Below are the PFW consensus selections for this week, based on the editors' picks made one week in advance of the games.
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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. Pointspreads as of Sunday, Jan. 8.
New Orleans -3½ vs. SAN FRANCISCO (47) ... New Orleans
NEW ENGLAND -13½ vs. Denver (50½) ... Denver*
BALTIMORE -8 vs. Houston (35½) ... Houston*
GREEN BAY -8½ vs. N.Y. Giants (52½) ... N.Y. Giants*
Last week vs. spread ... 3-1
Season to date vs. spread ... 128-123-9
Season to date best bets ... 40-25-3
Last week straight-up ... 3-1
Season to date straight-up ... 170-90