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Baltimore Ravens (13-3 SU, 10-6 ATS): The Ravens abandoned their "good defense, no offense" tag once the head coach Brain Billick began calling games in six games this season. The return of Steve McNair flawed, but reliable QB, writing the popular guard Ben Grubbs and development of the level of Willis McGahee at RB should keep the assault drone. The always intimidating defense lost a bolt in LB Adalius Thomas, but do not expect defensive coordinator Rex Ryan to be less aggressive. It is no exaggeration to see the Ravens to 7-0 before their bye week. Then comes a brutal second half board, including the Chargers, Patriots and Colts, back-to-back-to-back.
By the Numbers (Regular Season 1998-2006)
SU: 81-63
ATS: 79-69-6
HF: 34-15-2
HD: 8-9-3
AF: 10-16
AD: 23-17
Sportsbook Buster: The Ravens are only 2.9 against ATS Dolphins, who play in Miami, December 16
Paris sports angle: Baltimore has been one of the most reliable favorites in the NFL, the last nine seasons, accumulating a record ATS 34-15-2 (.693).

Cincinnati Bengals (8-8 SU, 8-7-1 ATS): There is no doubt that QB Carson Palmer, WR Chad Johnson and RB Rudi Johnson, Bengals have an explosive offense to compete with anyone. But perhaps the head coach Marvin Lewis of Cincinnati finally build a defense worthy of the crime of high power and, equally important, the Bengals can get into trouble with the law? The Bengals had nine players arrested in a period of nine months a year latter, which is clearly impossible to build a winning team. Cincinnati has the talent to be 10-6, but could easily finish 6-10.
By the Numbers (Regular Season 1998-2006)
SU: 54-90
ATS: 60-80-4
HF: 11-18-2
HD: 15-24
AF: 9-3
AD: 24-34-2
Sportsbook Buster: The Bengals are 7-1-1 ATS their last nine games against the Patriots, who face Oct. 1.
Sports Paris angle: Cincinnati has been a bad bet at home, build a record of 26-42-2 (, 382) ATS in Paul Brown Stadium in the last nine seasons.

PITTSBURGH STEELERS (8-8 SU, 8-8 ATS): Mike Tomlin brings a "Tampa 2" defense of Minnesota, Pittsburgh, ending the 15-year reign as coach Bill Cowher Chief of the Steelers. The returning defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau will facilitate the transition of Pittsburgh 3-4 and maintain its alignment, but they need help at linebacker for alleviate weight bearing safety Troy Polamalu. After suffering a motorcycle accident before the start of last season, QB Ben Roethlisberger is healthy and back to form winning the Super Bowl in 2005 is eagerly awaited. Like Cincinnati, Pittsburgh could go anywhere from 10-6 to finish 6-10, depending on how the team performs.
In the Numbers (season 1998-2006)
SU: 85-58-1
ATS: 73-67-4
HF: 29-33-1
HD: 6-3
AF: 17-14-2
AD: 21-17-1
Sportsbook Buster: The Steelers are 11.2 ATS at home Monday night when they play Baltimore, Nov. 5 and Miami on Nov. 26.
Paris sports angle: Pittsburgh including six consecutive games from EA in Cincinnati, where teams are, October 28.

Cleveland Browns (4-12 SU, 7-8-1 ATS) winless in the division to play a year ago, it is difficult to make a case for a change of residence of the basement for the Browns this season. There is uncertainty in which the quarterback Charlie Frye, Derek Anderson and rookie Brady Quinn (if he ever signs) are competing for the starting job, but the ongoing attack, led by the recent arrival Jamal Lewis, subsequent operation Eric Steinbach and No. 1 draft pick, tackle Joe Thomas should be improved against. The Browns are 27th overall last year playing defense and this unit alone is not will probably be enough to keep Cleveland ended in the basement of the AFC North again.
By the Numbers (Regular Season 1999-2006)
SU: 40-88
ATS: 58-68-2
HF 10/11
HD: 18-22-1
AF: 2-0
AD: 28-33-1
Sportsbook Buster: The Browns have lost seven straight ATS at Steelers they play at home September 9 and on the road Nov. 11.
Paris sports angle: From Cleveland 0-6 ATS against a divisional opponent at home match after to play a non-conference rival.

Legend:
SU = Straight Up
ATS = Against the Spread
HF = Home Favorite
HD = Home Underdog
AF = Away Favorite
AD = Away Underdog

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