Redskins (0-1) at Giants (1-0)
TV: WDVM-TV-9, WMAR-TV-2, 4 p.m.
Radio: WMAL-63-, 4 p.m.
Date: Redskins favored by 2 1/2 . . . With RB John Riggins "retired," wrinkled Redskins are running raggedly. Redskin offensive and defensive lines humbled by Cowboys last week . . . Redskins never have won in the Meadowlands in four attempts . . . Former Cowboy Scott Laidlaw joins Giants, will start on special teams and play some at FB and HB . . . jImproving second-year Giant Phil Simms tossed four TDs to Earest Gray last week and may become Big Apple's most touted QB since Joe Namath . . . Redskin focus on newcomers: RB Wilbur Jackson expected to see plenty of action and rookie WR Art Monk expected to continue fine play.
Redskin injuries: LB Neal Olkewicz, knee (D); TE Don Warren, leg (Q); LB Frank Marion, shoulder (Q); LB Brad Van Pelt, leg (P); LB Harry Carson, leg (P); DT Mike McCoy, leg (P). Lions (1-0) vs. Packers (1-0)
Data: Lions favored by 4 1/2 . . . Game in Milwaukee . . . After five-week holdout, Lion pass rushing specialist Bubba Baker ready for spot duty; "I don't want to be a dead hero," Baker said upon his return . . . Packer defense, after shutting down Bear RB Walter Payton last week, will chase Lion rookie Billy Sims (153 yards, three TDs in 41-20 win over Rams) . . . Lion QB Gary Danielson 10 of 19 for 173 yards in first start since 1978, but his 9-day-old daughter died Thursday . . . Packers have beaten Lions five straight.
Lion injuries: T Karl Baldischwiler, back (P).
Packer injuries: WR Fred Nixon, hand (Q); RB Eddie Lee Ivery, leg (P); RB Steve Atkins, leg (P). Saints (0-1) at Bears (0-1)
Data: Bears favored by 3 1/2 . . . See Walter run, see Walter fall; Bear RB Payton rushed 31 times last week but gained only 65 yards, accounting for the Bears' 12-6 OT loss to Packers . . . Saint TE Larry Hardy, replacing sidelined Pro Bowler Henry Childs, caught six for 103 yards in 26-23 loss to 49ers . . . Bear DT Alan Page, 35, rolled up three sacks and one blocked FG last week . . . Expanded Soldier Field expects capacity crowd of 64,200.
Saint injuries: TE Henry Childs, knee (Q); WR Ike Harris, knee (P); LB Jim Kovach, hamstring (P); RB Chuck Muncie, leg (P).
Bear injuries: LB Bruce Herron, knee (D); WR Rickey Watts, ankle (P). Eagles (1-0) at Vikings (1-0)
TV: WDVM-TV-9, 1 p.m.
Data: Eagles favored by 3 1/2 . . . Philly fans may never again boo Coach Dick Vermeil, who calls this "the best Eagles team since I've been here" . . . Vikings lead series, 7-0 . . . In 27-6 win over Broncos, Eagles held Denver to 233 yards and had five sacks . . . Eagle LB Bill Bergey gathered eight tackles, five assists and one sack in first start since 1979 injury . . . Q: Who is Tommy Kramer? A: Viking QB. Q: Will Tommy Kramer ever complete 30 of 42 passes for 395 yards in a game? A: He did, last week in 24-23 win over Falcons.
Eagle injuries: DE Dennis Harrison, kidney (O); LB Al Chesley, toe (Q); T Jerry Sisemore, back (P); TE Keith Krepfle, shoulder (P); RB Leroy Harris, knee (P); WR Wally Henry, knee (P).
Viking injuries: T Ron Yary, leg (Q); DE Mark Mullaney, back (P). Cardinals (0-1) at 49ers (1-0)
Data: 49ers favored by 3 1/2 . . . 49er QB Steve DeBerg (21 of 29 for 223 yards last week) and Cardinal QB Jim Hart (29, 530 career yards passing) will throw on first, second, third and even fourth downs . . . Cards seek fifth straight win over 49ers . . . 49ers seek two straight wins for first time since 1977 . . . 49ers still susceptible on defense: last week against Saints they played five rookies at one time because of injuries or substitutions . . . Cards generated 419 yards versus Giants but lost, 41-35, because of horrible defense.
Cardinal injuries: DE Curtis Greer, concussion (O); LB Tim Kearney, shoulder (Q); CB Tim Collier, shoulder (P); CB Carl Allen, hand (P).
49er injuries: WR James Owens, knee (D); S Dwight Hicks, eye (Q); LB Thomas Seabron, thigh (P); LB Willie Harper, ribs (P); S Ricky Churchman, concussion (P); CB Ray Rhodes, hip and shoulder (P);, CB Mel Morgan, knee (P); T Ron Singleton, foot (P); FB Phil Francis, shoulder (P); LB Scott Hilton, foot (P); LB Thomas Henderson, neck (P); CB Charles Johnson, ribs (P). AMERICAN CONFERENCE Steelers (1-0) at Colts (1-0)
TV: WRC-TV-4, 2 p.m.
Radio: WCBM-680, 2 p.m.
Data: Steelers favored by 6 1/2 . . . Colt QB/Savior Bert Jones back in form; Steeler DT Steve Furness says, "There is a certain hatred between Jones and the Steelers. He's pushy, he's loudmouthed, he's a crybaby" . . . Colt Coach Mike McCormack implies he'll play conservatively when he says, "You don't finesse the Steelers" . . . The Steeler Legends gain in statistical glory: QB Terry Bradshaw reaches 20,000 yards passing. RB Franco Harris becomes No. 3 on all-time rushing list with 8,609 yards and CB Mel Blount ties Bengal Ken Riley as AFC's leading active interceptor with 44 . . . Colts expect first sellout since 1978 (maybe Baltimore thinks the Orioles are playing).
Steeler injuries: KR Larry Anderson, knee (O); T Jon Kolb, ankle (D); S Mike Wagner, ribs (D); T Ray Pinney, concussion (P).
Colt injuries: LB Ed Smith, knee (Q); LB Mike Woods, ankle (P); LB Sanders Shiver, foot (P); RB Curtis Dickey, thigh (P). Jets (0-1) at Bills (1-0)
Data: Bills favored by 2 . . . Bills beat Dolphins last week for first time in 21 games and owner Ralph Wilson called it "the greatest victory in the history of the Bills" . . . Bill's Jeff Nixon's three interceptions tied club record for game . . . Jets upset by Colts as vaunted running game fell flat with 39 yards total . . . Watch Bill rookie RB Joe Cribbs (60 yards rushing, nine receptions against Dolphins). r
Jet injuries: WR Wes Walker, neck and hand (Q); LB Lance Mehl, ankle (P).
Bill injuries: G Reggie McKenzie, toe (P); RB Curtis Brown, ankle (P); WR Jerry Butler, thigh (P); C Will Grant, ankle (P); TE Reuben Gant, flu (P); WR Frank Lewis, knee (P). Bengals (0-1) at Dolphins (0-1)
TV: WBAL-TV-11, 4 p.m.
Data: Dolphins favored by 6 1/2 . . . Bengal reserve QB Jack Thompson six of 21 for 47 yards last week, replacing injured Ken Anderson in 17-12 loss to Buccaneers . . . Bengals' new 3-4 defense held Bucs to 246 yards . . . Dolphin QB Bob Griese replaced in fourth quarter by Don Strock in 17/7 loss to Bills . . . Dolphins victimized by four turnovers but produced four interceptions of their own, including two by first-time starter S Glenn Blackwood.
Bengal injuries: QB Gary Burley, knee (Q); LB Bo Harris, groin (P); LB Jim Le Clair, back (P); C Blair Bush, ankle (P).
Dolphin injuries: DT Bob Baumhower, ankle (P); LB Earnest Rhone, hamstring (Q). Raiders (1-0) at Chargers (1-0)
Data: Chargers favored by 7 . . . Chargers have won 11 of last 12 home games . . . Raiders apparently have perfect marriage between owner Al Davis, who loves the bomb, and QB Dan Pastorini, who loves to throw the bomb; last week Pastorini was 19 of 37 for 317 yards . . . Chargers discovered offensive balance with QB Dan Fouts (21 of 31 for 230 yards) and RB John Cappelletti (16 rushes, 112 yards) . . . Charger K Rolf Benirschke extended FG string to 15.
Raider injuries: G Steve Sylvester, knee (Q); DT Dave Pear, ankle, (Q); TE Derrick Ramsey, hamstring (P); LB Randy McClanahan, hamstring (P).
Charger injuries: K Mike Wood, groin (O); G Dan Audick, back (P); CB Jerome Dove, heel (P); RB Clarence Williams, knee (P); CB Mike Williams, arch (P). Seahawks (0-1) at Chiefs (0-1)
Data: Chiefs favored by 2 1/2 . . . 'Tis better to lose than to lose and explain why: Chief WR Henry Marshall criticized his team's strategy last week, saying, "We have the ability to pass. There's no reason to stop throwing like we did in the middle of the game," and then-Chief coach Marv Levy fined Marshall for blabbing . . . With two injured offensive line starters against the Raiders, Chiefs allowed five sacks . . . Seahawks limited to 47 yards rushing in 34-13 loss to Chargers . . . Seahawk K Efren Herrara had string of 13 FGs snapped when he missed 34-yarder.
Seahawk injuries: CB Kerry Justin, jaw (O); CB Cornell Webster, hip (P); T Louis Bullard, hand (P); G Tom Lynch, calf (P); S Keith Simpson, ankle (P).
Chief injuries: DE Sylvester Hicks, shoulder (O); CB Gary Green, hip (Q); NT Ken Kremer, ankle (Q); C Charlie Ane, knee (P). INTER CONFERENCE Falcons (0-1) at Patriots (1-0)
Data: Patriots favored by 8 points . . . Falcons, in off-season, switched to 3-4 defense to stop pass; last week they allowed Viking QB Tommy Kramer to complete 30 to 42 . . . And that's why Pat QB Steve Grogan (17 of 26 for 277 yards against Browns) is smiling . . . Falcon bright spot: RB Lynn Cain carried for career-high 123 yards in 24 carries . . . Pat rookie Vegas Ferguson is starting in backfield with Don Calhoun.
Falcon injuries: CB Rick Byas, wrist (D); LB Dewey McClain, hamstring (D); WR Alfred Jenkins, thigh (P).
Patriot injuries: RB Horace Ivory, knee (Q); TE Russ Francis, ribs (P). Cowboys (1-0) at Broncos (0-1)
Radio: WEER-1250, WEER-FM-107.7, 4 p.m.
Data: Broncos favored by 3 . . . Matchup to watch: Bronco OT Claude Minor vs Cowboys DE Ed Jones . . . Ten-year veteran Charlie Waters steadies Cowboys' green secondary, nicknamed "Charlie's Angels" (including Howard U. grad Steve Wilson filling in for injured Benny Barnes) . . . Cowboys own NFC's best mark vs AFC (22-8) . . . Bronco pass defense, which allowed just 11 TDs last year, gave up three in loss to Eagles . . . Bronco Coach Red Miller starting his annual "My quarterback for the day is. . ."; he's sticking with Matt Robinson over Craig Morton but says, "I would be reluctant to change but I'm not saying I wouldn't under certain situations."
Cowboy injuries: LB Tom Jackson, back (Q); T Kevin Clark, knee (Q); G Tom Glassic, knee (P); CB Perry Smith, foot (P). MONDAY GAME Oilers (0-1) at Browns (0-1)
TV: WJLA-TV-7, WJZ-TV-13, 9 p.m.
Radio: WTOP-1500, 9 p.m.
Data: Oilers favored by 3 1/2 . . . Browns 5-2 on Monday nights, Oilers 44 . . . After Browns were routed by Patriots, 31-17, QB Brian Sipe said, "I'm frustrated. I don't have any answers." . . . Former Raider QB Ken Stabler found Steelers just as difficult as ever last week, tossing five interceptions in Oiler debut . . . Brown rookie RB Charles White started and gained two yards on four carries; RB Greg Pruitt, now a reserve, suggested Thursday the Browns might consider shifting him to wide receiver.
Oiler injuries: LB Elvin Betha, neck (Q); LB Ted Thompson, knee (Q); LB Art Stringer, knee (P); RB Adger Armstrong, calf (P); CB Greg Stemrick, ribs (P).
Brown injuries: DE Jerry Sherk, knee (Q); WR Dave Logan, ankle (Q); RB Greg Pruitt, knee (Q); CB Oliver Davis, shoulder (Q).
Key: O -- Out for undetermined length of time, will not dress; D -- Doubtful, at least 75 percent chance will not play; Q -- Questionable, 50-50 chance will or will not play; P -- Probable, virtual certainty player will be available for normal duty.