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. (#) indicates best bet. Some Over/Unders not available.
GREEN BAY -4½ vs. New Orleans (46½) ... Green Bay
BALTIMORE -2½ vs. Pittsburgh (36½) ... Pittsburgh
CLEVELAND -6 vs. Cincinnati (36½) ... Cleveland(#)
HOUSTON -4 vs. Indianapolis ... Houston(#)
JACKSONVILLE -3 vs. Tennessee (39) ... Jacksonville
Atlanta -2½ vs. CHICAGO (41) ... Atlanta
KANSAS CITY -6½ vs. Buffalo (40½) ... Buffalo*
Philadelphia -5½ vs. ST. LOUIS (43½) ... St. Louis*
TAMPA BAY -2½ vs. Detroit (41) ... Tampa Bay
SAN FRANCISCO -5½ vs. Seattle (39) ... Seattle*
N.Y. Giants -3 vs. WASHINGTON (37½) ... N.Y. Giants
SAN DIEGO -8½ vs. Minnesota (41½) ... San Diego(#)
ARIZONA -6½ vs. Carolina (36½) ... Arizona
N.Y. JETS -4½ vs. Dallas (41) ... N.Y. Jets
New England -6½ vs. MIAMI (45½) ... New England
DENVER -2½ vs. Oakland (39½) ... Denver