EAGLES (-3) over Giants

Shockingly, after all the injuries, and all the emotional baggage surrounding the Birds, they still are just one tiny game out of the last wild-card spot. And, now, they seek revenge for one of the most embarrassing losses in franchise history. It wasn't so much the score (16-3) as it was the domination by the Giants' defense. The New Yorkers tied the NFL record with 12 sacks, with Osi Umenyiora getting a half-dozen. Umenyiora was up against Winston Justice instead of William Thomas, a painfully obvious mismatch. The other problem, and it was huge, was the absence of Brian Westbrook. When you subtract the league leader in yards from scrimmage, that's a hole you just can't fill. Donovan McNabb appears ready, and eager to make a statement. Philly, 24-13.

Steelers (+10) over PATRIOTS

After looking at New England carefully since the start of November, we're thinking Super Bowl favorite, but not as scary as the first 8 weeks. Starting with the game at Indianapolis (a 24-20 win), the Patriots have covered only once (against Buffalo) and squeezed out two consecutive three-point wins. No offense to the Eagles and the Ravens, but they ain't the Steelers. Pittsburgh has lost three games this season (by seven to Arizona, three to Denver and three to the New York Jets), so even when the Steelers lose, they keep it tight. Now they are getting a big, fat 10 points. They bring the No. 1 defense in the league to Foxborough, allowing the fewest points, the fewest total yards and total passing yards. Tom Brady will get his points, but so should Ben Roethlisberger and his crew. Pitt has covered eight of the last 11 as an underdog of seven points or more.

SEAHAWKS (-7) over Cardinals

Playing .500 ball for the first half of the season (4-4) left Seattle coach Mike Holmgren a little cranky. He turned up the heat on his squad, and it has responded with four straight wins and covers. This is the final game within the division for the Seahawks, and with a win, they would clinch the NFC West. And winning is something they do very well at home (34-8 record over the last 5 years).

BRONCOS (-6) over Chiefs

If Denver plans on returning to the playoffs, a win here is crucial, and this is the perfect spot. Since opening Invesco Field in 2001, the Broncos are 6-0 there against Kansas City and have won 20 of the last 24 in the Mile High city. Throw in a non-existent offense on the Chiefs side of the field, along with no Larry Johnson, and the Broncos will ride into the winner's circle just as they did at Kaycee (27-11) in November.

RAVENS (+9) over Colts

Leading, 24-20, late in the fourth quarter wasn't enough against the Patriots, but Baltimore sure proved that a 4-8 team with nothing to play for can come up and bite you in the throat. The Ravens thought they got the short end of the stick from the refs and were steamed. That should translate to another strong effort in front of a national TV audience and, if not a win, certainly a cover.

LIONS (+11) over Cowboys

There were two times this season that Detroit lost by 30 or more points, and in each case, the Lions bounced back with a win and a cover in the next game. Grab the double digits and run to the bank.

Browns (-3) over JETS

Cleveland lost its way against Arizona Sunday, ending a very profitable 6-0 spread run, but we expect the Browns to get right back on the money train and roll to an easy victory.

I also like:

JAGUARS (-10) over Panthers

Dolphins (+7) over BILLS

PACKERS (-10) over Raiders

Chargers (Pick) over TITANS

BENGALS (-6) over Rams

TEXANS (+3) over Bucs

49ERS (+9) over Vikings

FALCONS (+4) over Saints