Washington (3-1) at Atlanta (2-2) -- The Redskins defense is much improved as younger players like Don Hover, Mark Murphy and Karl Lorch come up with big plays. The Falcon defense, which set an NFL record two years ago for fewest points allowed, has been giving up points in bunches -- 44 in last two games and 34 to Saints in the opener. Atlanta by 3.

Buffalo (2-2) at Baltimore (0-4) -- Still no Bert Jones for the Colts so it's not surprising that Baltimore has yet to record its first win. The Colts defense's playing tough but the offense is unable to move the ball on the ground. The Colt secondary will be hard-pressed to contain dynamic passing combo of Ferguson to Butler. Baltimore by 3.

Tampa Bay (4-0) at Chicago (2-2) -- The Bear defense was brought back to reality by successive defeats at the hands of Dallas and Miami as well as by permitting 55 points and almost 1,000 yards of total offense after holding Packers and Vikings to 10 points and less than 400 yards. Bucs are for real but need to contain Walter Payton to stay undefeated. Even.

Elsewhere: Miami 5 over N.Y. Jets, Detroit 2 over Minnesota, New Orleans 5 over N.Y. Giants, Houston 4 over Cleveland, Los Angeles 6 over St. Louis, Seattle 7 over Kansas City, Denver 3 over Oakland, Dallas 10 over Cincinnati, San Diego 14 over San Francisco, (Monday) New England 7 over Green Bay and Pittsburgh 6 over Philadelphia.