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.
Philadelphia -2 vs. SEATTLE (43) ... Philadelphia
MINNESOTA -1½ vs. Denver (40) ... Denver
PITTSBURGH -7½ vs. Cincinnati (42) ... Pittsburgh(#)
TAMPA BAY -3 vs. Carolina (48) ... Carolina*
CHICAGO -8 vs. Kansas City (38½) ... Kansas City*
N.Y. Jets -3½ vs. WASHINGTON (38) ... N.Y. Jets
HOUSTON -1 vs. Atlanta (41½) ... Atlanta(#)
MIAMI -3 vs. Oakland (43) ... Oakland
BUFFALO -1½ vs. Tennessee (43) ... Tennessee
NEW ENGLAND -21 vs. Indianapolis (48) ... Indianapolis*
SAN FRANCISCO -13½ vs. St. Louis (38½) ... San Francisco
Dallas -6 vs. ARIZONA (45) ... Dallas
Baltimore -7 vs. CLEVELAND (37) ... Baltimore(#)
Green Bay -6½ vs. N.Y. GIANTS (51) ... Green Bay
NEW ORLEANS -7½ vs. Detroit (53) ... New Orleans
San Diego -3 vs. JACKSONVILLE (40½) ... San Diego
Last week vs. spread ... 10-6
Season to date vs. spread ... 81-89-6
Last week best bets ... 4-0
Season to date best bets ... 28-18-2
Last week straight-up ... 13-3
Season to date straight-up ... 114-62