The San Diego Chargers were finally tagged with their first ATS loss of the season in Week 6, beating the Oakland Raiders by a score of 31-28 but not covering the 7.5-point spread on the road in the contest.
That put the Chargers at 5-1 both SU and ATS through the first six week of the NFL season, while the Raiders are 0-5 SU but 3-2 ATS.
Two other teams are now tied with the Chargers at an NFL-best 5-1 ATS heading into Week 7 of the season, with Philadelphia and Indianapolis both reaching that mark with Week 6 wins and covers. The Colts topped the Texans 33-28 as a 3-point favorite on Thursday Night Football, while the Eagles blanked the Giants 27-0 on Sunday Night Football.
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The New York Jets remain the worst wager in the NFL at 0-5-1 ATS after losing 31-17 to the Broncos as 10-point favorites over the weekend. Peyton Manning and company are 4-1 SU on the season, and are climbing closer to the .500 mark for NFL bettors at 2-3 ATS heading into Week 7.
Tennessee topped Jacksonville 16-14 in Week 6 but couldn’t cover the 4-point spread, which put the Titans at 1-4-1 ATS and the Jaguars at 1-5 ATS on the season. Jacksonville remains winless SU at 0-6. The Cleveland Browns improved to 3-1-1 ATS on the season with a convincing 31-10 win over the rival Steelers on the weekend in a pick’em matchup.
Cincinnati was favored by 7 points over Carolina in Week 6 but had to settle for a 37-37 tie and ATS loss, which has them at 3-1-1 SU and 3-2 ATS on the season. As well, Seattle lost outright 30-23 as a 9.5-point favorite against Dallas, while Atlanta lost outright 27-13 as a 3-point favorite against Chicago.
Baltimore easily covered a 3-point spread in a 48-17 win over Tampa Bay, with the Bucs now 1-5 SU and 2-4 ATS on the season. Detroit beat Minnesota 17-3 as a 1-point underdog, while New England topped Buffalo 37-22 as a 1-point favorite, and Arizona beat Washington 30-20 as a 2.5-point favorite. Green Bay got past Miami 27-24 in a game in which their line fluctuated; if you got them at -3, you had to settle for a PUSH.
Here are all the SU and ATS results for the Week 6 NFL schedule . . .
Indianapolis 33, Houston 28 (Indianapolis -2)
Tennessee 16, Jacksonville 14 (Tennessee -4)
Baltimore 48, Tampa Bay 17 (Baltimore -3)
Denver 31, NY Jets 17 (Denver -10)
Detroit 17, Minnesota 3 (Minnesota -1)
New England 37, Buffalo 22 (New England -1)
Cincinnati 37, Carolina 37 (OT) (Cincinnati -7)
Cleveland 31, Pittsburgh 10 (pick’em)
Green Bay 27, Miami 24 (Green Bay -3)
San Diego 31, Oakland 28 (San Diego -7.5)
Chicago 27, Atlanta 13 (Atlanta -3)
Dallas 30, Seattle 23 (Seattle -9.5)
Arizona 30, Washington 20 (Arizona -2.5)
Philadelphia 27, NY Giants 0 (Philadelphia -2.5)
San Francisco 31, St. Louis 17 (San Francisco -3)