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.
New England -9 vs. BUFFALO (51½) ... New England
Detroit -3½ vs. MINNESOTA (44½) ... Detroit
PHILADELPHIA -7½ vs. N.Y. Giants (49) ... N.Y. Giants*
CAROLINA -3 vs. Jacksonville (41½) ... Carolina(#)
CINCINNATI -2 vs. San Francisco (40) ... San Francisco
NEW ORLEANS -4 vs. Houston (52½) ... New Orleans
CLEVELAND -3 vs. Miami (41) ... Miami
TENNESSEE -6 vs. Denver (41) ... Denver*
SAN DIEGO -14½ vs. Kansas City (44½) ... San Diego(#)
Baltimore -4 vs. ST. LOUIS (381?2) ... Baltimore
N.Y. Jets -3½ vs. OAKLAND (42) ... N.Y. Jets
Green Bay -3½ vs. CHICAGO (46) ... Green Bay(#)
TAMPA BAY -1 vs. Atlanta (45) ... Atlanta
Arizona -3 vs. SEATTLE (41) ... Arizona
Pittsburgh -10½ vs. INDIANAPOLIS (39) ... Pittsburgh
DALLAS -6 vs. Washington (45) ... Washington*
Last week vs. spread ... 8-8
Season to date vs. spread ... 13-19
Last week best bets ... 0-4
Season to date best bets ... 1-7
Last week straight-up ... 14-2
Season to date straight-up ... 23-9