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.
TENNESSEE -7 vs. Indianapolis (41) ... Tennessee
HOUSTON -10 vs. Jacksonville (46) ... Houston
BALTIMORE -12½ vs. Arizona ... Baltimore(#)
N.Y. GIANTS -10 vs. Miami (42) ... Miami*
CAROLINA -3 vs. Minnesota (47) ... Carolina
New Orleans -7½ vs. ST. LOUIS ... New Orleans(#)
BUFFALO -5 vs. Washington (46) (Toronto) ... Buffalo
Detroit -3 vs. DENVER ... Detroit
SAN FRANCISCO -9 vs. Cleveland (39½) ... San Francisco(#)
Cincinnati -2½ vs. SEATTLE (39) ... Cincinnati
New England -2½ vs. PITTSBURGH (52) ... New England
PHILADELPHIA -3½ vs. Dallas (51) ... Philadelphia
San Diego -4 vs. KANSAS CITY (44½) ... San Diego
Last week vs. spread ... 6-6-1
Season to date vs. spread ... 44-56-3
Last week best bets ... 3-1
Season to date best bets ... 14-13-1
Last week straight-up ... 7-6
Season to date straight-up ... 69-34