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Green Bay -3½ vs. DETROIT

NEW ENGLAND -9 vs. Indianapolis

New Orleans -4½ vs. OAKLAND

Cleveland vs. DALLAS (43½) UNDER

LAST WEEK: 2-2 / SEASON: 18-22



"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
BUFFALO -1½ vs. Miami (45½)
Buffalo: Hub, Mike H(#), Kevin, Arthur
Miami: Keith, Dan A, Eric, Mike W(#), Dan P, PFW

WASHINGTON -3½ vs. Philadelphia (46)
Washington: Keith, Dan A, Eric, Mike W, Kevin, Arthur, PFW
Philadelphia: Hub, Mike H*, Dan P

Green Bay -3½ vs. DETROIT (51½)
Green Bay: Hub(#), Eric, Mike W, Dan P(#), Kevin(#), Arthur, PFW(#)
Detroit: Keith*, Mike H*, Dan A*

ATLANTA -9½ vs. Arizona (45½)
Atlanta: Hub
Arizona: Keith*, Mike H*, Dan A*(#), Eric*, Mike W*, Dan P*, Kevin*, Arthur*, PFW*

Tampa Bay -1½ vs. CAROLINA (48)
Tampa Bay: Keith, Mike H, Eric, Mike W, Dan P(#), Kevin, Arthur, PFW
Carolina: Hub, Dan A

DALLAS -7 vs. Cleveland (43½)
Dallas: Keith(#), Mike H, Dan A(#), Mike W(#), Arthur, PFW
Cleveland: Hub*, Eric*, Dan P*, Kevin*

ST. LOUIS -3 vs. N.Y. Jets (38)
St. Louis: Hub, Mike H, Dan A(#), Eric(#), Dan P, Arthur, PFW
N.Y. Jets: Keith*, Mike W, Kevin

NEW ENGLAND -9 vs. Indianapolis (53½)
New England: Hub, Mike H(#), Dan A, Mike W, Dan P(#), Kevin(#), Arthur(#), PFW(#)
Indianapolis: Keith*, Eric*(#)

HOUSTON -16 vs. Jacksonville (42½)
Houston: Hub, Keith, Mike H, Dan A, Dan P, Kevin, Arthur(#), PFW
Jacksonville: Eric*, Mike W*

Cincinnati -3½ vs. KANSAS CITY (44)
Cincinnati: Keith, Eric, Dan P, Kevin, Arthur, PFW
Kansas City: Hub, Mike H*, Dan A*, Mike W*

New Orleans -4½ vs. OAKLAND (54½ )
New Orleans: Hub(#), Keith(#), Mike H(#), Dan A, Eric(#), Dan P, Kevin(#), Arthur(#), PFW(#)
Oakland: Mike W*

DENVER -7½ vs. San Diego (49½)
Denver: Hub, Eric, Mike W, Arthur
San Diego: Keith*, Mike H*, Dan A*, Dan P*, Kevin*, PFW*

Sunday night
PITTSBURGH -3½ vs. Baltimore (46)
Pittsburgh: Hub(#)
Baltimore: Keith, Mike H*, Dan A*, Eric, Mike W*(#), Dan P*, Kevin, Arthur*, PFW*

Monday night
SAN FRANCISCO -4 vs. Chicago (38½)
San Francisco: Keith(#), Mike H, Dan A, Eric, Kevin, Arthur, PFW
Chicago: Hub*, Mike W*, Dan P*


Last week vs. spread
Hub(3-11), Keith(7-7), Mike H(8-6), Dan A(5-9), Eric(7-7), Mike W(8-6), Dan P(5-9), Kevin(6-8), Arthur(6-8), PFW(4-10)

Season to date vs. spread
Hub(66-77-3), Keith(64-79-3), Mike H(71-72-3), Dan A(68-75-3), Eric(68-75-3), Mike W(83-60-3), Dan P(70-73-3), Kevin(78-65-3), Arthur(65-78-3), PFW(71-72-3)

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

Season to date best bets
Hub(13-17), Keith(14-16), Mike H(12-17-1), Dan A(8-21-1), Eric(14-16), Mike W(15-13-2), Dan P(13-16-1), Kevin(11-18-1), Arthur(10-20), PFW(18-22)

Last week straight-up
Hub(7-6-1), Keith(9-4-1), Mike H(10-3-1), Dan A(9-4-1), Eric(9-4-1), Mike W(8-5-1), Dan P(7-6-1), Kevin(9-4-1), Arthur(7-6-1), PFW(7-6-1)

Season to date straight-up
Hub(94-51-1), Keith(83-62-1), Mike H(94-51-1), Dan A(95-50-1), Eric(89-56-1), Mike W(96-49-1), Dan P(88-57-1), Kevin(96-49-1), Arthur(81-64-1), PFW(89-56-1)



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

Hub Arkush: In spite of Baltimore’s win last week, these are like two ships passing in the night, with the Steelers heading north and the Ravens running in place.

Keith Schleiden: The Cowboys begin a three-game homestand and will not squander an opportunity to advance their postseason hopes with a letdown game vs. the Browns.

Mike Holbrook: The Colts have been on a tremendous roll and I think they’ll be competitive in New England, but the Patriots will be at their best for this one and win by double digits.

Dan Arkush: The Jets were awful in Seattle in Week 10, and I don’t see them doing any better in St. Louis. Jeff Fisher’s Rams have been in every game this season but one.

Eric Edholm: The Patriots’ defense won’t hold the Colts to less than 20 points, and these teams almost always play close, even last season when the Colts were awful.

Mike Wilkening: I’ll take Dallas. At their best, the Cowboys can be very good, and their Week 10 win vs. Philadelphia was a step in the right direction. Browns are in tough here.

Dan Parr: The Bucs have better talent and are a better coached team than the Panthers right now. They have already beaten Carolina once and I can’t see them failing to sweep.

Kevin Fishbain: The Saints are playing their best football, while the Raiders have been a mess. Not sure how Oakland’s secondary stops Drew Brees and company in this one.

Arthur Arkush: As scintillating as Andrew Luck has been, he’s been careless with the football on the road. Indy’s secondary is also banged up. I see the Colts coming down to earth.

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