Fearless Freddie’s Football Forecast

‘TWAS a great week for the home teams, as predicted. Fourteen of the 16 clubs managed victories. Only major disappointments Pittsburgh and Washington failed to live up to their part of the home-field advantage bargain.

Things return to normal this week, with the Bills running out their season with a losing trip to Jacksonville. Bills are 1-5 on the road, the Jags have won four of five.

Freddie sees it this way:

JAGUARS 31, Bills 17

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

DENVER +13 over San Diego (+10)

Sunday

JACKSONVILLE +14 over Buffalo (+2)

ATLANTA +10 over Washington (+7)

Chicago +3 over CLEVELAND (+1)

INDIANAPOLIS +7 over Houston (+5.5)

New England +3 over MIAMI (+1)

Philadelphia +7 over MINNESOTA (+4.5)

Seattle +3 over NY GIANTS (+7)

San Francisco +7 over TAMPA BAY (+5)

CAROLINA +10 over NY Jets (+11)

Kansas City +7 over OAKLAND (+4.5)

New Orleans +7 over ST. LOUIS (+6)

TENNESSEE +3 over Arizona (-2.5)

DALLAS +3 over Green Bay (off)

Cincinnati +3 over PITTSBURGH (+2.5)

Monday Night

DETROIT +3 over Baltimore (+6)

WEEK: 14-2 (.875) vs line 11-5 (.688)

YEAR: 122-70-1 (.632) vs line 99-94 (.513)

COLLEGES

Saturday

Navy +10 over Army (+13)

WEEK: 13-8 (.619) vs Line 12-9 (.571)

YEAR: 210-50 (.808) vs line 119-141 (.457)