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.
BUFFALO -2 vs. N.Y. Jets (44) ... Buffalo
NEW ORLEANS -8 vs. Tampa Bay (51) ... New Orleans
Atlanta -7 vs. INDIANAPOLIS (45) ... Atlanta(#)
DALLAS -12½ vs. Seattle (43) ... Dallas
KANSAS CITY -5½ vs. Miami (41) ... Kansas City
San Francisco -3½ vs. WASHINGTON (39) ... San Francisco(#)
HOUSTON -10 vs. Cleveland (41) ... Houston
OAKLAND -8 vs. Denver (44) ... Oakland
TENNESSEE -3 vs. Cincinnati (40½) ... Tennessee
ARIZONA -4½ vs. St. Louis (44½) ... Arizona
NEW ENGLAND -8 vs. N.Y. Giants (52) ... N.Y. Giants*
Green Bay -5½ vs. SAN DIEGO (53) ... Green Bay
PITTSBURGH -3½ vs. Baltimore (43) ... Pittsburgh(#)
PHILADELPHIA -6½ vs. Chicago (47) ... Philadelphia
Last week vs. spread ... 7-5-1
Season to date vs. spread ... 51-61-4
Last week best bets ... 2-2
Season to date best bets ... 16-15-1
Last week straight-up ... 9-4
Season to date straight-up ... 78-38