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NFL Picks Week 15: Tampa Bay Times staff predictions

Here are our picks for this week’s NFL games.
Quarterback Jameis Winston (3) and the Bucs face the Detroit Lions at 1 p.m. Sunday in Detroit.
Quarterback Jameis Winston (3) and the Bucs face the Detroit Lions at 1 p.m. Sunday in Detroit. [ Tampa Bay Times ]
Published Dec. 13, 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
N.Y. Jets Baltimore (-14.5) BAL 31-14 BAL 28-10 BALT 30-17 BAL 31-13 BAL 33-17
Tampa Bay (-4.5) Detroit TB 28-24 TB 27-24 TB 24-17 TB 24-21 TB 24-20
New England (-8.5) Cincinnati NE 28-13 NE 20-14 NE 30-17 NE 27-10 NE 20-13
Seattle (-6.5) Carolina SEA 30-20 SEA 34-24 SEA 24-20 SEA 31-21 SEA 20-10
Chicago Green Bay (-4.5) GB 17-14 GB 17-16 GB 20-17 GB 23-20 GB 28-24
Denver Kansas City (-10.5) KC 28-21 KC 26-17 KC 28-22 KC 28-24 KC 34-21
Miami N.Y. Giants (-3.5) MIA 20-17 MIA 23-21 MIA 17-13 MIA 17-16 NYG 16-13
Houston Tennessee (-3.5) HOU 28-24 HOU 24-20 TEN 27-20 TEN 24-21 TEN 23-16
Philadelphia (-4.5) Washington PHI 20-16 PHI 21-20 PHI 17-14 PHI 31-14 WAS 27-21
Cleveland (-2.5) Arizona ARI 24-22 CLE 27-21 ARI 28-24 ARI 26-21 ARI 17-13
Jacksonville Oakland (-6.5) OAK 27-20 OAK 24-20 OAK 30-20 OAK 34-27 OAK 35-32
Minnesota (-2.5) L.A. Chargers MIN 28-24 MIN 26-17 MIN 24-20 LAC 21-17 LAC 20-14
L.A. Rams (-1.5) Dallas DAL 28-27 LAR 24-21 LAR 30-24 DAL 26-20 DAL 31-22
Atlanta San Francisco (-10.5) SF 35-21 SF 31-17 SF 30-20 SF 34-23 SF 38-24
Buffalo Pittsburgh (-2.5) BUF 20-18 PIT 18-17 PIT 17-14 BUF 21-17 BUF 23-20
Indianapolis New Orleans (-9.5) NO 31-24 NO 30-23 NO 30-21 NO 30-20 NO 38-27
Lock of the week SEA NE BAL SF
Upset of the week BUF MIA MIA DAL DAL
Bucs games 8-5 7-6 7-6 5-8 6-7
Bucs games vs spread 10-3 8-5 7-6 3-10 7-6
Versus spread last week 10-6 12-4 8-8 9-7 7-9
Versus spread overall 116-92 114-94 107-101 99-109 94-114
Straight up last week 11-5 14-2 11-5 9-7 10-6
Straight up overall 136-72 129-79 127-81 123-85 123-85