-2) over Phoenix - There has to be some team John Fourcade can beat. Saints 23, Cardinals 10.
Pittsburgh (plus 4 1-2) over LA RAIDERS - Steelers defense outscored Raiders defense. Steelers 17, Raiders 14.
San Diego (plus 5) over CLEVELAND - Another long day for Bernie Kosar against Chargers pass rush. Chargers 16, Browns 9.
DENVER (minus 9) over Seattle - Much needed confidence-builder for Broncos. Broncos 27, Seahawks 10.
Detroit (plus 2 1-2) over TAMPA BAY - The Bucs stopped short after surprising victory over Lions in opener. Lions 27, Buccaneers 24.
Buffalo (minus 1 1-2) over NY JETS - Angry Bills drag Jets back to earth. Bills 16, Jets 10.
Best bet - Giants
Last week - 7-7
Season - 15-13
Best bets - 0-2