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NFL Picks

September 23, 2000

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Washington (pick 'em) at New York Giants

The Giants are at the top of their game, the Redskins at the bottom of theirs. New York fits the rule that a team not good enough to start 4-0 usually doesn't. Still ...

GIANTS, 26-20

Jacksonville (plus 31/2) at Indianapolis (Monday night)

The Colts had a bye week to recover from blowing a 17-point lead at home to the Raiders.

Shootout.

JAGUARS, 41-38

St. Louis (minus 61/2) at Atlanta

The Rams have scored 30 in nine straight games, but they still can't stop anyone.

RAMS, 51-40

San Francisco (plus 61/2) at Dallas

Not so many years ago, these two dominated the NFC.

Times change.

COWBOYS, 31-20

Green Bay (plus 1) at Arizona

Not so many years ago, Green Bay dominated the NFC.

Help!

PACKERS 9-6

Tennessee (minus 7) at Pittsburgh

Not so many years ago ... well, you get the picture.

TITANS, 20-3

Kansas City (plus 7) at Denver

The Chiefs had a breather last week in an otherwise brutal opening month.

BRONCOS, 24-20

New England (plus 41/2) at Miami

The Dolphins haven't allowed a touchdown at home so far this season.

DOLPHINS, 19-6

Cincinnati (plus 111/2 ) at Baltimore

In three-plus NFL seasons, Priest Holmes has run for 1,712 yards 459, or nearly 27 percent, against the Bengals.

Jamal Lewis starts instead but no matter.

RAVENS, 24-3

Detroit (plus 11/2) at Chicago

The Bears are definitely better than their record indicates. And they're due.

BEARS, 20-14

Cleveland (plus 101/2) at Oakland

The Browns start playing real NFL teams now.

RAIDERS, 31-10

Seattle (minus 21/2) at San Diego

Back to on-the-job training for the Chargers.

How do you spell R(e) Leaf?

SEAHAWKS, 24-9

Philadelphia (plus 11/2) at New Orleans

Remember that game a long time ago when Duce Staley ran for 201 yards?

And Philadelphia defeated Dallas, 41-14?

SAINTS, 41-14

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