The Times’ NFL columnist, Sam Farmer, examines this week’s matchups. Lines according to Pregame.com (O/U = over/under). Last week’s record 9-6 (.600).
Using point spreads with the scores Farmer predicted, his record against the spread last week would have been 4-10-1 (.286).
Buffalo (1-0) at Carolina (1-0)
Sunday, 10 a.m.
Panthers 28, Bills 17
TV: None. DirecTV: 705.
Line: Panthers by 7. O/U: 43.
Bills don’t have a lot of offensive firepower beyond LeSean McCoy. Hard to know how good the Panthers are, and if their strong performance in San Francisco was more a statement about the 49ers.