Week 10 early-week PFW staff selections

Posted Nov. 06, 2012 @ 5:23 p.m.
Posted By PFW staff

BEST BETS

Denver -3½ vs. CAROLINA

Detroit -2½ vs. MINNESOTA

PITTSBURGH -12½ vs. Kansas City

Tennessee vs. MIAMI (44½) UNDER

LAST WEEK: 3-1 / SEASON: 16-20

 

PFW STAFF SELECTIONS

"PFW" refers to the staff consensus pick. HOME TEAM IN CAPS. Asterisk (*) denotes team will cover pointspread but lose game. Boldface (#) selections indicate best bets.

Thursday night
Indianapolis -3 vs. JACKSONVILLE (42½)
Indianapolis: Hub, Keith, Mike H, Eric, Dan P, Kevin, Arthur, PFW
Jacksonville: Dan A*, Mike W

Sunday
NEW ENGLAND -11 vs. Buffalo (51½)
New England: Hub, Keith(#), Dan A(#), Eric, Dan P, Kevin, Arthur(#), PFW
Buffalo: Mike H*, Mike W*

N.Y. Giants -4 vs. CINCINNATI (48½)
N.Y. Giants: Hub, Keith, Mike H, Dan A, Kevin, PFW
Cincinnati: Eric*, Mike W*, Dan P*, Arthur*

TAMPA BAY -3 vs. San Diego (48)
Tampa Bay: Mike H(#), Dan A(#), Eric, Mike W
San Diego: Hub, Keith, Dan P, Kevin, Arthur, PFW

Denver -3½ vs. CAROLINA (47½)
Denver: Hub(#), Keith(#), Mike H, Eric(#), Mike W, Dan P, Kevin, Arthur, PFW(#)
Carolina: Dan A*

MIAMI -6 vs. Tennessee (44½)
Miami: Hub(#), Dan A, Eric, Kevin, Arthur, PFW
Tennessee: Keith*, Mike H*, Mike W*, Dan P*

BALTIMORE -7½ vs. Oakland (45½)
Baltimore: Hub, Keith, Mike H, Dan A, Mike W, Dan P(#), Kevin(#), Arthur, PFW
Oakland: Eric*

Atlanta -3 vs. NEW ORLEANS
Atlanta: Hub, Mike H, Eric, Mike W, Dan P(#), Arthur, PFW
New Orleans: Keith, Dan A, Kevin

Detroit -2½ vs. MINNESOTA (47)
Detroit: Hub, Keith, Mike H(#), Dan A(#), Eric(#), Mike W, Dan P, Kevin(#), Arthur(#), PFW(#)
Minnesota: None

SEATTLE -6½ vs. N.Y. Jets (38½)
Seattle: Eric, Kevin, Arthur
N.Y. Jets: Hub*, Keith*, Mike H*, Dan A*, Mike W*(#), Dan P*, PFW*

PHILADELPHIA -2½ vs. Dallas (45)
Philadelphia: Hub, Keith, Dan A, Dan P, Kevin, Arthur, PFW
Dallas: Mike H, Eric, Mike W

SAN FRANCISCO -11½ vs. St. Louis (39)
San Francisco: Hub, Mike H, Dan P, Kevin
St. Louis: Keith*, Dan A*, Eric*, Mike W*, Arthur*, PFW*

Sunday night
CHICAGO -1 vs. Houston (41½)
Chicago: Hub, Dan A, Eric, Mike W(#), Dan P, Arthur, PFW
Houston: Keith, Mike H, Kevin

Monday night
PITTSBURGH -12½ vs. Kansas City (43)
Pittsburgh: Hub(#), Keith(#), Mike H(#), Eric(#), Mike W(#), Dan P(#), Kevin(#), Arthur(#), PFW(#)
Kansas City: Dan A*

 

Last week vs. spread
Hub(5-9), Keith(10-4), Mike H(8-6), Dan A(7-7), Eric(8-6), Mike W(8-6), Dan P(10-4), Kevin(10-4), Arthur(10-4), PFW(10-4)

Season to date vs. spread
Hub(63-66-3), Keith(57-72-3), Mike H(63-66-3), Dan A(63-66-3), Eric(61-68-3), Mike W(75-54-3), Dan P(65-64-3), Kevin(72-57-3), Arthur(59-70-3), PFW(67-62-3)

Last week best bets
Hub(2-1), Keith(2-1), Mike H(2-1), Dan A(2-1), Eric(3-0), Mike W(2-1), Dan P(3-0), Kevin(3-0), Arthur(3-0), PFW(3-1)

Season to date best bets
Hub(12-15), Keith(13-14), Mike H(11-15-1), Dan A(7-19-1), Eric(13-14), Mike W(15-10-2), Dan P(12-14-1), Kevin(10-16-1), Arthur(10-17), PFW(16-20)

Last week straight-up
Hub(10-4), Keith(11-3), Mike H(9-5), Dan A(11-3), Eric(10-4), Mike W(10-4), Dan P(10-4), Kevin(11-3), Arthur(10-4), PFW(10-4)

Season to date straight-up
Hub(87-45), Keith(74-58), Mike H(84-48), Dan A(86-46), Eric(80-52), Mike W(88-44), Dan P(81-51), Kevin(87-45), Arthur(74-58), PFW(82-50)

 

LOCK OF THE WEEK

Which of your picks do you feel strongest about and why?

Hub Arkush: The Dolphins’ “D” appears to be for real and Tennessee looked like a club ready to fold its tent for the season last week. This one keeps the Fish in the playoff hunt.

Keith Schleiden: The Broncos are hitting their stride and will secure a win on the road over a Panthers team that won in Week Nine but has been trou-bled for most of 2012.

Mike Holbrook: The Lions and Vikings have gone in opposite directions since a Week Four meeting and the surging Lions won’t allow the reeling Vikes to sweep the season series.

Dan Arkush: I like the way the Lions have looked the last couple of weeks and think they just might put a real hurting on Minnesota’s undermanned secondary.

Eric Edholm: John Fox is not afraid to rub it in his former team’s faces a bit, so this might be the one week where his conservative reputation gets thrown out the window.

Mike Wilkening: NFC teams have generally cleaned up in non-conference games in 2012. The surging Bears, laying a mere point at home, are the clear play here.

Dan Parr: The tables have most definitely turned in the NFC South. The Falcons should be able to move the ball at will vs. the Saints, who have a short week.

Kevin Fishbain: The Ravens’ defense, albeit undermanned themselves, will be too much for a Raiders team that might be without RBs McFadden and Goodson.

Arthur Arkush: The Steelers have hit their stride, and the Chiefs have hit the panic button. Kansas City’s giving ways will lead to a big night for Pitts-burgh’s “D.”