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News staff selections: Week Six

Peyton Manning and the Broncos are huge favorites at home against the winless Jaguars. (Getty Images)

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.

Cincinnati at Buffalo (+7 1/2)
Gaughan: CIN
Skurski: CIN
Graham: CIN
Sullivan: BUF
DiCesare: CIN
Northrop: CIN

Oakland (+9) at Kansas City
Gaughan: OAK
Skurski: KC
Graham: KC
Sullivan: OAK
DiCesare: OAK
Northrop: KC

Philadelphia at Tampa Bay (+1)

Gaughan: PHI
Skurski: PHI
Graham: TB
Sullivan: TB
DiCesare: TB
Northrop: PHI

Green Bay at Baltimore (+2)
Gaughan: GB
Skurski: BAL
Graham: GB
Sullivan: BAL
DiCesare: BAL
Northrop: BAL

Detroit at Cleveland (+2 1/2)
Gaughan: CLE
Skurski: CLE
Graham: CLE
Sullivan: CLE*
DiCesare: DET
Northrop: CLE

Carolina (+2 1/2) at Minnesota
Gaughan: MIN
Skurski: MIN
Sullivan: CAR
DiCesare: CAR
Northrop: MIN

St. Louis (+7 1/2) at Houston
Gaughan: STL
Skurski:  STL
Graham: STL
Sullivan: HOU
DiCesare: HOU
Northrop: STL

Pittsburgh (+2) at N.Y. Jets
Gaughan: Jets
Skurski: Jets
Graham: Jets*
Sullivan: PIT
DiCesare: PIT*
Northrop: PIT

Tennessee (+13 1/2) at Seattle
Gaughan: SEA*
Skurski: SEA
Graham: TEN
Sullivan: TEN
DiCesare: SEA
Northrop: TEN

Jacksonville (+27) at Denver
Gaughan: DEN
Skurski: JAX
Graham: DEN
Sullivan: JAX
DiCesare: DEN
Northrop: JAX

Arizona (+11) at San Francisco
Gaughan: SF
Skurski: SF
Graham: SF
Sullivan: ARI
DiCesare: SF
Northrop: SF

New Orleans (+2 1/2) at New England
Gaughan: NO
Skurski: NO
Graham: NO
Sullivan: NE
DiCesare: NO
Northrop: NO

Washington (+5 1/2) at Dallas
Gaughan: WAS
Skurski: DAL
Graham: DAL
Sullivan: WAS
DiCesare: WAS
Northrop: WAS*

Indianapolis at San Diego (+1 1/2)
Gaughan: IND
Skurski: IND*
Graham: SD
Sullivan: IND
DiCesare: SD
Northrop: IND

Last week, overall, best bets
Gaughan: 6-8, 32-37-4, 1-4
Skurski: 8-6, 30-39-4, 2-2-1
Graham: 7-7, 31-38-4, 2-2-1
Sullivan: 8-6, 34-35-4, 3-2
DiCesare: 4-10, 27-42-4, 1-4
Northrop: 9-5, 32-37-4, 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.

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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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