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Separating the teasers from the pleasers

Bill Simmons proves how top heavy the NFL is with the uber edition of his weekly Power Poll. Story

Updated: October 5, 2007, 2:30 PM ET
By Bill Simmons | Page 2

This Sunday, the Titans are laying eight points to the visiting Falcons. If gambling were legal, you could tease that line down to two in a two-team teaser. But would you trust Tennessee to take care of business against a mediocre team at home? Do you hesitate even for a split-second? If you do, then deep down, you don't think the Titans are a good team. They fail the Teaser Test for you.

Back in the old days, the two-team teaser was the easiest way to make money. In 2007? Only seven teams ...

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