Week 17 consensus selections

Posted Dec. 27, 2011 @ 2:40 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.


PHILADELPHIA -8½ vs. Washington (46) ... Philadelphia

ATLANTA -13½ vs. Tampa Bay (46) ... Atlanta(#)

San Francisco -10½ vs. ST. LOUIS (34) ... San Francisco

MINNESOTA E vs. Chicago ... Chicago

Detroit -1 vs. GREEN BAY ... Detroit

NEW ORLEANS -7½ vs. Carolina (52½) ... New Orleans

Tennessee -3 vs. HOUSTON (40) ... Houston*

Baltimore -2½ vs. CINCINNATI (38) ... Baltimore(#)

Pittsburgh -7 vs. CLEVELAND ... Pittsburgh

JACKSONVILLE -4 vs. Indianapolis (36½) ... Indianapolis*

MIAMI -1 vs. N.Y. Jets (41½) ... Miami

NEW ENGLAND -12 vs. Buffalo (51) ... New England

OAKLAND -3 vs. San Diego (49) ... Oakland

DENVER -3 vs. Kansas City (36½) ... Kansas City

ARIZONA -3 vs. Seattle (41) ... Arizona

N.Y. GIANTS -3 vs. Dallas (46) ... N.Y. Giants(#)


Last week vs. spread ... 7-9

Season to date vs. spread ... 115-117-8

Last week best bets ... 2-2

Season to date best bets ... 37-24-3

Last week straight-up ... 9-7

Season to date straight-up ... 153-87