2021 NFL picks, score predictions for Week 14

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Buffalo Bills (7-5) at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (9-3)

Sunday, December 12, 4:25PM ET

Earlier in the season, I was convinced the Buffalo Bills were one of the top teams to beat in the AFC as well as the NFL. However, they seem insistent on proving me wrong, as they’ve now lost three of their last five, with those two wins coming against floundering foes.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have looked a tad better down the stretch. They’re riding a three-game winning streak, albeit only one of those was against a relatively competitive opponent. Still, Tom Brady is looking great, his supporting cast is doing their job, and the Tampa Bay defense is bending without too much breaking.

Honestly, part of me wants to still give this one to the Bills — and I’ll probably regret not doing so. Josh Allen is still one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL, but has had some rough outings as of late. The Buffalo defense has done its job for the most part, but it’s hard to win games when the offense can’t produce points.

Can Allen get going against the Buccaneers? Or will Brady prove yet again that veteran quarterbacks reign supreme? We’ll have to wait until Sunday to find out, but I’m leaning towards Tampa Bay in what could be an epic showdown (or defensive struggle).

Prediction: Bucs win | Spread: N/A