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.
SAN DIEGO -6½ vs. Oakland (47) ... San Diego
New Orleans -2 vs. ATLANTA (51) ... Atlanta
Jacksonville -3 vs. INDIANAPOLIS (37) ... Indianapolis
KANSAS CITY -3½ vs. Denver (42½) ... Kansas City
Pittsburgh -3 vs. CINCINNATI (40½) ... Pittsburgh(#)
CAROLINA -3 vs. Tennessee (45) ... Carolina
Houston -3 vs. TAMPA BAY (45) ... Houston
MIAMI -3½ vs. Washington (37) ... Miami
CLEVELAND -2½ vs. St. Louis (37) ... St. Louis
DALLAS -5½ vs. Buffalo (47½) ... Buffalo*
PHILADELPHIA -10½ vs. Arizona ... Philadelphia(#)
Baltimore -7 vs. SEATTLE (40) ... Seattle*
CHICAGO -1 vs. Detroit (43½) ... Chicago
SAN FRANCISCO -3½ vs. N.Y. Giants (43) ... N.Y. Giants
N.Y. JETS -1 vs. New England (48) ... N.Y. Jets(#)
GREEN BAY -14 vs. Minnesota (51½) ... Green Bay
Last week vs. spread ... 7-7
Season to date vs. spread ... 58-68-4
Last week best bets ... 3-1
Season to date best bets ... 19-16-1
Last week straight-up ... 7-7
Season to date straight-up ... 85-45