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News staff selections: Week Seven

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. 

Buffalo (+8½) at Miami
Gaughan Bills
Skurski Bills
Graham Bills
Sullivan Miami
DiCesare Bills
Northrop Bills

New England at N.Y. Jets (+4)
Gaughan Jets
Skurski New England
Graham Jets
Sullivan Jets
DiCesare Jets
Northrop Jets

San Diego at Jacksonville (7½)
Gaughan San Diego
Skurski Jacksonville
Graham San Diego
Sullivan Jacksonville
DiCesare San Diego
Northrop Jacksonville

Houston (+6½) at Kansas City
Gaughan Kansas City
Skurski Kansas City*
Graham Kansas City*
Sullivan Houston
DiCesare Kansas City
Northrop Houston

Cincinnati (+2½) at Detroit
Gaughan Cincinnati
Skurski Detroit
Graham Detroit
Sullivan Cincinnati*
DiCesare Detroit
Northrop Cincinnati

Chicago (+1) at Washington
Gaughan Chicago
Skurski Chicago
Graham Chicago
Sullivan Washington
DiCesare Chicago
Northrop Washington

Dallas (+2½) at Philadelphia
Gaughan Dallas
Skurski Dallas
Graham Dallas
Sullivan Dallas
DiCesare Dallas
Northrop Philadelphia

St. Louis (+6) at Carolina
Gaughan St. Louis
Skurski St. Louis
Graham St. Louis
Sullivan Carolina
DiCesare St. Louis
Northrop Carolina

Tampa Bay (+7) at Atlanta
Gaughan Atlanta*
Skurski Atlanta
Graham Atlanta
Sullivan Atlanta
DiCesare Atlanta
Northrop Atlanta

San Francisco at Tennessee (+4)
Gaughan Tennessee
Skurski San Francisco
Graham San Francisco
Sullivan Tennessee
DiCesare Tennessee
Northrop Tennessee

Cleveland (+10) at Green Bay
Gaughan Cleveland
Skurski Green Bay
Graham Cleveland
Sullivan Cleveland
DiCesare Cleveland
Northrop Green Bay*

Baltimore (+1½) at Pittsburgh
Gaughan Baltimore
Skurski Baltimore
Graham Baltimore
Sullivan Baltimore
DiCesare Pittsburgh*
Northrop Pittsburgh

Denver at Indianapolis (+6½)
Gaughan Denver
Skurski Denver
Graham Denver
Sullivan Indianapolis
DiCesare Denver
Northrop Denver

Minnesota (+3½) at N.Y. Giants
Gaughan Giants
Skurski Giants
Graham Minnesota
Sullivan Giants
DiCesare Giants
Northrop Giants
Last week, Overall, Best Bets
Gaughan, 3-10-1, 35-47-5, 1-4 
Skurski, 6-7-1, 36-46-5, 2-2-1
Graham, 6-7-1, 37-45-5, 2-2-1
Sullivan, 6-7-1, 40-42-5, 3-2
DiCesare, 5-8-1, 32-50-5,1-4
Northrop, 8-5-1, 40-42-5, 1-4
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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.

@gggaughan |

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.

@JaySkurski |