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 Orleans -7½ vs. JACKSONVILLE (46½) ... New Orleans(#)
Minnesota -1 vs. KANSAS CITY (40) ... Minnesota
CHICAGO -6 vs. Carolina (44) ... Chicago
CLEVELAND E vs. Tennessee (37½) ... Cleveland
HOUSTON -2 vs. Pittsburgh (45) ... Houston
PHILADELPHIA -7 vs. San Francisco ... Philadelphia
ST. LOUIS -2 vs. Washington (42½) ... St. Louis
Buffalo -3 vs. CINCINNATI (44½) ... Buffalo
DALLAS -1½ vs. Detroit ... Dallas
N.Y. Giants -2½ vs. ARIZONA (45) ... N.Y. Giants(#)
Atlanta -4½ vs. SEATTLE (42) ... Atlanta
GREEN BAY -13 vs. Denver (48) ... Green Bay
New England -5½ vs. OAKLAND (53) ... New England(#)
SAN DIEGO -8 vs. Miami (46) ... San Diego
BALTIMORE -3½ vs. N.Y. Jets (40) ... Baltimore
TAMPA BAY -9½ vs. Indianapolis (40) ... Indianapolis*
Last week vs. spread ... 9-7
Season to date vs. spread ... 22-26
Last week best bets ... 3-1
Season to date best bets ... 4-8
Last week straight-up ... 10-6
Season to date straight-up ... 33-15