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News staff selections: Week Four

Each week in Football Friday, The News' football writers pick games  against the spread in Thursday's Buffalo News, including one "Best bet"  (*). View selections, by game, below and see each writer's record on the season at the bottom.

Baltimore at Bills (+3 1/2)
Gaughan: BLT
Skurski: BLT
Graham: BLT
Sullivan: BLT
DiCesare: BLT
Northrop: BLT*

Pittsburgh vs. Minnesota (+ 1 1/2) in London
Gaughan: MIN
Skurski: PIT
Graham: MIN
Sullivan: MIN
DiCesare: PIT
Northrop: PIT

Cincinnati at Cleveland (+4 1/2)
Gaughan: CIN
Skurski: CIN*
Graham: CIN
Sullivan: CIN
DiCesare: CLE
Northrop: CLE

Indianapolis at Jacksonville (+8)
Gaughan: IND*
Skurski: IND
Graham: IND
Sullivan: JAX
DiCesare: IND
Northrop: IND

Seattle at Houston (+3)
Gaughan: HOU
Skurski: SEA
Graham: SEA*
Sullivan: SEA
DiCesare: SEA
Northrop: SEA

Arizona (+2 1/2) at Tampa Bay
Gaughan: ARI
Skurski: TB
Graham: ARI
Sullivan: TB
DiCesare: ARI
Northrop: ARI

Chicago (+3) at Detroit
Gaughan: CHI
Skurski: CHI
Graham: CHI
Sullivan: DET
DiCesare: DET
Northrop: DET

N.Y. Giants (+4 1/2) at Kansas City
Gaughan: KC
Skurski: KC
Graham: KC
Sullivan: KC
DiCesare: NYG
Northrop: KC

N.Y. Jets (+3 1/2) at Tennessee
Gaughan: NYJ
Skurski: TEN
Graham: NYJ
Sullivan: TEN*
DiCesare: NYJ
Northrop: NYJ

Dallas at San Diego (+2)
Gaughan: SD
Skurski: SD
Graham: DAL
Sullivan: DAL
DiCesare: SD
Northrop: DAL

Washington at Oakland (+3)
Gaughan: WAS
Skurski: WAS
Graham: OAK
Sullivan: WAS
DiCesare: OAK
Northrop: WAS

Philadelphia (+10 1/2) at Denver
Gaughan: DEN
Skurski: PHI
Graham: PHI
Sullivan: PHI
DiCesare: PHI
Northrop: DEN

New England (+2) at Atlanta
Gaughan: ATL
Skurski: ATL
Graham: ATL
Sullivan: ATL
DiCesare: ATL*
Northrop: ATL

Miami (+6 1/2) at New Orleans
Gaughan: MIA
Skurski: NO
Graham: NO
Sullivan: NO
DiCesare: NO
Northrop: NO

Last week, overall, best bets
Gaughan: 4-10-1, 19-23-3, 0-3
Skurski: 4-10-1, 16-26-3, 1-1-1
Graham: 6-8-1, 19-23-3, 1-2
Sullivan: 6-8-1, 19-23-3, 2-1
DiCesare: 6-8-1, 17-25-3, 1-2
Northrop: 3-11-1, 15-27-3, 0-3

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Tim Graham

Tim Graham

Tim Graham returned to The Buffalo News in 2011 after covering the NFL for three years at ESPN and for one year at the Palm Beach Post. Before that, the Cleveland native spent seven seasons on the Buffalo Sabres beat for The News and was president of the Boxing Writers Association of America.

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Mark Gaughan

Mark Gaughan

Buffalo native Mark Gaughan started working at The News in 1980 and has been covering the Bills exclusively since 1992. He is a former president of the Pro Football Writers of America, and he is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame selection committee.

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Jay Skurski

Jay Skurski

Jay Skurski joined The News in January 2009. The Lewiston native attended St. Francis High School before graduating from the University of South Florida. He writes a weekly Fantasy column in addition to his beat writing duties.

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