Week Five consensus selections

Posted Oct. 05, 2010 @ 11:42 a.m.
Posted By PFW staff

Below are the PFW consensus selections for this week, based on the editors' picks made one week in advance of the games. We also show three best bets — a fourth best bet, an over/under pick, is available each week with a subscription to PFW Online or the Handicapping Inner Circle.

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Home team in caps. Asterisk (*) denotes team will cover pointspread but lose game. Boldface selection indicates best bet. Some Over/Unders not available.

PFW CONSENSUS SELECTIONS

Early Las Vegas line ALL
BUFFALO E vs Jacksonville (40½) Buffalo
CINCINNATI -7 vs. Tampa Bay (38) Cincinnati
Atlanta -3 vs. CLEVELAND (41) Atlanta
DETROIT -3 vs. St. Louis (42) Detroit
INDIANAPOLIS -8 vs. Kansas City (44½) Kansas City*
Green Bay -3 vs. WASHINGTON (44) Green Bay
Chicago -3 vs. CAROLINA Chicago
BALTIMORE -7 vs. Denver (38½) Baltimore
HOUSTON -3½ vs. N.Y. Giants Houston
New Orleans -6 vs. ARIZONA (46½) New Orleans
San Diego -5½ vs. OAKLAND (44½) San Diego
DALLAS -6 vs. Tennessee (42½) Dallas
SAN FRANCISCO -3 vs. Philadelphia San Francisco
Monday night
N.Y. JETS -4 vs. Minnesota (37)
N.Y. Jets
Last week vs. spread 6-8
Season to date vs. spread 22-38-2
Last week best bets 1-3
Season to date best bets 7-9
Last week straight-up 7-7
Season to date straight-up 34-28