Week 16 consensus selections

Posted Dec. 20, 2011 @ 2:08 p.m.
Posted By PFW staff

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.


Houston -6½ vs. INDIANAPOLIS (40½) ... Houston

KANSAS CITY -1½ vs. Oakland (42) ... Kansas City

Denver -3 vs. BUFFALO (41½) ... Denver

TENNESSEE -8 vs. Jacksonville (41) ... Tennessee

CINCINNATI -4½ vs. Arizona (40½) ... Arizona*

NEW ENGLAND -10 vs. Miami (49) ... Miami*

BALTIMORE -14½ vs. Cleveland (39) ... Cleveland*

N.Y. JETS -3 vs. N.Y. Giants (46½) ... N.Y. Giants

WASHINGTON -6 vs. Minnesota (44) ... Washington(#)

CAROLINA -7 vs. Tampa Bay (48) ... Carolina

PITTSBURGH -14 vs. St. Louis ... Pittsburgh(#)

DETROIT -2½ vs. San Diego (50) ... San Diego

San Francisco -3 vs. SEATTLE (38) ... Seattle

DALLAS -3 vs. Philadelphia (51) ... Dallas

GREEN BAY -13 vs. Chicago ... Green Bay(#)

NEW ORLEANS -7 vs. Atlanta (54) ... Atlanta*


Last week vs. spread ... 7-8-1

Season to date vs. spread ... 108-108-8

Last week best bets ... 3-1

Season to date best bets ... 35-22-3

Last week straight-up ... 8-8

Season to date straight-up ... 144-80