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.
Green Bay -6 vs. DETROIT (55) ... Green Bay
DALLAS -7 vs. Miami (44) ... Dallas
BALTIMORE -3½ vs. San Francisco (38½) ... Baltimore(#)
CINCINNATI -7 vs. Cleveland (36½) ... Cincinnati
Houston -3½ vs. JACKSONVILLE (39) ... Houston
ST. LOUIS -3 vs. Arizona (40) ... St. Louis
N.Y. JETS -8 vs. Buffalo (42½) ... Buffalo*
TENNESSEE -3½ vs. Tampa Bay (42) ... Tennessee
Carolina -4 vs. INDIANAPOLIS (43½) ... Carolina
ATLANTA -8½ vs. Minnesota (47½) ... Atlanta(#)
OAKLAND -3½ vs. Chicago ... Oakland(#)
SEATTLE -4½ vs. Washington (37½) ... Seattle
SAN DIEGO -7 vs. Denver (44) ... Denver*
New England -6 vs. PHILADELPHIA ... New England
Pittsburgh -10 vs. KANSAS CITY (41) ... Pittsburgh
NEW ORLEANS -6½ vs. N.Y. Giants (51) ... N.Y. Giants*
Last week vs. spread ... 6-6-2
Season to date vs. spread ... 71-83-6
Last week best bets ... 3-0-1
Season to date best bets ... 24-18-2
Last week straight-up ... 10-4
Season to date straight-up ... 101-59