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NFL Week 15 predictions: Picks from the Tampa Bay Times staff

Here are the Week 15 NFL picks from the Tampa Bay Times staff.

+ indicates lock of the week.

* indicates upset special.

GamesGreg Auman, @gregaumanThomas Bassinger, @tometricsMartin Fennelly, @mfennellyErnest Hooper, @hoop4youTom Jones, @tomwjonesRick Stroud, @NFLStroud
Tampa Bay at Dallas (-7.5)Dallas, 24-20Dallas 31-23Dallas 27-14Dallas 17-13Tampa Bay 20-17Dallas 24-20
Los Angeles at Seattle (-14.5)Seattle, 24-13Seattle 24-13+Seattle 26-10+ Seattle 27-7Seattle 27-7+Seattle 21-3
Miami (-2.5) at N.Y. JetsN.Y. Jets, 31-27Tie, 14-14Miami 24-16*N.Y. Jets 5-4Miami 20-10Miami 24-17
Detroit at N.Y. Giants (-5.5)N.Y. Giants, 28-21N.Y. Giants 27-24N.Y. Giants 20-17N.Y. Giants 30-27N.Y. Giants 31-20N.Y. Giants 27-21
Philadelphia at Baltimore (-6.5)Philadelphia, 24-21Baltimore 27-19Baltimore 27-24Baltimore 20-14Baltimore 21-14Baltimore 21-17
Green Bay (-6.5) at Chicago+Green Bay 34-20Green Bay 31-21Green Bay 27-19Green Bay 35-14Green Bay 30-10Green Bay 17-14
Indianapolis at Minnesota (-4.5)*Indianapolis, 37-31Minnesota 24-13Minnesota 26-20Minnesota 21-14Indianapolis 20-19Minnesota 24-20
Cleveland at Buffalo (-10.5)Buffalo, 27-13Buffalo 45-17Buffalo 35-20Buffalo 23-17Buffalo 24-9Buffalo 27-10
Tennessee at Kansas City (-5.5)Kansas City, 34-31Kansas City 28-14Kansas City 30-13Kansas City 20-13Kansas City 26-20Kansas City 21-14
Jacksonville at Houston (-6.5)Houston, 24-10*Jacksonville 24-21Houston 24-10Houston 24-14Houston 19-10Houston 27-17
Pittsburgh (-3,5) at CincinnatiPittsburgh, 28-24Cincinnati 24-20Pittsburgh 24-21Pittsburgh 28-20Pittsburgh 33-23Pittsburgh 30-20
New Orleans at Arizona (-2.5)Arizona, 38-35New Orleans 31-27Arizona 31-27Arizona 22-17New Orleans 30-27Arizona 21-20
San Francisco at Atlanta (-13.5)Atlanta, 37-13+Atlanta 34-23AtalntaAtlanta 30-14+Atlanta 40-20*Atlanta 30-21
New England (-3.5)at DenverNew England, 20-13New England 24-17*Denver 20-19New England 24-20New England 27-19New England 28-21
Oakland (-3.5) at San DiegoOakland, 21-13San Diego 34-28Oakland 30-21Oakland 22-21Oakland 31-21Oakland 30-20
Carolina at Washington (-4.5)Washington 28-21Washington 31-19Washington 30-24Washington 20-13*Carolina 23-20Carolina 21-17

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