Week One consensus selections

Posted Sept. 07, 2011 @ 2:49 p.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. (#) 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

Sunday night
N.Y. JETS -4½ vs. Dallas (41) ... N.Y. Jets

Monday night
New England -6½ vs. MIAMI (45½) ... New England

DENVER -2½ vs. Oakland (39½) ... Denver