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.
Arizona -1 vs. ST. LOUIS (38) ... St. Louis
CINCINNATI -4½ vs. Miami (44½) ... Cincinnati
Green Bay -7 vs. INDIANAPOLIS (48½) ... Green Bay(#)
Baltimore -4½ vs. KANSAS CITY (45½) ... Baltimore
MINNESOTA -5 vs. Tennessee (43½) ... Tennessee*
Atlanta -3 vs. WASHINGTON (50) ... Atlanta
N.Y. GIANTS -10 vs. Cleveland (43½) ... N.Y. Giants
PITTSBURGH -3½ vs. Philadelphia (44) ... Pittsburgh
CAROLINA -3 vs. Seattle (44) ... Carolina
Chicago -4 vs. JACKSONVILLE (38) ... Chicago(#)
NEW ENGLAND -7 vs. Denver (52) ... New England
SAN FRANCISCO -9 vs. Buffalo (44) ... San Francisco(#)
NEW ORLEANS -3½ vs. San Diego (54) ... New Orleans
Houston -7½ vs. N.Y. JETS (40½) ... Houston
Last week vs. spread ... 8-8
Season to date vs. spread ... 31-30-2
Last week best bets ... 2-2
Season to date best bets ... 5-11
Last week straight-up ... 10-6
Season to date straight-up ... 36-27