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NFL Picks Week 14: Tampa Bay Times staff predictions

Here are our picks for this week’s NFL games.
Tampa Bay quarterback Jameis Winston and the Bucs face the Indianapolis Colts at 1 p.m. Sunday at Raymond James Stadium.
Tampa Bay quarterback Jameis Winston and the Bucs face the Indianapolis Colts at 1 p.m. Sunday at Raymond James Stadium. [ DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD | Tampa Bay Times ]
Published Dec. 6, 2019
Updated Dec. 6, 2019

The picks:

Visitor Home Eduardo A. Encina, Bucs beat writer John Romano, columnist Rick Stroud, Bucs beat writer Mike Sherman, deputy editor-sports Thomas Bassinger, sports data reporter
Dallas (-2.5) Chicago DAL 20-17 CHI 20-16 CHI 24-21 DAL 24-17 DAL 23-20
Indianapolis Tampa Bay (-3.5) TB 27-24 TB 28-27 TB 27-24 TB 28-27 IND 26-23
Cincinnati Cleveland (-8.5) CLE 21-14 CLE 23-20 CLE 30-21 CLE 27-20 CLE 33-24
Baltimore (-5.5) Buffalo BAL 24-17 BAL 27-20 BAL 21-17 BAL 31-23 BAL 23-17
Carolina Atlanta (-3.5) CAR 22-20 ATL 27-23 CAR 27-21 CAR 26-20 ATL 31-27
Washington Green Bay (-13.5) GB 31-17 GB 26-17 GB 34-24 GB 35-21 GB 31-19
Denver Houston (-9.5) HOU 28-20 HOU 27-20 HOU 34-24 HOU 24-14 HOU 28-20
Detroit Minnesota (-13.5) MIN 30-13 MIN 28-21 MIN 34-27 MIN 33-20 MIN 29-17
San Francisco New Orleans (-2.5) NO 28-26 SF 31-30 NO 24-21 NO 26-23 NO 21-17
Miami N.Y. Jets (-5.5) NYJ 13-10 NYJ 16-14 NYJ 21-20 MIA 28-27 NYJ 14-7
L.A. Chargers (-3.5) Jacksonville LAC 17-13 LAC 24-23 LAC 28-20 LAC 27-20 LAC 30-28
Kansas City New England (-3.5) KC 27-24 KC 30-24 NE 24-23 NE 31-30 NE 31-27
Pittsburgh (-2.5) Arizona PIT 20-17 PIT 23-20 PIT 28-21 PIT 24-20 ARI 20-17
Tennessee (-3.5) Oakland TEN 24-20 TEN 27-20 TEN 27-24 TEN 28-21 TEN 28-24
Seattle (-1.5) L.A. Rams SEA 30-24 SEA 33-27 SEA 34-27 SEA 34-27 LAR 28-24
N.Y. Giants Philadelphia (-8.5) PHI 24-13 PHI 28-17 PHI 27-20 PHI 27-17 PHI 31-21
Lock of the week GB GB CLE PHI PHI
Upset of the week CAR SF CAR MIA ARI
Bucs games 7-5 6-6 6-6 4-8 5-7
Bucs games vs spread 9-3 7-5 6-6 2-10 6-6
Versus spread last week 9-7 9-7 8-8 9-7 7-9
Versus spread overall 106-86 102-90 99-93 90-102 87-105
Straight up last week 8-8 10-6 8-8 9-7 6-10
Straight up overall 125-67 115-77 116-76 114-78 113-79
Locks 3-11 8-6 7-7 6-8 5-9
Upsets 6-8 5-9 5-9 7-7 7-7