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NFL Week 6: Tampa Bay Times staff predictions

Quarterback Jameis Winston (3) returns Sunday to Arizona, where the Bucs suffered their worst defeat of the 2016 season -- a 40-7 loss to the Arizona Cardinals on Sept. 18. The Bucs are 2-point favorites in the 4:05 p.m. game at  the University of Phoenix Stadium.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Quarterback Jameis Winston (3) returns Sunday to Arizona, where the Bucs suffered their worst defeat of the 2016 season -- a 40-7 loss to the Arizona Cardinals on Sept. 18. The Bucs are 2-point favorites in the 4:05 p.m. game at the University of Phoenix Stadium. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Here are the Times staff picks for week 6 of the NFL season:

game timeday Martin Fennelly, @mjfennelly Ernest Hooper, @hoop4you Tom Jones, @tomwjones Rick Stroud, @NFLStroud Thomas Bassinger, @tometrics Greg Auman, @gregauman
Against the spread (last week) ------- 8-6 9-5 10-4 8-6 4-10 8-6
Against the spread (overall) ------- 45-32 42-35 40-37 40-37 36-41 32-45
Straight up (last week) ------- 7-7 8-6 9-5 9-5 5-9 8-6
Straight up (overall) ------- 50-27 48-29 49-28 34-29 31-46 47-30
Upsets of the week ------- 3-2 4-1 3-2 3-2 1-4 1-4
Locks of the week ------- 4-1 4-1 3-2 3-2 4-1 3-2
Philadelphia at Carolina (-3.5) 8:25 PM/Thursday CAR 21-20 CAR 21-17 PHIL 30-20 (U) PHI 26-21 (U) CAR 24-17 PHI 24-21 (U)
New England (-9.5) at N.Y. Jets 1 PM/Sunday NE 31-17 NE 24-14 NE 31-17 NE 31-20 NE 21-17 NE 31-14
Miami at Atlanta (-11.5) 1 PM/Sunday ATL 31-20 ATL 28-17 ATL 27-10 ATL 28-13 (L) ATL 30-22 ATL 34-20
San Francisco at Washington (-9.5) 1 PM/Sunday WASH 34-17 WASH 20-7 WASH 21-9 WASH 31-24 WAS 24-16 (L) WAS 24-10
Chicago at Baltimore (-7.5) 1 PM/Sunday BAL 20-16 BALT 14-0 BALT 27-13 BALT 21-17 BAL 33-26 BAL 31-20
Cleveland at Houston (-9.5) 1 PM/Sunday HOU 28-20 HOU 35-28 HOU 33-17 HOU 24-20 HOU 28-20 HOU 37-27
Green Bay (-3.5) at Minnesota 1 PM/Sunday GB 24-19 GB 23-17 GB 23-14 GB 31-24 MIN 25-13 GB 34-31
Detroit at New Orleans (-4.5) 1 PM/Sunday NO 31-28 NO 44-39 DET 31-21 DET 30-27 NO 24-21 NO 41-38
Tampa Bay (-2.5) at Arizona 4:05 PM/Sunday TB 31-20 TB 30-7 (L) ARIZ 19-17 TB 24-20 TB 23-20 TB 31-24
L.A. Rams at Jacksonville (-2.5) 4:05 PM/Sunday JAC 23-19 JAC 8-5 LAR 30-20 JAC 21-17 JAC 27-23 JAC 21-17
Pittsburgh at Kansas City (-4.5) 4:25 PM/Sunday KC 27-19 KC 21-20 KC 24-20 KC 31-28 PIT 35-28 (U) KC 28-20
L.A. Chargers at Oakland (-1.5) 4:25 PM/Sunday OAK 30-23 LAC 27-17 LAC 23-20 LAC 21-17 OAK 23-20 OAK 21-14
N.Y. Giants at Denver (-12.5) 8:30 PM/Sunday DEN 31-13 (L) DEN 24-10 DEN 27-8 (L) DEN 31-17 DEN 24-22 DEN 35-17 (L)
Indianapolis at Tennessee (N/A) 8:30 PM/Monday TEN 34-17 TEN 28-21 TEN 23-16 TEN 24-20 TEN 29-26 TEN 24-21

(U) — Upset of the week

(L) —Lock of the week

NFL Week 6: Tampa Bay Times staff predictions 10/12/17 [Last modified: Wednesday, October 11, 2017 3:36pm]
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