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|
ATLANTA -1 vs. Baltimore (43½)
BUFFALO -2½ vs. Detroit
|Minnesota -2½ vs. CHICAGO (40)||Chicago|
|N.Y. Jets -3 vs. CLEVELAND (38)||N.Y. Jets|
|INDIANAPOLIS -6½ vs. Cincinnati||Indianapolis|
|MIAMI -2½ vs. Tennessee||Tennessee|
|TAMPA BAY -8 vs. Carolina||Tampa Bay|
|JACKSONVILLE -1 vs. Houston (49½)||Houston|
|DENVER E vs. Kansas City (42½)||Kansas City|
|N.Y. GIANTS -11½ vs. Dallas||N.Y. Giants|
|ARIZONA -3 vs. Seattle||Arizona|
|SAN FRANCISCO -4½ vs. St. Louis (39)||St. Louis*|
PITTSBURGH -4 vs. New England
Philadelphia -3 vs. WASHINGTON (42)
|Last week vs. spread||7-5-1|
|Season to date vs. spread||54-71-5|
|Last week best bets||1-2-1|
|Season to date best bets||16-18-2|
|Last week straight-up||11-2|
|Season to date straight-up||77-53|