Washington and Chicago are 3-6 teams battling for survival and slim wild-card hopes in the National Football League.
Redskin Coach Jack Pardee is 0-2 against his former employers. The Bears have lost three of their last four. The Redskins' revival was halted by the shocking loss to the Tommy Kramer-less Vikings. The Bears need more scoring punch from Walter Payton, who has visited the end zone just once in the team's first nine games. Chicago by 4.
In the Monday night game, New England against Houston is a key contest. The Oilers' Earl Campbell has been virtually unstoppable the last month and has rushed for 740 yards on 134 carries, scoring five times. The condition of Patriot Steve Gorgan's ailing knees must be watched. Patriot Coach Ron Erhardt has indicated that continued porblems will lead him to shift to Matt Cavanaugh. Houston by 3.
Other games this weekend: Atlanta 2 over St. Louis, Buffalo 4 over N.Y. Jets, Oakland 8 over Cincinnati, Baltimore 4 over Cleveland, Dallas 11 over N.Y. giants, San Diego 8 over Denver, Detroit-Minnesota even, Seattle 2 over Kansas City, Los Angeles 11 over Miami, Philadelphia 10 over New Orleans, Pittsburgh 7 over Tampa Bay, Green Bay 3 over San Franciso.