NFL Picks Week 5: Tampa Bay Times staff predictions

Here are our picks for the Bucs-Panthers and the 13 other NFL games this week
Bucs quarterback Jameis Winston. Brian Blanco  |  AP
Bucs quarterback Jameis Winston. Brian Blanco | AP
Published October 10
Updated October 11

The picks:

Visitor Home Mike Sherman, deputy editor-sports Martin Fennelly, columnist Eduardo A. Encina, Bucs beat writer Rick Stroud, Bucs beat writer John Romano, columnist Thomas Bassinger, sports data reporter Ernest Hooper, assistant sports editor
Carolina (-2.5) Tampa Bay* TB 24-21 CAR 30-27 CAR 31-27 CAR 28-24 TB 27-23 CAR 29-26 TB 23-21
N.Y. Giants New England (-16.5) NE 35-17 NE 31-10 NE 31-10 NE 30-20 NE 31-14 NE 41-13 NE 48-18
Cincinnati Baltimore (-11.5) BAL 31-17 BAL 31-17 BAL 28-14 BAL 30-17 BAL 20-16 BAL 42-31 BAL 19-16
Seattle (-1.5) Cleveland SEA 24-23 CLE 24-23 SEA 22-20 SEA 27-21 SEA 24-21 CLE 28-21 SEA 24-20
New Orleans Jacksonville (-1.5) NO 28-24 NO 24-20 NO 28-24 NO 30-24 NO 27-23 NO 21-14 JAX 20-17
Houston Kansas City (-5.5) KC 41-34 KC 38-34 KC 31-21 KC 28-21 KC 28-24 KC 31-25 KC 49-42
Washington (-3.5) Miami WAS 24-21 WAS 24-17 WAS 13-10 MIA 17-13 MIA 17-14 WAS 21-20 MIA 5-2
Philadelphia Minnesota (-3.5) PHI 28-23 MIN 30-27 PHI 27-24 MIN 21-20 MIN 34-31 PHI 31-28 MIN 30-29
Atlanta (-2.5) Arizona ARI 27-24 ATL34-20 AZ 30-27 ATL 29-21 ATL 20-19 ATL 34-32 ATL 35-30
San Francisco L.A. Rams (-4.5) SF 31-28 LAR 31-27 SF 28-24 SF 30-27 LAR 27-20 LAR 28-20 LAR 31-24
Tennessee Denver (-2.5) DEN 23-20 TEN 27-20 DEN 18-12 DEN 24-20 TEN 21-17 TEN 21-18 TEN 17-10
Dallas (-7.5) N.Y. Jets DAL 31-21 DAL 24-23 DAL 21-13 DAL 28-17 DAL 28-21 DAL 26-13 DAL 33-13
Pittsburgh L.A. Chargers (-7.5) LAC 23-17 LAC 24-16 LAC 24-12 LAC 29-20 LAC 17-13 LAC 28-25 LAC 27-21
Detroit Green Bay (-4.5) DET 26-24 GB 23-20 GB 27-24 GB 28-27 GB 28-21 DET 20-14 GB 29-22
Lock of the week NE ATL LAC NE NE NE DAL
Upset of the week PHI TEN PHI MIA MIA PHI TEN
Picking Bucs games 0-5 1-4 2-3 0-5 1-4 1-4 3-2
Picking Bucs games vs spread 1-4 2-3 4-1 2-3 3-2 2-3 2-3
Against the spread last week 8-7 5-10 9-6 8-7 7-8 9-6 5-10
Against the spread overall 43-35 41-37 41-37 39-39 38-40 36-42 36-42
Straight up last week 7-8 7-8 9-6 8-7 9-6 11-4 8-7
Straight up overall 43-35 45-33 46-32 43-35 41-37 45-33 44-34
Locks 2-3 1-4 3-2 4-1 3-2 1-4 2-3
Upsets 3-2 2-3 1-4 2-3 2-3 2-3 2-3

* indicates game in London.


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