Week 6 NFL score predictions: A guide to best games, fantasy help, more – ESPN

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We’re previewing the Week 6 NFL slate with score predictions for each game from our Nation reporters, what to watch for in fantasy, Football Power Index projections from ESPN Stats & Information, and much more.

Thursday Night Football result: PHI 34, NYG 13
Teams with byes in Week 6: NO, DET

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Point spread: CIN -2.5 | Matchup quality: 68.5 (of 100)

Jeremy Fowler’s pick: The Steelers found three things in last week’s blowout of Atlanta — an improved defense, the Ben Roethlisberger-Antonio Brown connection and their overall edge. Bunch those factors with a five-game winning streak in Paul Brown Stadium, and the Steelers should get their first divisional win. Steelers 27, Bengals 21

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Katherine Terrell’s pick: The Bengals have lost the past six meetings to the Steelers, so recent history would say to not pick Cincinnati. However, most of the team from the 2015 playoff game that began the losing streak is gone, and in its place is a team that averages 30.6 points per game. While the Bengals don’t match up well against the Steelers’ defensive line or running back James Conner, they have a turnover-forcing defense and an offense that can keep pace. Bengals 27, Steelers 24

FPI win projection: CIN, 52.9 percent. This is only the fifth time (playoffs included) since the start of the 2008 season that

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