STRAIGHT UP John Kryk

No point spreads here. tells you who is go­ing to win each game ... and why LATER GAMES MON­DAY NIGHT

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Pitts­burgh

KRYK PICK: The Steel­ers need to start wring­ing bet­ter of­fen­sive re­sults out of the tal­ent-soaked cloth in hand. Good week to do it, too. Although Colts QB Ja­coby Bris­sett is play­ing quite well, Pitts­burgh should win big.

Jack­sonville

KRYK PICK: Still hard to type J-A-C-KS-O-N-V-I-L-L-E as a pre­dicted win­ner. Jags will come after Phil Rivers hard, know­ing he’s prone to mak­ing bad de­ci­sions un­der duress. Also: L.A. can’t stop the run.

Tampa Bay

KRYK PICK: I keep pick­ing the Bucs and they keep los­ing. So this week I’m go­ing to keep pick­ing them. Even with­out Jameis Win­ston. If they can’t end their los­ing skid at home against the Jets, then bye-bye, coach Koet­ter.

Ten­nessee

KRYK PICK: The Ben­gals now possess the NFL’s least-pro­lific of­fence. Let­ting those good, vet­eran of­fen­sive line­men in the off-sea­son might have been a mis­take, huh? Ti­tans are im­prov­ing and should eas­ily win.

Wash­ing­ton

KRYK PICK: If I’m wrong and the Vikes win again with third-stringer Case Keenum (whose win­ning per­cent­age as starter is bet­ter than Bradford’s or Bridge­wa­ter’s as Vik­ings), all you can do is shrug. 4:05 p.m. KRYK PICK: Un­less the Tex­ans sud­denly can some­how ca­jole way more out of Tom Sav­age than we’ve seen in six quar­ters of ac­tion this sea­son, the Rams ought

Los Angeles

to blow the Tex­ans right out of the Coli­seum. 4:25 p.m. KRYK PICK: First game for Dal­las with­out Ezekiel El­liott, who has be­gun to serve his six-game do­mes­ticvi­o­lence sus­pen­sion. The Fal­cons need this win badly but are so wob­bly. Hard to pick

At­lanta

them but they’re at home. 4:25 p.m. KRYK PICK: The Nin­ers will lose for the 24th time in their past 25 games. Their O-line is so bad we prob­a­bly won’t see newly ac­quired QB Jimmy Garop­polo un­til he has fully di­gested Kyle Shana­han’s at­tack. If then.

New York

8:30 p.m. KRYK PICK: The Pa­tri­ots usu­ally lose in Den­ver, but if these Bron­cos can’t beat the New York Gi­ants on a Sun­day night at home (yup) there’s lit­tle hope that with Brock Osweiler at QB they can beat the Pa­tri­ots.

New Eng­land

Mon­day, 8:30 p.m. KRYK PICK: Jay Cut­ler and the Dol­phins of­fence im­proved last Sun­day night against Oak­land. But the Raiders de­fence re­mains ter­ri­ble. And Carolina’s re­mains good. Much dif­fer­ent story this week.

Carolina

AP

Sur­pris­ingly, Chicago Bears rookie Mitchell Trubisky has more start­ing ex­pe­ri­ence than his op­po­nent this week, the Green Bay Packers’ third-year QB Brett Hund­ley (right).

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