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.
Indianapolis -3 vs. JACKSONVILLE (42½) ... Indianapolis
NEW ENGLAND -11 vs. Buffalo (51½) ... New England
N.Y. Giants -4 vs. CINCINNATI (48½) ... N.Y. Giants
TAMPA BAY -3 vs. San Diego (48) ... San Diego
Denver -3½ vs. CAROLINA (47½) ... Denver
MIAMI -6 vs. Tennessee (44½) ... Miami
BALTIMORE -7½ vs. Oakland (45½) ... Baltimore
Atlanta -3 vs. NEW ORLEANS ... Atlanta
Detroit -2½ vs. MINNESOTA (47) ... Detroit
SEATTLE -6½ vs. N.Y. Jets (38½) ... N.Y. Jets*
PHILADELPHIA -2½ vs. Dallas (45) ... Philadelphia
SAN FRANCISCO -11½ vs. St. Louis (39) ... St. Louis*
CHICAGO -1 vs. Houston (41½) ... Chicago
PITTSBURGH -12½ vs. Kansas City (43) ... Pittsburgh
Last week vs. spread ... 10-4
Season to date vs. spread ... 67-62-3
Last week best bets ... 3-1
Season to date best bets ... 16-20
Last week straight-up ... 10-4
Season to date straight-up ... 82-50