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.
Denver -10½ vs. OAKLAND (49) ... Denver
Baltimore PK vs. WASHINGTON (47½) ... Washington
CLEVELAND -5½ vs. Kansas City (37) ... Cleveland
PITTSBURGH -5 vs. San Diego ... Pittsburgh
INDIANAPOLIS -5 vs. Tennessee (48½) ... Indianapolis
N.Y. Jets -2½ vs. JACKSONVILLE (38) ... N.Y. Jets
Chicago -3 vs. MINNESOTA (39½) ... Chicago
Atlanta -3½ vs. CAROLINA (47) ... Carolina*
TAMPA BAY -7 vs. Philadelphia (46½) ... Tampa Bay
BUFFALO -3 vs. St. Louis (42) ... Buffalo
CINCINNATI -3 vs. Dallas (46) ... Cincinnati
SAN FRANCISCO -10½ vs. Miami (38½) ... San Francisco
N.Y. GIANTS -6 vs. New Orleans (52½) ... New Orleans*
SEATTLE -10½ vs. Arizona (34½) ... Arizona*
GREEN BAY -7 vs. Detroit (51) ... Green Bay
NEW ENGLAND -4 vs. Houston (51½) ... New England
Last week vs. spread ... 6-8-2
Season to date vs. spread ... 94-92-6
Last week best bets ... 2-1-1
Season to date best bets ... 26-25-1
Last week straight-up ... 9-7
Season to date straight-up ... 116-75-1