Minnesota at Washington Sunday matches teams with the same records (3-5), but the Redskins have won two straight while Bud Grant's Vikings have dropped three of their last four. The key here will be the ability of the Redskin defense to shut down slumping Tommy Kramer. Joe Theismann is playing up to last year's level. Washington by 7. In other top NFL games this weekend:

Philadelphia (7-1) at Seattle (4-4) -- The Eagles, despite a host of injuries suffered in the win over the Bears, remain the class of the NFC and are a 1-2 choice to edge Dallas for divisional honors. Both the Eagles and the Seahawks have strong passing attacks, but better defense makes the Eagles the pick over a Seahawk team that has yet to win at home. Philadelphia by 3.

Dallas (6-2) at St. Louis (3-5) -- The Cardinals have been an up-and-down team, but flew high against the Colts. Add the win over Baltimore to an earlier upset of the Eagles, then throw in the past events of an intense rivalry, and you'll see why the Cardinals are looking forward to dueling the Cowboys. Cowboys are even money to win the NFC East. Dallas by 5.

In other games: Buffalo 4 over Atlanta, San Diego 4 over Cincinnati, Detroit 8 over San Francisco, Kansas City 2 over Baltimore, Pittsburgh 14 over Green Bay, Tampa Bay 7 over the New York Giants, Houston 3 over Denver, Los Angeles 14 over New Orleans, New England 10 over the New York Jets, Oakland 7 over Miami, Cleveland 5 over Chicago.