ON LAST LEG

Aug 8, 2006 7:25 AM

Footballs will be flying this week with a full slate of NFL preseason so let’s get some winners.

Thursday, Aug. 10

Browns +1 at Eagles (34): Last season, "Dawgs" went 3-1 SU and 4-0 ATS as an underdog. The Eagles are playing on only four days rest. BROWNS.

Colts +2½ at Rams (41): The Colts with all their firepower were 0-5 both SU and ATS. Look for the big turnaround. COLTS.

Friday, Aug. 11

Jets +4 at Bucs (34½): Tampa Bay has had a very good pre season record under HC Jon Gruden, going 5-2 as the favorite with a good backup QB. BUCS.

Broncos +1½ at Lions (39): Defense name of the game in Detroit. Past six years, Broncos HC Mike Shanahan 19-6 SU, 10-2 ATS on the road. BRONCOS, UNDER.

Giants +3 at Ravens (35½): Ravens have lots of question marks. Double up on New York if able to get up to 3. G-Men 3-0 as dog last year. GIANTS.

Pats +3½ at Falcons (38): Vick won’t see much action, but backup Matt Schaub is very capable. Falcons were 4-1 SU and ATS last year. FALCONS

Bears NL at 49ers (NT): 49ers second year HC Nolan went 2-2 SU and 4-0 ATS as a dog last season. The ”˜under’ is 7-2 in last nine Chicago preseason games. UNDER.

Saturday, Aug. 12

Steelers +3½ at Cards: Arizona HC Dennis Green will have his forces sky high to knock off the champs in front of 63,000 howling fans at Cardinals Stadium. CARDS.

Bills +5 at Panthers (36): Buffalo needs more than new HC Dick Jauron. Lay the wood and go to the bank. PANTHERS

Jaguars +3 vs Dolphins (35): Saban was 1-4 SU and 0-3-2 ATS in his first year with the Fish. Jags are a nice 5-2 dog in preseason under Del Rio. JAGUARS

Chiefs PK at Texans (38½): Both teams with new Head Coaches. KC has the better personal. KC

Saints +1½ at Titans (37): Saints went marching out last year and so did their HC. New Orleans may go all out so I’ll take a shot with the points. SAINTS.

Packers +4½ at Chargers: Vince is probably rolling over in his grave. His beloved Pack heading downhill. Schottenheimer usually holds players back. PACK.

Cowboys +2½ vs Seahawks: Must take the points with Dallas, 3-1 as a pre-dog under Parcells. Seahawks 0-4 ATS at home last two years. COWBOYS.

Sunday, Aug. 13

Redskins +1½ vs Bengals (36): A puzzler. May wait and bet the game below the total. Both can play some D. UNDER.

Monday, Aug 14

Raiders NL vs Vikings (NT): Love the Vikes at home. New HC Brad Childress. New uniforms — back to purple pants. Look for a huge effort. Best bet: VIKES.