Tuesday, May 22, 2018
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NFL Week 11 predictions: Picks from the Tampa Bay Times staff

GamesGreg Auman, @gregaumanThomas Bassinger, @tometricsMartin Fennelly, @mfennellyErnest Hooper, @hoop4youTom Jones, @tomwjonesRick Stroud, @NFLStroud
Tampa Bay at Kansas City (-7.5)Kansas City, 24-20KANSAS CITY 24-10Kansas City 27-20KANSAS CITY 27-20Kansas City 31-13Kansas City 24-17
Pittsburgh (-8.5) at ClevelandPittsburgh 41-20Pittsburgh 52-16PITTSBURGH 34-14Pittsburgh 17-10Pittsburgh 31-16Pittsburgh 34-20
Baltimore at Dallas (-7.5)Dallas 31-21Baltimore 28-20Dallas 21-20Dallas 20-13Dallas 28-17Dallas 27-17
Jacksonville at Detroit (-6.5)Detroit 28-20Detroit 28-23Detroit 21-20Detroit 30-20Detroit 35-19Detroit 35-20
Tennessee at Indianapolis (-3.5)Indianapolis 27-21Tennessee 43-37Indianapolis 24-20Tennessee 27-20Tennessee 19-17Tennessee 21-20
Buffalo at Cincinnati (-2.5)Cincinnati 31-21Buffalo 35-24Cincinnati 30-26Buffalo 28-24Cincinnati 21-20Cincinnati 24-20
Chicago at N.Y. Giants (-7.5)New York 34-17N.Y. Giants 28-14Giants 24-16N.Y. Giants 22-13N.Y. Giants 30-14NY Giants 31-20
Arizona at Minnesota (even)Arizona 27-21Minnesota 23-20Arizona 20-17Minnesota 20-19Arizona 21-13Arizona 24-21
Miami (-2.5) at Los AngelesMiami 31-20Los Angeles 17-16Miami 20-16Miami 24-14Miami 19-10Miami 20-14
New England (-13.5) at San FranciscoNew England 38-17New England 34-17New England 38-24New England 40-30NEW ENGLAND 41-10New England 31-10
Philadelphia at Seattle (-6.5)Seattle 27-17Seattle 27-20Seattle 27-16Seattle 28-13Seattle 24-10Seattle 27-20
Green Bay at Washington (-2.5)Green Bay 24-21Green Bay 27-24Green Bay 27-24Washington 22-15Washington 24-21Washington 24-21
Houston at Oakland (-5.5)Oakland 21-17Houston 21-16Oakland 31-23Oakland 24-17Oakland 28-14Oakland 30-21

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