Week 16 consensus selections

Posted Dec. 18, 2012 @ 1:26 p.m.
Posted By PFW staff

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.

Saturday night
Atlanta -3½ vs. DETROIT (51) ... Atlanta

GREEN BAY -11½ vs. Tennessee (47) ... Green Bay

CAROLINA -8½ vs. Oakland (46) ... Carolina

MIAMI -4½ vs. Buffalo (41½) ... Miami

PITTSBURGH -4½ vs. Cincinnati (43½) ... Pittsburgh

New England -14 vs. JACKSONVILLE (49) ... New England

Indianapolis -6 vs. KANSAS CITY (41½) ... Indianapolis

DALLAS -3 vs. New Orleans (51½) ... New Orleans

Washington -4½ vs. PHILADELPHIA ... Washington

TAMPA BAY -3 vs. St. Louis (44) ... St. Louis*

N.Y. Giants -2 vs. BALTIMORE (47½) ... N.Y. Giants

HOUSTON -7½  vs. Minnesota (43½) ... Houston

DENVER -13 vs. Cleveland (44½) ... Cleveland*

Chicago -5½ vs. ARIZONA (36) ... Chicago

N.Y. JETS -3 vs. San Diego (41) ... N.Y. Jets

Sunday night
SEATTLE E vs. San Francisco (40) ... San Francisco


Last week vs. spread ... 8-8

Season to date vs. spread ... 109-108-7

Last week best bets ... 1-3

Season to date best bets ... 30-28-2

Last week straight-up ... 8-8

Season to date straight-up ... 135-88-1