Tuesday, November 21, 2017
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NFL Week 6: Tampa Bay Times staff predictions

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

gametimedayMartin Fennelly, @mjfennellyErnest Hooper, @hoop4youTom Jones, @tomwjonesRick Stroud, @NFLStroudThomas Bassinger, @tometricsGreg Auman, @gregauman
Against the spread (last week)-------8-69-510-48-64-108-6
Against the spread (overall)-------45-3242-3540-3740-3736-4132-45
Straight up (last week)-------7-78-69-59-55-98-6
Straight up (overall)-------50-2748-2949-2834-2931-4647-30
Upsets of the week-------3-24-13-23-21-41-4
Locks of the week-------4-14-13-23-24-13-2
Philadelphia at Carolina (-3.5)8:25 PM/ThursdayCAR 21-20CAR 21-17PHIL 30-20 (U)PHI 26-21 (U)CAR 24-17PHI 24-21 (U)
New England (-9.5) at N.Y. Jets1 PM/SundayNE 31-17NE 24-14NE 31-17NE 31-20NE 21-17NE 31-14
Miami at Atlanta (-11.5)1 PM/SundayATL 31-20ATL 28-17ATL 27-10ATL 28-13 (L)ATL 30-22ATL 34-20
San Francisco at Washington (-9.5) 1 PM/SundayWASH 34-17WASH 20-7WASH 21-9WASH 31-24WAS 24-16 (L)WAS 24-10
Chicago at Baltimore (-7.5)1 PM/SundayBAL 20-16BALT 14-0BALT 27-13BALT 21-17BAL 33-26BAL 31-20
Cleveland at Houston (-9.5)1 PM/SundayHOU 28-20HOU 35-28HOU 33-17HOU 24-20HOU 28-20HOU 37-27
Green Bay (-3.5) at Minnesota1 PM/SundayGB 24-19GB 23-17GB 23-14GB 31-24MIN 25-13GB 34-31
Detroit at New Orleans (-4.5)1 PM/SundayNO 31-28NO 44-39DET 31-21DET 30-27NO 24-21NO 41-38
Tampa Bay (-2.5) at Arizona4:05 PM/SundayTB 31-20TB 30-7 (L)ARIZ 19-17TB 24-20TB 23-20TB 31-24
L.A. Rams at Jacksonville (-2.5)4:05 PM/SundayJAC 23-19JAC 8-5LAR 30-20JAC 21-17JAC 27-23JAC 21-17
Pittsburgh at Kansas City (-4.5)4:25 PM/SundayKC 27-19KC 21-20KC 24-20KC 31-28PIT 35-28 (U)KC 28-20
L.A. Chargers at Oakland (-1.5)4:25 PM/SundayOAK 30-23LAC 27-17LAC 23-20LAC 21-17OAK 23-20OAK 21-14
N.Y. Giants at Denver (-12.5)8:30 PM/SundayDEN 31-13 (L)DEN 24-10DEN 27-8 (L)DEN 31-17DEN 24-22DEN 35-17 (L)
Indianapolis at Tennessee (N/A)8:30 PM/MondayTEN 34-17TEN 28-21TEN 23-16TEN 24-20TEN 29-26TEN 24-21

(U) — Upset of the week

(L) —Lock of the week

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