Hero or Zero. Delaware Dan is determined to go out in a blaze of glory or a puddle of gore. Tampa Bay killed us last week and the bankroll dwindled to $456. We'll risk half this week and what's left next week.

Sad to report that Alex, the hamster who picked a four-teamer earlier this season, was put to sleep after suffering a traumatic spinal cord injury. This week's picks are for Alex.

Start with a $150 four-team teaser of Jaguars minus 1 1/2, Patriots minus 3 1/2, Ravens plus 2 1/2 and Chargers minus 1 1/2. Risk $50 on Cowboys minus 1/2, Dolphins plus 2 1/2, Eagles minus 8 1/2, Chiefs plus 1/2, Colts plus 2 1/2.

And then $25 on a super-teaser: Cowboys plus 2 1/2, Dolphins plus 6 1/2, Eagles minus 4 1/2, Jags plus 2 1/2, Pats plus 1 1/2, Ravens plus 6 1/2, Chiefs plus 4 1/2, Colts plus 6 1/2, Chargers plus 2 1/2 and Saints plus 13 1/2.

Last week: Lost $100. Bankroll: $456.