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.
ATLANTA -11½ vs. Jacksonville (43) ... Atlanta
Dallas -6 vs. TAMPA BAY (46) ... Dallas
BUFFALO E vs. Miami ... Miami
N.Y. GIANTS -7 vs. Washington (44) ... N.Y. Giants
Tennessee -6½ vs. INDIANAPOLIS (41) ... Tennessee
HOUSTON -6 vs. Carolina (46½) ... Carolina*
Green Bay -14 vs. KANSAS CITY (46) ... Green Bay(#)
Cincinnati -4 vs. ST. LOUIS ... Cincinnati(#)
New Orleans -7½ vs. MINNESOTA (51) ... New Orleans(#)
CHICAGO -4½ vs. Seattle (36½) ... Chicago
Detroit -1 vs. OAKLAND (48½) ... Detroit
PHILADELPHIA -2½ vs. N.Y. Jets (45) ... N.Y. Jets
ARIZONA -7 vs. Cleveland (37) ... Arizona
New England -6 vs. DENVER (46½) ... New England
Baltimore -2½ vs. SAN DIEGO (44) ... Baltimore
SAN FRANCISCO -1½ vs. Pittsburgh ... Pittsburgh
Last week vs. spread ... 9-6-1
Season to date vs. spread ... 101-100-7
Last week best bets ... 2-1-1
Season to date best bets ... 32-21-3
Last week straight-up ... 12-4
Season to date straight-up ... 136-72