STRAIGHT UP BYES THIS WEEK SEA­SON RECORD

No point spreads here. John Kryk tells you who is go­ing to win each game ... and why

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Guess I’m not im­prov­ing. Af­ter go­ing 12-3 with my Week 4 NFL picks — straight up, not against the spread — I went 12-3 again last week. So, no more wheel-spin­ning. On­ward!

Philadel­phia at New York Giants

Thurs­day

KRYK PICK: Philadel­phia

I was right. Picked it Wed­nes­day. Up to 3-3 on Thurs­days, and three in a row.

1 P.M. GAMES Tampa Bay at At­lanta

KRYK PICK: At­lanta

Surely this is the week the Fal­cons end their los­ing streak, now at three games. A loss and At­lanta drops deeper into the NFC South base­ment at 1-5, and head coach Dan Quinn’s seat gets hot­ter.

Pitts­burgh at Cincin­nati

KRYK PICK: Pitts­burgh

First of two an­nual hate fests be­tween these AFC North archri­vals. The Ben­gals own the best record in the con­fer­ence (4-1) af­ter un­de­feated Kansas City. Pitts­burgh needs the win more.

L.A. Charg­ers at Cleve­land

KRYK PICK: Los An­ge­les The Browns last week knocked off the Ravens and their ace de­fence. This week they play host to the Charg­ers and their ace of­fence. Dif­fer­ent deal. QB Phil Rivers has never been bet­ter.

Buf­falo at Hous­ton

KRYK PICK: Hous­ton

If the Tex­ans and QB De­shaun Wat­son view this game as a gimme, they’ll get beat. The Bills D now seems le­git. Jerry Hughes is a Qb-hit­ting de­mon. Tex­ans, in a low-scor­ing close one.

Chicago at Mi­ami

KRYK PICK: Chicago

The Dol­phins’ of­fen­sive line is in­jury rav­aged. Not a good place to be with Khalil Mack and the passer-pul­ver­iz­ing Bears com­ing to town. Mi­ami QB Ryan Tan­nehill faces a long af­ter­noon.

Ari­zona at Min­nesota

KRYK PICK: Min­nesota

Can the Cards win two road games in suc­ces­sion? Ab­so­lutely not. At least not here. The Vik­ings un­der-es­ti­mated the vis­it­ing Bills in Week 3 and that won’t hap­pen again, ver­sus an even worse team.

In­di­anapo­lis at New York Jets

KRYK PICK: In­di­anapo­lis The Jets and their rookie QB Sam Darnold so far haven’t been able to put to­gether two good games in a row. The Colts might be a one-man wreck­ing crew, but that man is An­drew Luck. Edge, Indy.

Seat­tle vs. Oak­land at Lon­don

KRYK PICK: Oak­land

Maybe on a dif­fer­ent con­ti­nent the Raiders can play well over­all and win their first game in reg­u­la­tion. The Sea­hawks have needed good for­tune to win two games so far. Hunchin’ on the Raiders.

Carolina at Wash­ing­ton

KRYK PICK: Wash­ing­ton The Red­skins just got de­stroyed in New Or­leans on Mon­day night, while the Pan­thers needed a 63-yard field goal to avoid los­ing to the lousy Giants. Wash­ing­ton re­bounds, es­pe­cially on de­fence.

LATER GAMES L.A. Rams at Den­ver

4:05 p.m.

KRYK PICK: Los An­ge­les There is no good rea­son to not pick the Rams, weekly, un­til we see one on the foot­ball field. They’re a le­git 5-0. The Bron­cos seem to be un­rav­el­ing. They might step up and steal this one, but I doubt it.

Jack­sonville at Dal­las

4:25 p.m. KRYK PICK: Jack­sonville The proud Jaguars de­fence got em­bar­rassed in Kansas City. Stop­ping the Cow­boys at­tack, in com­par­i­son, is a lot eas­ier. The Dal­las D fi­nally is good, but Jax QB Blake Bor­tles will do enough.

Bal­ti­more at Ten­nessee

4:25 p.m.

KRYK PICK: Bal­ti­more

This is ba­si­cally a car­bon copy of the Ravens’ op­po­nent a week ago, a team with a strong, ag­gres­sive de­fence but a still un­re­li­able of­fence. This time, Bal­ti­more pulls a W out of a snore-fest.

Kansas City at New Eng­land

8:20 p.m.

KRYK PICK: Kansas City Wres­tled with this one all week. Stands to rea­son Bill Belichick, whom ESPN says is 23-0 at home since ‘01 against QBS un­der age 25, will slow up Ma­homes. But, gawd, that Pats de­fence is slow.

MON­DAY NIGHT San Fran­cisco at Green Bay

KRYK PICK: Green Bay

This matchup maybe looked good on pa­per in April, but with QB Jimmy Garop­polo out and suc­ces­sor C.J. Beathard still un­able to make quick de­ci­sions in Kyle Shana­han’s at­tack, the Pack ought to roll.

Detroit, New Or­leans 49-27-2 (.641)

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Phil Rivers and the Los An­ge­les Charg­ers take on the Browns in Cleve­land to­day.

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