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.
N.Y. Giants -2 vs. CAROLINA (51½) ... Carolina
CHICAGO -8½ vs. St. Louis (44½) ... Chicago
Buffalo -3 vs. CLEVELAND (43½) ... Buffalo
DALLAS -7 vs. Tampa Bay (45) ... Tampa Bay*
N.Y. Jets -3 vs. MIAMI (40½) ... N.Y. Jets
San Francisco -6 vs. MINNESOTA (44) ... San Francisco(#)
NEW ORLEANS -9½ vs. Kansas City (53) ... Kansas City*
WASHINGTON -3½ vs. Cincinnati (46½) ... Washington
Detroit -3 vs. TENNESSEE (47) ... Detroit(#)
INDIANAPOLIS -2½ vs. Jacksonville ... Indianapolis
Philadelphia -4 vs. ARIZONA (44) ... Philadelphia
SAN DIEGO -3 vs. Atlanta (47) ... San Diego
Houston -1 vs. DENVER (46½) ... Houston
Pittsburgh -5½ vs. OAKLAND (43½) ... Pittsburgh(#)
BALTIMORE -3 vs. New England (49) ... New England
Green Bay -4 vs. SEATTLE (47) ... Green Bay
Last week vs. spread ... 10-6-1
Season to date vs. spread ... 16-14-1
Last week best bets ... 2-2
Season to date best bets ... 3-5
Last week straight-up ... 13-4
Season to date straight-up ... 20-11