Week Five consensus selections

Posted Oct. 02, 2012 @ 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.


Thursday night
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(#)

Sunday night
NEW ORLEANS -3½ vs. San Diego (54) ... New Orleans

Monday night
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