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NFL Week 14 predictions: Picks from the Tampa Bay Times staff

Here's our NFL predictions for Week 14. ALL CAPS indicate lock of the week. Bold indicates upset special:

GamesGreg Auman, @gregaumanThomas Bassinger, @tometricsMartin Fennelly, @mjfennellyErnest Hooper, @hoop4youTom Jones, @tomwjonesRick Stroud, @NFLStroud
New Orleans at Tampa Bay (-2.5)Tampa Bay, 31-28New Orleans 27-24Tampa Bay 30-27New Orleans 28-27Tampa Bay 33-27Tampa Bay 27-21
Oakland at Kansas City (-3.5)Kansas City, 34-30Oakland 27-24Kansas City 23-20Kansas City 13-10Kansas City 24-20Kansas City 28-24
Pittsburgh (-1.5) at BuffaloPittsburgh, 24-13Pittsburgh 49-21Pittsburgh 21-20Pittsburgh 12-10Pittsburgh 27-17Pittsburgh 24-17
Denver at Tennessee (-1.5)Denver, 28-24Denver 20-17Denver 24-20Tennessee 20-17Denver 19-14Tennessee 23-17
Washington at Philadelphia (even)Philadelphia, 21-20Washington 28-24Philadelphia 23-21Washington 30-28Washington 28-20Washington 27-21
Arizona at Miami (-1.5)Arizona 27-21Miami 22-14Miami 26-20Miami 17-14Miami 24-21Arizona 28-20
San Diego at Carolina (-1.5)San Diego 35-24Carolina 27-20San Diego 30-26San Diego 43-42Carolina 24-19Carolina 30-27
Cincinnati (-6.5) at ClevelandCINCINNATI 27-10Cincinnati 31-10Cincinnati 19-17Cleveland 17-14Cincinnati 30-14Cincinnati 20-17
Chicago at Detroit (-8.5)Detroit 31-21Detroit 27-17DETROIT 26-13DETROIT 30-20DETROIT 34-14DETROIT 31-17
Houston at Indianapolis (-6.5)Indianapolis 37-31Indianapolis 27-24Indianapolis 36-30Indianapolis 33-30Indianapolis 30-20Indianapolis 34-27
Minnesota (-3.5) at JacksonvilleMinnesota 23-14Minnesota 23-20Minnesota 20-19Minnesota 14-10Jacksonville 20-17Minnesota 17-16
N.Y. Jets at San Francisco (-2.5)N.Y. Jets 20-14N.Y. Jets 20-10San Francisco 33-17San Francisco 7-3San Francisco 21-17San Francisco 20-17
Atlanta (-6.5) at Los AngelesAtlanta 27-21Atlanta 28-17Los Angeles 23-21Atlanta 24-7Los Angeles 24-13Atlanta 24-17
Seattle (-3.5) at Green BaySeattle 31-27Seattle 35-28Green Bay 27-21Seattle 14-10Green Bay 30-27Seattle 19-14
Dallas (-3.5) at N.Y. GiantsDallas 35-27Dallas 26-20N.Y. Giants 24-20Dallas 27-20N.Y. Giants 23-20Dallas 34-24
Baltimore at New England (-7.5)New England 38-24NEW ENGLAND 31-21New England 24-20New England 22-20New England 31-21Baltimore 24-20

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