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.
If you would like to see the individual selections of all nine PFW editors — for every game — and the best bets of each editor, too, you can do it as early as Monday evening each week with a subscription to PFW Online ($54.95 for a full year). On Thursdays, we'll present the editors' late-week picks, and you can get those as part of a subscription to the Handicapping Inner Circle ($89.95 for the 2011 season).
Home team in caps. Asterisk (*) denotes team will cover pointspread but lose game. (#) indicates best bet. Some Over/Unders not available.
TENNESSEE -3 vs. Houston (43½) ... Tennessee
CLEVELAND -3 vs. Seattle (40) ... Cleveland
DETROIT -4½ vs. Atlanta (48½) ... Atlanta*
MIAMI -3 vs. Denver (43) ... Miami
N.Y. JETS -1½ vs. San Diego (46) ... San Diego
Tampa Bay -1 vs. Chicago (41½) (London) ... Chicago
CAROLINA -3 vs. Washington (44½) ... Carolina
OAKLAND -3½ vs. Kansas City (42) ... Oakland
Pittsburgh -4 vs. ARIZONA (42½) ... Pittsburgh(#)
Green Bay -8½ vs. MINNESOTA (47½) ... Green Bay(#)
DALLAS -10½ vs. St. Louis (45) ... Dallas
NEW ORLEANS -14 vs. Indianapolis (48) ... New Orleans(#)
Baltimore -9 vs. JACKSONVILLE (39) ... Baltimore
Last week vs. spread ... 4-8-1
Season to date vs. spread ... 38-50-2
Last week best bets ... 3-1
Season to date best bets ... 11-12-1
Last week straight-up ... 10-3
Season to date straight-up ... 62-28