Fearless Freddie’s Football Forecast

TOO EARLY to talk playoffs yet for the Buffalo Bills, but this week’s game in New Orleans and next week’s at home against unbeaten Kansas City will go a long way toward whether that long-sought goal will be reached.

One can only hope there is no letdown from last week’s inspiring win over the Dolphins in the Miami heat, but the Saints are tough to beat at home (3-0 this year).

Freddie sees it this way:

SAINTS 35, Bills 21

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

Carolina +3 over TAMPA BAY (+6.5)

Sunday

NEW ORLEANS +14 over Buffalo (+11)

DETROIT +6 over Dallas (+3)

San Francisco+14 over JAX(+17)

KANSAS CITY +7 over Cleveland (+9.5)

NEW ENGLAND +10 over Miami (+6.5)

PHIL. +7 over NY Giants (+5.5)

CINCINNATI +10 over NY Jets (+6.5)

Pittsburgh +3 over OAKLAND (+1)

Atlanta +3 over ARIZONA (+1)

DENVER +10 over Washington (+

Green Bay +7 over MINNESOTA (+9.5)

Monday

Seattle +7 over ST. LOUIS (+11)

WEEK: 9-6 (.600). Vs. line 8-7 (.533)

YEAR: 54-38 (.587) vs. line 47-45 (.533)

COLLEGES

Saturday

MIAMI +21 over Wake Forest (+24.5)

Louisville +17 over S. FLORIDA (+20)

Okla. St. +20 over IOWA ST. (+12.5)

TEXAS A&M +14 over Vandy(+17.5)

FLA. ST. +35 over N.C. State (+32)

Clemson +10 over MARYLAND (+14.5)

VA. TECH +17 over Duke (+13.5)

ALABAMA +32 over Tennessee (+28)

N. ILL. +28 over E. Michigan (+31)

OKLAHOMA +3 over Texas Tech (+7)

Baylor +38 over KANSAS (+34.5)

LSU +35 over Furman (off)

MISSOURI +3 over S. Carolina (+2.5)

OREGON +21 over UCLA (+23.5)

AUBURN +27 over Fla. Inter. (+23.5)

OHIO STATE +21 over Penn St. (+14.5)

Stanford +9 over OREGON ST. (+7.5)

Fresno St. +10 over SAN DIEGO ST. (+7.5)

WASH. +35 over California (+27)

Notre Dame +24 over AIR FORCE (+19.5)

WEEK: 17-3 (.850). Vs. Line 7-13 (.350)

YEAR: 102-18 (.850). Vs. line 53-67 (.442)