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.
|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|
N.Y. JETS -4 vs. Minnesota (37)
|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|