Denver Broncos quarterback Trevor Siemian (13) had the Lock of the Week in good shape, until he didn’t. Jack Dempsey AP
Denver Broncos quarterback Trevor Siemian (13) had the Lock of the Week in good shape, until he didn’t. Jack Dempsey AP

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NFL picks: Another reminder of why locks in the NFL are never really locks

By Tom Sorensen

Correspondent

September 13, 2017 11:11 AM

Last week, I picked the winner in 10 of 16 games. The lone game I pick against the spread, my Lock of the Week was Denver, a 3 1/2-point favorite at home Monday against San Diego. The Broncos had it. They were up 24-7 in the third quarter. And then they weren’t. They won by a mere three. So I lost my Lock.

This week’s games, with the home team in CAPS:

Houston 3 over CINCINNATI

KANSAS CITY 6 over Philadelphia

Arizona 1 over INDIANAPOLIS

Minnesota 2 over PITTSBURGH

BALTIMORE 11 over Cleveland

New England 7 over NEW ORLEANS

TAMPA BAY 7 over Chicago

CAROLINA 7 over Buffalo

Tennessee 4 over JACKSONVILLE

OAKLAND 13 over New York Jets

LOS ANGELES CHARGERS 3 over Miami

SEATTLE 14 over San Francisco

LOS ANGELES RAMS 2 over Washington

Dallas 6 over DENVER

ATLANTA 4 over Green Bay

NEW YORK GIANTS 2 over Detroit

Tom Sorensen is a retired Charlotte Observer columnist. Sign up for his newsletter, and follow him on Twitter: @tomsorensen

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