Fearless Freddie’s Football Forecast

By FEARLESS FREDDIE

Seer Without Peer

PROGRESS. If E.J. Manuel continues to improve Sunday, then the Buffalo Bills will taste victory for the first time this season.

Playing at home should bolster the Bills, whose inexperience showed in the opening game loss to the Pats.

Look for C.J. Spiller to have a much better day.

Freddie sees it this way:

BILLS 27, Carolina 24

HOME teams are capitalized. Teams chosen to win the game are listed first, with the predicted margin of victory next. The official Las Vegas odds are in parentheses:

PROS

Thursday night

NEW ENG. +10 over NY Jets (+10)

Sunday

BUFFALO +3 over Carolina (-1)

ATLANTA +7 over St. Louis (+6.5)

BALT. +10 over Cleveland (+6.5)

CHICAGO +3 over Minnesota (+6.5)

GREEN BAY +12 over Wash. (+9.5)

INDY +3 over Miami (+1)

Dallas +3 over KANSAS CITY (-3)

PHIL +7 over San Diego (+9.5)

HOUSTON +7 over Tennessee (+9)

N. ORLEANS +3 over Tampa Bay (+3.5)

Detroit +3 over ARIZONA (+1)

NY GIANTS +3 over Denver (-4.5)

OAKLAND +3 over Jax (+5.5)

San Fran +3 over SEATTLE (-3)

Monday

CINCINNATI +6 over Pittsburgh (+7)

WEEK: 12-4 (.750). Vs. line 8-8 (.500).

COLLEGES

Saturday

Va. Tech +6 over E. CAROLINA (+7.5)

PITT+20 over New Mexico (+22)

USC +13 over Boston College (+14)

Ga. Tech +7 over DUKE (+8.5)

FLA. STATE +35 over Nevada (+33.5)

SYRACUSE +17 over Wagner (off)

BOISE ST. +24 over Air Force (+23.5)

Stanford +35 over ARMY (+28.5)

Louis. +10 over KENTUCKY (+13.5)

MICHIGAN +42 over Akron (+37)

WVU +35 over Ga. State (+40)

NEBRASKA +7 over UCLA (+4.5)

OKLAHOMA +27 over Tulsa (+24)

ARKANSAS +24 over S. Miss (+23)

RUTGERS +27 over E. Mich. (+28)

MICH. ST. +42 over Youngstown St. (off)

Alabama +10 over TEXAS A & M (+7.5)

OREGON +21 over Tennessee (+27.5)

PENN STATE +7 over UCF (+5.5)

Notre Dame +17 over PURDUE (+21)

WEEK: 15-5 (.750). Vs. Line 11-9 (.550).