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