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 -6 vs. CAROLINA (52) ... New Orleans
Philadelphia -3 vs. BUFFALO (48½) ... Philadelphia
JACKSONVILLE -3 vs. Cincinnati (36) ... Cincinnati
N.Y. GIANTS -10 vs. Seattle (41½) ... N.Y. Giants(#)
PITTSBURGH -6½ vs. Tennessee ... Tennessee*
HOUSTON -7 vs. Oakland ... Houston
INDIANAPOLIS -2 vs. Kansas City (39) ... Indianapolis
MINNESOTA -3 vs. Arizona (43) ... Minnesota
SAN FRANCISCO -1 vs. Tampa Bay (41) ... San Francisco(#)
San Diego -5 vs. DENVER (47) ... San Diego(#)
NEW ENGLAND -8½ vs. N.Y. Jets (49½) ... N.Y. Jets*
Green Bay -4 vs. ATLANTA (53) ... Green Bay
DETROIT -6 vs. Chicago (47) ... Chicago*
Last week vs. spread ... 8-8
Season to date vs. spread ... 30-34
Last week best bets ... 3-1
Season to date best bets ... 7-9
Last week straight-up ... 10-6
Season to date straight-up ... 43-21