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By PFW staff


GREEN BAY -9 vs. Minnesota

Houston -4½ vs. TENNESSEE

N.Y. Giants -2½ vs. WASHINGTON

Jacksonville vs. BUFFALO (44½) OVER

LAST WEEK: 2-2 / SEASON: 24-24



"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
ATLANTA -4 vs. New Orleans (56)

Atlanta: Keith, Mike W, Kevin, Arthur
New Orleans: Hub*, Mike H*, Dan A*, Eric, Dan P*, PFW*

CHICAGO -4 vs. Seattle (37½)
Chicago: Keith(#), Eric, Kevin(#)
Seattle: Hub*, Mike H*, Dan A*, Mike W*(#), Dan P*, Arthur*, PFW*

GREEN BAY -9 vs. Minnesota (46½)
Green Bay: Mike H, Dan A(#), Eric, Dan P(#), Kevin(#), Arthur(#), PFW(#)
Minnesota: Hub*, Keith*, Mike W*

San Francisco -7 vs. ST. LOUIS (40½)
San Francisco: Hub(#), Mike W, Dan P, Arthur(#)
St. Louis: Keith*, Mike H*, Dan A*, Eric*, Kevin*, PFW*

N.Y. JETS -4½ vs. Arizona (36½)
N.Y. Jets: Keith, Mike W
Arizona: Hub*, Mike H*, Dan A*, Eric, Dan P*, Kevin*, Arthur*, PFW*

Carolina -3 vs. KANSAS CITY (38½)
Carolina: Keith, Mike H, Dan A, Eric
Kansas City: Hub, Mike W, Dan P*, Kevin, Arthur, PFW*

DETROIT -4½ vs. Indianapolis (51½)
Detroit: Hub(#), Mike H(#), Dan A, Eric, Kevin, Arthur, PFW
Indianapolis: Keith*, Mike W*(#), Dan P*

BUFFALO -6 vs. Jacksonville (44½)
Buffalo: Hub, Mike H, Eric, Kevin
Jacksonville: Keith*, Dan A*, Mike W*(#), Dan P*, Arthur*, PFW*

New England -7 vs. MIAMI (51)
New England: Hub, Keith, Mike H, Mike W, Dan P, Kevin, Arthur, PFW
Miami: Dan A*, Eric*

Houston -4½ vs. TENNESSEE (47)
Houston: Hub, Keith(#), Mike H, Eric, Mike W, Dan P(#), Kevin, Arthur(#), PFW(#)
Tennessee: Dan A(#)

DENVER -7 vs. Tampa Bay (51)
Denver: Hub(#), Mike W, Arthur
Tampa Bay: Keith*, Mike H*, Dan A*(#), Eric*(#), Dan P*, Kevin*, PFW*

BALTIMORE -4½ vs. Pittsburgh
Baltimore: Keith, Mike H(#), Dan A, Eric(#), Mike W, Dan P, Kevin, Arthur, PFW
Pittsburgh: Hub

Cleveland -1 vs. OAKLAND (45)
Cleveland: Hub, Mike H(#), Dan A, Eric(#), Dan P, Kevin, Arthur, PFW
Oakland: Keith, Mike W

Cincinnati -1½ vs. SAN DIEGO (46)
Cincinnati: Mike H, Eric, Dan P, Arthur
San Diego: Hub, Keith, Dan A, Mike W, Kevin, PFW

Sunday night
DALLAS -7 vs. Philadelphia (46)
Dallas: Hub, Keith, Mike H, Dan A, Mike W, Dan P, Kevin(#), Arthur, PFW
Philadelphia: Eric*

Monday night
N.Y. Giants -2½ vs. WASHINGTON (51)
N.Y. Giants: Hub, Keith(#), Mike H, Dan A, Mike W, Dan P(#), Kevin, Arthur, PFW(#)
Washington: Eric


Last week vs. spread
Hub(7-8-1), Keith(8-7-1), Mike H(6-9-1), Dan A(11-4-1), Eric(6-9-1), Mike W(7-8-1), Dan P(8-7-1), Kevin(9-6-1), Arthur(8-7-1), PFW(7-8-1)

Season to date vs. spread
Hub(78-94-4), Keith(81-91-4), Mike H(85-87-4), Dan A(86-86-4), Eric(84-88-4), Mike W(98-74-4), Dan P(87-85-4), Kevin(100-72-4), Arthur(83-89-4), PFW(88-84-4)

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

Season to date best bets
Hub(17-19), Keith(17-18-1), Mike H(18-17-1), Dan A(11-24-1), Eric(17-19), Mike W(17-16-3), Dan P(17-18-1), Kevin(17-18-1), Arthur(14-22), PFW(24-24)

Last week straight-up
Hub(9-7), Keith(7-9), Mike H(9-7), Dan A(9-7), Eric(8-8), Mike W(10-6), Dan P(10-6), Kevin(11-5), Arthur(10-6), PFW(7-9)

Season to date straight-up
Hub(112-63-1), Keith(102-73-1), Mike H(115-60-1), Dan A(114-61-1), Eric(109-66-1), Mike W(118-57-1), Dan P(108-67-1), Kevin(121-54-1), Arthur(103-72-1), PFW(107-68-1)



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

Hub Arkush: The Broncos are rolling now, and while the Buccaneers will dent the scoreboard a few times, there’s no way their 32nd-ranked pass “D” slows Peyton & Co.

Keith Schleiden: The Redskins gave the G-men a real run in their Week Seven game, but ultimately lost by four. I predict a tight game again, but one the revitalized Giants win by a TD.

Mike Holbrook: The Lions are dangerous enough to jump up and bite a Colts squad that hasn’t been as strong on the road and could have a tough time slowing Detroit’s “O.”

Dan Arkush: I fully expect Greg Schiano’s feisty Bucs to, at the very least, give the Broncos a major battle the same way they did vs. the first-place Falcons in Week 12.

Eric Edholm: Break up the Browns. With the Raiders stumbling and considering benching Carson Palmer, go with a Browns defense that has played its best ball of late.

Mike Wilkening: Sorry, I can’t lay close to a TD with Buffalo against a Jacksonville club that’s in its best form of the season. The underdog holds considerable appeal in this spot.

Dan Parr: The Packers should bounce back from their blowout loss to the Giants. The Vikings have lost each of their past three road games by 10 points or more.

Kevin Fishbain: The Seahawks have been a different team on the road this season, and the Bears’ defense is not a favorable matchup for rookie QB Russell Wilson.

Arthur Arkush: I think Houston is too good and too focused to let injuries or the temptation to look ahead to the Patriots slow it down right now. It says here Texans roll.

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