Fearless Freddie’s Football Forecast

BYE-BYE. The Buffalo Bills are about to give their fans an early holiday present. Sunday’s victory over the hated New York Jets will have western New Yorkers giddy all Thanksgiving week and beyond.

After using the bye week to get healthy, it’s on to the somewhat easier part of the schedule with Tampa Bay and Jacksonville on the road between Orchard Park visits by southern teams Atlanta and Miami. Can you say winning streak?

Freddie sees it this way:

BILLS 31, Jets 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

Indy +3 over TENNESSEE (+2.5)

Sunday

BUFFALO +7 over NY Jets (+1)

CHICAGO +3 over Baltimore (+2.5)

CINCINNATI +7 over Cleveland (+5.5)

HOUSTON +6 over Oakland (+7.5)

Arizona +6 over JACKSONVILLE (+7.5)

PHIL. +7 over Washington (+3.5)

PITTSBURGH +3 over Detroit (-1)

TAMPA BAY +3 over Atlanta (-1)

MIAMI +3 over San Diego (-1)

NEW ORLEANS +3 over San Fran (+3.5)

SEATTLE +10 over Minnesota (+12)

NY GIANTS +3 over Green Bay (+5)

DENVER +13 over Kansas City (+9.5)

Monday

New England +3 over CAROLINA (-1)

WEEK: 8-6 (.571). Vs. line 8-6 (.571)

YEAR: 78-54 (.591) vs. line 65-67 (.492)

COLLEGES

Thursday

CLEMSON +10 over Ga. Tech (+10.5)

Friday

UCLA +6 over Washington (-2.5)

Saturday

UCF +21 over TEMPLE (+16.5)

Ohio State +28 over ILLINOIS (+32)

OKLAHOMA +35 over Iowa St. (+24)

WISCONSIN +27 over Indiana (+24)

Miami +6 over DUKE (+3.5)

FLORIDA ST. +42 over Syracuse (+37.5)

AUBURN +6 over Georgia (+3.5)

Michigan St. +7 over NEBRASKA (+6.5)

Oklahoma St. +6 over TEXAS (+3)

OREGON +28 over Utah (off)

LOUISVILLE +10 over Florida (+12)

S. CAROLINA +14 over Florida (+12)

BAYLOR +21 over Texas Tech (+26.5)

Alabama +27 over MISS. ST. (+23.5)

Stanford +6 over USC (+4)

ARIZONA ST. +10 over Oregon St. (+14)

PENN STATE +24 over Purdue (+21.5)

VA. TECH +21 over Maryland (+16.5)

WEEK: 14-6 (.700) vs. Line 7-13 (.350)

YEAR: 152-28 (.844) vs. line 80-100 (.444)