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By Marc Lawrence — For as dominant as the Seahawks (5-0) offense has been this season, Seattle is not exactly running away with games. The team’s average margin of victory is 6.8 points and all of their opponents have scored at least 23 points. Currently the 3-3 Miami Dolphins (+47) have a better point differential than the 5-0 Seahawks (+34). The same is true for eight other teams, multiple of which have two losses … Meanwhile, the Steelers (5-0) and their throwback uniforms, their throwback quarterback, their throwback defense and their throwback roster construction will take their tried-and-true approach to Tennessee to face the Titans (5-0), a team powered by an in-your-face running game centered on a single bell cow back … For previews and predictions on other games on today’s NFL card click here.

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Dallas: 1-6 $ after Mondays … NY Jets: 0-6 $ home vs division … Green Bay: 10-1 $ after Bucs … Jacksonville: 0-8 $ vs Chargers … San Francisco: 0-5 $ away before div away … Denver: 5-2 $ first BB home … Las Vegas: 4-1 $ after road dog win.

Grinding Out The Profits

From this week’s PLAYBOOK FOOTBALL NEWSLETTER: Defending Super Bowl champions are just 19-34-3 ATS since 1980 against when their opponent is coming off consecutive wins. Better yet, inside that number defending champs off consecutive wins, the last on Monday night, facing division foes also off consecutive wins are 0-5 ATS since 1980. With the Broncos 5-1 SUATS as home dogs when coming off a SU underdog win, expect the Broncos to kick their heels today.

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