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NFL week 2: Tampa Bay Times' staff predictions

Jameis Winston (3) will take his first snap in game action since this Aug. 26 preseason game against Cleveland this Sunday when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers play host to the Chicago Bears in a 1 p.m. game at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla.  LOREN ELLIOTT   |   Times 


Jameis Winston (3) will take his first snap in game action since this Aug. 26 preseason game against Cleveland this Sunday when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers play host to the Chicago Bears in a 1 p.m. game at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla. LOREN ELLIOTT | Times

Here's the Times' Bucs coverage team's predictions for week 2 of the NFL season:

game timeday Martin Fennelly, @mjfennelly Tom Jones, @tomwjones Greg Auman, @gregauman Ernest Hooper, @hoop4you Thomas Bassinger, @tometrics Rick Stroud, @NFLStroud
Against the spread -- 8-7 7-8 6-9 6-9 6-9 2-13
Straight up -- 11-4 10-5 10-5 8-7 6-9 7-8
Houston at Cincinnati (-5.5) 8:25 PM/Thursday CIN 13-10 CIN 26-13 CIN 31-21 CIN 17-10 CIN 17-13 HOU 21-17 (U)
Minnesota at Pittsburgh (-6.5) 1 PM/Sunday PITT 27-20 PIT 30-20 PIT 24-20 PIT 28-24 PIT 27-17 PITT 27-24
Cleveland at Baltimore (-7.5) 1 PM/Sunday BAL 19-6 BAL 28-20 BAL 31-13 BAL 24-20 BAL 21-7 BAL 30-20
Chicago at Tampa Bay (-7.5) 1 PM/Sunday TB 23-13 TB 24-21 TB 31-20 TB 24-14 TB 27-21 TB 21-17
Buffalo at Carolina (-7.5) 1 PM/Sunday CAR 23-17 CAR 31-21 CAR 21-10 CAR 20-10 BUF 28-23 (U) CAR 28-21
Arizona (-7.5) at Indianapolis 1 PM/Sunday ARI 31-6 ARI 27-13 ARI 28-10 ARI 20-12 IND 23-20 ARI 30-23
Tennessee (-1.5) at Jacksonville 1 PM/Sunday TENN 24-19 TEN 24-17 TEN 17-13 TEN 24-21 JAC 31-17 TEN 24-20
Philadelphia at Kansas City (-4.5) 1 PM/Sunday KC 23-21 KC 30-19 KC 24-21 KC 30-12 PHI 24-17 KC 30-24
New England (-6.5) at New Orleans 1 PM/Sunday NE 42-28 NE 34-21 NE 35-31 NE 28-21 (L) NE 31-28 NE 37-27
N.Y. Jets at Oakland (-14.5) 4:05 PM/Sunday OAK 42-3 (L) OAK 30-10 (L) OAK 28-13 OAK 24-10 OAK 24-13 (L) OAK 30-20
Miami at L.A. Chargers (-4.5) 4:05 PM/Sunday MIA 31-27 MIA 23-20 LAC 24-17 LAC 34-31 LAC 27-22 LAC 24-21
Dallas (-2.5) at Denver 4:25 PM/Sunday DEN 27-24 DEN 14-10 DAL 17-10 DAL 10-3 DEN 20-17 DAL 27-23
Washington at L.A. Rams (-2.5) 4:25 PM/Sunday WASH 24-20 LAR 24-20 LAR 27-24 WAS 28-20 LAR 24-10 LAR 20-17
San Francisco at Seattle (-13.5) 4:25 PM/Sunday SEA 37-6 SEA 33-17 SEA 38-17 (L) SEA 30-18 SEA 27-20 SEA 24-10 (L)
Green Bay at Atlanta (-2.5) 8:30 PM/Sunday GB 35-31 ATL 31-28 GB 31-28 (U) ATL 50-47 ATL 28-24 GB 28-27
Detroit at N.Y. Giants (-4.5) 8:30 PM/Monday DET 20-19 (U) DET 21-17 (U) NYG 24-17 DET 30-17 (U) NYG 19-14 NYG 27-21

(U) — Upset of the week

(L) — Lock of the week

NFL week 2: Tampa Bay Times' staff predictions 09/14/17 [Last modified: Thursday, September 14, 2017 2:46pm]
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