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