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AP staff NFL preview and predictions for Week 6

The Chiefs play Washington on Sunday, but we’re picking all of this weekend’s games.

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Week 6 of the NFL season kicks off with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (4-1) on the road against the Philadelphia Eagles (2-3) on Thursday Night Football.

On Sunday, the Kansas City Chiefs will face the Washington Football Team in our nation’s capital. Kickoff is scheduled for Noon Arrowhead Time.

Before that, Sunday’s action will begin at 8:30 a.m. Arrowhead Time with another matchup from London: the Miami Dolphins (1-4) against the Jacksonville Jaguars (0-5).

Elsewhere in the AFC West, there are two big games: the Baltimore Ravens (4-1) hosting the Los Angeles Chargers (4-1) during Sunday’s early afternoon games, while the Las Vegas Raiders (3-2) will be in Colorado to take on the Denver Broncos (3-2) during the late games.

Another big matchup in the early games will be the Green Bay Packers (4-1) against the Chicago Bears (3-2) in the Windy City. In the late games, the Arizona Cardinals (5-0) will be in Ohio to take on the Cleveland Browns (3-2) and the New England Patriots (2-3) will host the Dallas Cowboys (4-1).

The Week 6 edition of Sunday Night Football will feature the Seattle Seahawks (2-3) and Pittsburgh Steelers (2-3) from Heinz Field. Then on Monday Night Football, the Buffalo Bills (4-1) will be in Nashville to face the Tennessee Titans (3-2).

There are just 14 games on this week’s schedule. The Atlanta Falcons, New Orleans Saints, New York Jets and San Francisco 49ers will all be on their bye weeks.

Here are our picks for this weekend’s games. Be sure to cast your vote, too!


Arrowhead Pride readers pick

READER RECORD: 49-30-1

Poll

Which team wins Buccaneers (4-1) at Eagles (2-3)?

This poll is closed

  • 80%
    Buccaneers
    (24 votes)
  • 20%
    Eagles
    (6 votes)
30 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Which team wins Dolphins (1-4) at Jaguars (0-5)?

This poll is closed

  • 63%
    Dolphins
    (185 votes)
  • 36%
    Jaguars
    (106 votes)
291 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Which team wins Chargers (4-1) at Ravens (4-1)?

This poll is closed

  • 43%
    Chargers
    (135 votes)
  • 56%
    Ravens
    (177 votes)
312 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Which team wins Rams (4-1) at Giants (1-4)?

This poll is closed

  • 95%
    Rams
    (282 votes)
  • 4%
    Giants
    (13 votes)
295 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Which team wins Vikings (2-3) at Panthers (3-2)?

This poll is closed

  • 32%
    Vikings
    (98 votes)
  • 67%
    Panthers
    (200 votes)
298 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Which team wins Texans (1-4) at Colts (1-4)?

This poll is closed

  • 5%
    Texans
    (17 votes)
  • 94%
    Colts
    (276 votes)
293 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Which team wins Bengals (3-2) at Lions (0-5)?

This poll is closed

  • 87%
    Bengals
    (252 votes)
  • 12%
    Lions
    (36 votes)
288 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Which team wins Packers (4-1) at Bears (3-2)?

This poll is closed

  • 84%
    Packers
    (246 votes)
  • 15%
    Bears
    (46 votes)
292 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Which team wins Cardinals (5-0) at Browns (3-2)?

This poll is closed

  • 49%
    Cardinals
    (146 votes)
  • 50%
    Browns
    (147 votes)
293 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Which team wins Cowboys (4-1) at Patriots (2-3)?

This poll is closed

  • 83%
    Cowboys
    (249 votes)
  • 16%
    Patriots
    (49 votes)
298 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Which team wins Raiders (3-2) at Broncos (3-2)?

This poll is closed

  • 26%
    Raiders
    (78 votes)
  • 73%
    Broncos
    (220 votes)
298 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Which team wins Seahawks (2-3) at Steelers (2-3)?

This poll is closed

  • 39%
    Seahawks
    (116 votes)
  • 60%
    Steelers
    (178 votes)
294 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Which team wins Bills (4-1) at Titans (3-2)?

  • 67%
    Bills
    (201 votes)
  • 32%
    Titans
    (96 votes)
297 votes total Vote Now

Reader Record by Week

Predictions W-L-T
Week 1 picks 8-7-1
Week 2 picks 10-6-0
Week 3 picks 10-6-0
Week 4 picks 10-6-0
Week 5 picks 11-5-0
Total 49-30-1

AP Staff Record

Rnk LW Staffer W L T Pct
1 1 Stephen Serda 55 25 0 0.6875
2 5 Bryan Stewart 54 26 0 0.6750
2 5 Jared Sapp 54 26 0 0.6750
4 1 Matt Stagner 53 27 0 0.6625
4 3 Ron Kopp Jr. 53 27 0 0.6625
6 4 Kramer Sansone 49 25 0 0.6622
7 10 Mark Gunnels 31 17 0 0.6458
8 7 Talon Graff 51 29 0 0.6375
8 7 Ethan Willinger 51 29 0 0.6375
8 7 Pete Sweeney 51 29 0 0.6375
11 12 John Dixon 47 33 0 0.5875
12 11 Rocky Magaña 46 34 0 0.5750

In Week 5, Bryan Stewart and Jared Sapp led the staff by going 13-3 straight up, while Jared and Mark Gunnels went 12-4 against the spread. Mark, John Dixon and Talon Graff all had 9-7 records on their over/under picks. Overall, Mark led the staff with a 33-15 record, while Bryan and Jared both finished the week 30-18.

Last week, Bryan and Jared’s 13-3 records were among the top 30 of 294 nationwide moneyline experts on Tallysight. Mark and Jared were in the top 10 of 244 experts against the spread — while Mark, John and Talon ranked among the top 30 of 126 over/under and Mark was ninth of 351 overall.

Odds/lines subject to change. T&Cs apply. See draftkings.com/sportsbook for details.