If the Washington Redskins and Detroit Lions were playing on a neutral field Sunday, I'd rate the Redskins three-point favorites.
The Lions were routed in Tampa last weekend, while Washington wasn't defeated by powerful Houston until the final minutes. What's more, Detroit will be using a third-string quarterback Sunday.
I rate the game even, however, because it will be on the Lions' home grounds, the enclosed stadium in Pontiac, Mich.
In other games in the second week of the season.
Lost Angeles even at Denver (Thursday night), St. Louis 3 over N.Y. Giants, Cincinnati 1 over Buffalo, Green Bay 2 over New Orleans, Chicago 5 over Minnesota, Pittsburgh 6 over Houston, Tampa Bay-Baltimore even, Miami 6 over Seattle, New England 9 over N.Y. Jets, Cleveland-Kansas City even, San Diego 2 over Oakland, Dallas 12 over San Francisco, Philadelphia 4 over Atlanta (Monday night).
Saturday's leading college games: North Carolina 2 over South Carolina, Michigan 34 over Northwestern, Purdue 19 over Wisconsin, Ohio State 13 over Syrucuse, Michigan State 22 over Illinois, Indiana 2 over Iowa, Colorado 7 over Oregon, Alabama 14 over Georgia Tech, Southern Methodist 24 over Rice, Stanford 1 over Tulane, Texas A&M 13 over Brigham Young, Southern California 12 over Texas Tech, Mississippi State 10 over Memphis State, Arizona State 10 over California, Houston-UCLA even, Arizona 6 over Washington State.