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.
SAN FRANCISCO -7 vs. Seattle (37½) ... San Francisco
BUFFALO -3 vs. Tennessee (46½) ... Buffalo(#)
MINNESOTA -6 vs. Arizona (40½) ... Arizona*
INDIANAPOLIS -3 vs. Cleveland (45) ... Cleveland
HOUSTON -6½ vs. Baltimore (47½) ... Houston
Green Bay -5½ vs. ST. LOUIS (44½) ... Green Bay(#)
Dallas -2½ vs. CAROLINA (45½) ... Carolina
N.Y. GIANTS -6½ vs. Washington (50) ... Washington*
New Orleans -3 vs. TAMPA BAY (49½) ... New Orleans
NEW ENGLAND -10½ vs. N.Y. Jets (47) ... New England
OAKLAND -4 vs. Jacksonville (43) ... Oakland
Pittsburgh -2½ vs. CINCINNATI (46) ... Pittsburgh
CHICAGO -5½ vs. Detroit (47½) ... Chicago(#)
Last week vs. spread ... 6-8
Season to date vs. spread ... 44-45-2
Last week best bets ... 0-4
Season to date best bets ... 8-16
Last week straight-up ... 6-8
Season to date straight-up ... 53-38