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.
DETROIT -8 vs. Kansas City (44) ... Kansas City*
PITTSBURGH -14 vs. Seattle (37½) ... Pittsburgh
BUFFALO -3½ vs. Oakland (41) ... Buffalo(#)
Green Bay -10½ vs. CAROLINA (45) ... Green Bay(#)
Baltimore -5½ vs. TENNESSEE (37½) ... Baltimore(#)
Cleveland -2½ vs. INDIANAPOLIS (37) ... Indianapolis
MINNESOTA -3 vs. Tampa Bay (41) ... Tampa Bay
WASHINGTON -4 vs. Arizona (41½) ... Washington
NEW ORLEANS -7 vs. Chicago (47) ... Chicago*
N.Y. JETS -10 vs. Jacksonville (38) ... N.Y. Jets
Dallas -2½ vs. SAN FRANCISCO (42) ... Dallas
NEW ENGLAND -6½ vs. San Diego (49½) ... San Diego*
DENVER -6 vs. Cincinnati ... Cincinnati*
Houston -3 vs. MIAMI ... Houston
Philadelphia -2½ vs. ATLANTA (50) ... Atlanta
N.Y. GIANTS -6 vs. St. Louis ... N.Y. Giants
Last week vs. spread ... 5-11
Season to date vs. spread ... 5-11
Last week best bets ... 1-3
Season to date best bets ... 1-3
Last week straight-up ... 9-7
Season to date straight-up ... 9-7