NATIONAL CONFERENCE Redskins (3-9) at Falcons (9-3)
TV: WDVM-TV-9, WMAR-TV-2, 1 p.m.
Radio: WMAL-630, WYRE-810, 1 p.m.
Data: Falcons favored by 10 . . . As offense searches for identity and first downs, Redskins become NFC's lowest-scoring team . . . If Falcons win and Vikings lose, Falcons clinch at least wild card playoff berth . . . Redskins 6-1-1 vs. Falcons, but Falcons on six-game winning streak as QB Steve Bartkowski (195 of 341, 57 percent 2,609 yards, 23 TDs) alters image from playboy to leader . . .Redskins pass defense, sparked by CB Lemar Parish's seven interceptions, No. 1 in NFL.
Redskins injuries: T Fred Dean, knee (o); QB Joe Theismann, hamstring (Q); DT Perry Brooks, ankle (Q); T Terry Hermeling, hand (P); C Jeff Bostic, back (P); FB Clarence Harmon, hand (P).
Falcon injuries: DT Wilson Faumuina, ankle (O); WR Alfred Jenkins, back (P); Joel Williams, arm (P); LB Joe Williams, are (P); K Tim Mazzatti, stomach muscle (P). Vikings (6-6) at Saints (0-12)
Data: Vikings favored by 5 . . . "Dick Nolan is a man of character, class and dignity," Saint Gm Steve Resenbloom said in announcing the firing of Nolan. Interim Coach Dick Stanfel, close friend of Nolan, says, "This is the toughest jub I've ever had to accept." (Three times in Saint history they've made midseason coaching change, and each time they've won the nex game) . . . Viking QB Tommy Kramer has thrown 100 consecutive passes without interception . . . Viking victory would tie them for first with Lions in Nfc Central, aka Nfc Scrapheap.
Viking injuries: No new injuries reported.
Saint injuries: TE Brook Williams, knee (Q); C John Hill, leg (Q); LB Joe Federspiel, neck (P); WR Wes Chandler, flu (P); DE Don Reese, knee (P); SS Ray Brown, foot (P). Cardinals (3-9) at Giants (3-9)
Data: Caridnals favored by 2 . . . "I think we learned something last week," says Giant Dave Jennings, top punter in the Nfl. "When you win two in a row, the third doesn't just happen" . . . In St. Louis, dissension and defeatism grow. "Too many guys are hoping somebody else will make the tackle," says Card Coach Jim Hanifan . . . Cards have blown half-time leads four straight weeks . . . Card RB Ottis Anderson (955 yards rushing) may crack 200 yards against Giants' injury-decimated defense. Giants' injur-decimated defense. Giants' injured-reserved list numbers 15.
Cardinal injuries: DE Rush Brown, ankle (P); LB Stve Neils, ankle (P); WR Dave Stief, arm (P).
Giant injuries: LB John Skorupan, knee (O); RB Larry Heater, ribs (Q); DE George Martin, shoulder (P); DT Myron Lapka, hamstring (P); LB Brad Van Pelt, elbow (P). Bucs (4-7-1) vs. Packers (5-6-1)
Data: Packers favored by 4 1/2 . . . Game in Milwaukee . . . Former Chief standout K Jan Stenerud replaces Tom Birney, who had replaced Chester Marcol at midseason . . . Packers, 4-3-1 over last eight games, have three straight 400-yard performances . . . Packer QB Lynn Dickey enjoys best year despite 20 interceptions; WR James Lofton has career highs of 59 catches and 1,015 yards . . . Buccaneers keep reeling: QB Doug Williams erratic, running game sporadic and defense problematic.
Buccaneer injuries: TE Tony Samuels, knee (D); RB Ricky Bell; knee (P); DE Bill Kollar, groin (P); DT Bruce Radford, shoulder (P); LB David Lewis, ankle (P); Lb Richard Wood, knee (P).
Packer injuries: LB Ed O'Neil, shoulder (P); T Greg Koch, leg (P); G Derrel Goforth, knee (P). AMERICAN CONFERENCE Bills (9-3) at Colts (6-6)
Radio: WCBM-680, WNAV-1430, 2 p.m.
Data: Bills favored by 2 . . . Colt Coach Mike McCormack says his players are "angered and frustrated with themselves. We can't control our own destiny" . . . In Buffalo, where fans last week sang, "We're Talking Proud," mood is different. After rout of Steelers, Fs Bill Simpson says, "From now on, nobody is going to bully us around" . . . Colt QB Bert Jones bullied last week and unlikely to play. Greg Landry probably will start, and if he gets hurt, Colts may have to use RBs Don McCauley or Joe Washington at QB . . . Bill defense No. 1 in AFC led by DE Ben Williams' 12 1/2 sacks . . . Colt rookie Curtis Dickey pushing Washington for starting spot at RB.
Bill injuries: WR Frank Lewis, back (D); C Will Grant, hand(P); TE Reuben Gant, knee (P); G Tim Vogler, hamstring (P).
Colt injuries: QB Bert Jones, shoulder (q); WR Mike Siani, foot (Q); T Bob Van Duyne, ribs (Q); LB Ed Simonini, ankle (P); DE Mike Ozdowski, ankle (P); TE Reese McCall, thigh (P); S Bruce Laird, ribs (P); FB Cleveland Franklin, groin (P). Bengals (3-9) at Chiefs (6-6)
Data: Chiefs favored by 7 . . . Bengals sign former Raider K Jim Breech, who replaces rookie Sandro Vitiello, who two weeks ago replaced Ian Hunter, who replaced Vitiello in preseason. (Yes, it's that type of year for the Bengals, averaging 12 points a game) . . . Chiefs winners of six of their last eight in belated playoff drive . . . Bengal QBs Ken Anderson and Jack Thompson equally ineffective this season . . . Chief CB Eric Harris has six interceptions in past six games . . . Chief J. T. Smith, a former Redskin, leads NFL with 14.6 average on punt returns.
Bengal injuries: WR Don Bass, knee (Q); FB Pete Johnson, knee (Q); T Anthony Munoe, shoulder (P).
Chief injuries: T Charles Getty, nose (O); LB Whitney Paul, leg (Q); PR-WR J. T. Smith, thumb (Q); CB Gary Green, thigh (P); RB Horace Belton, thigh (P). Browns (8-4) at Oilers (8-4)
TV: WRC-TV-4, 4 p.m.
Data: Oilers favored by 3 1/2 . . . How To Stop Earl Campbell , an anthology by Cleveland Browns personnel: "He's like trying to stop a telephone pole," says DE Lyle Alzado; "There's not an insurance company in the world who'd give you a collision policy if they knew you were going to play against Campbell," says Coach Sam Rutigliano; "I've seen him run over linemen, linebackers and defensive backs. That hasn't happened to me, and I'm not going to let it," says LB Robert Jackson, who shook Campbell's dental work loose earlier this season. Oiler Campbell, questionable this week, has 1,360 yards rushing . . . Brown QB Brian Sipe rated No. 1 in AFC; Oiler QB Ken Stabler hitting 65 percent of passes but has 22 interceptions.
Brown injuries: WR Keith Wright, knee (D); Te Ozzie Newsome, ankle (Q); DE Lyle Alzado, ribs (P); CB Clint Burrell, knee (P).
Oiler injuries: RB Rob Carpenter, cheek (D); C Greg Davidson, shoulder (D); K Toni Fritsch, thigh (Q); RB Earl Campbell, knee (Q); RB Ronnie Coleman, shoulder (Q); TE Mike Barber, hip (P); TE Dave Casper, concussion (P); MC Ken Kennard, knee (P); T Leon Gray, hamstring (P); FB Tim Wilson, hip (P); RB Boobie Clark, hamstring (P). Dolphins (6-6) at Steelers (7-5)
tv: WRC-TV-4 1 p.m.
Data: Steelers favored by 6 1/2 . . . DE Dwight White lectures on the world champion Steelers' woes: "We're taking water fast and we've got to start bailing. The ship is sinking and the pumps are broken. So we've got to get all together and start bailing." Steeler Coach Chuck Noll, in simpler terms: "The whole story is going to be how we respond to this" . . . Dolphin rookie QB David Woodley leads resurgent offense averaging 381 yards the past three weeks . . . Steeler K Matt Bahr has hit eight of his last win all remaining games for shot at playoffs. Dolphin injuries: RB Terry Robiskie, back (O); LB Steve Towle, virus (D); T Eric Laakso, ankle (Q); LB ralph Ortega, knee (Q); LB Larry Gordon, ankle (Q).
Steeler injuries: WR Jim Smith, leg (o); LB Robin Cole, ankle (O); T Jon Kolb, ankle (O); KR Larry Anderson, ribs (O); DE L. C. Greenwood, ribs (Q); QB Terry Bradshaw, knee (P). INTERCONFERENCE Patriots (8-4) at 49ers (4-8)
TV: WBAL-TV-11, 4 p.m.
Data: Patriots favored by 7. . . . Pat QB Steve Grogan, despite gimpy knees, will start after his 78-game starting streak was broken last week. Backup Matt Cavanauagh (knee) did not practice all week. . . . 49er Coach Bill Walsh sits down QB Steve DeBerg again, and Joe Montana will start. . . . 49ers broke eight-game losing string last week against equally woeful Giants. . . . When Pats hot, they burn; seven times this season they have scored 34 points or more. . . . 49er RB Earl Cooper has set NFL mark for receptions by rookie (63 for 498 yards).
Patriot injuries: QB Matt Cavanaugh, knee (Q); QB Steve Grogan, knee (P); WR Stanley Morgan, foot (P); G Sam Adams, knee (P); C Bill Lenkaitis, hip (P).
49er injuries: T Ron Singleton, flu (Q); LB Willie Harper, ankle (P); LB Scott Hilton, ribs (P). Jets (3-9) at Rams (8-4)
Data: Rams favored by 10. . . . Coach Walt Michaels' job is secure through 1981, says Jet President Jim Kensil (Jet upset of Oilers last week smart ploy by Michaels). . . . Rams, leading NFC with 42 sacks, should pressure Jet QB Richard Todd (22 interceptions) into mistakes. . . Jet pluses: Steady Ram offensive line powers NFC-best 360 yards per game. j
Jet injuries: CB Bobby Jackson, shoulder (D); C Joe Fields, knee (D); RB Kevin Long, ankle (P); WR Derrick Gaffney, hamstring (P); DE Joe Klecko, thigh (P).
Ram injuries: DT Cody Jones, ankle (P); K Frank Corral, groin (P); C Dennis Harrah, arm (P); RB Elvis Peacock, groin (P); FS Ivory Sully, arm (P). Eagles (11-1) at Chargers (8-4)
Data: Chargers favored by 3 1/2. . . . Eagles, on eight-game winning streak and already with playoff berth clinched, have little to prove. . . . Eagles' NFC-best defense meets Chargers' QB Dan Fouts' latest amazing numbers: 266 of 457, 58 percent, 3,526 yards, 26 TDs. Fouts has thrown twice as many interceptions. . . . Eagle Claude Humphrey, 36, has 13 1/2 sacks in part-time duty. . . .Charger John Jefferson needs 17 yards to become first NFL receiver to reach 1,000-yard plateau in each of first three seasons. . . .Eagle RB Wilbert Montgomery had most extensive duty last week since injury.
Eagle injuries: DE Claude Humphrey, knee (Q); RB Perry Harrington, hamstring (Q).
Charger injuries: S Pete Shaw, knee (O); CB Hal Stringbert, (O); CB Mike Williams, groin (Q); c Bob Rush, knee (Q); LB Ray Preston, knee (Q); S Frank Duncan, knee (P). MONDAY GAME Broncos (7-5) at Raiders (8-4)
TV: WJLA-TV-7, WJZ-TV-13, 9 p.m.
Radio: WTOP-1500, 9 p.m.
Data: Raiders favored by 4. . . . Raider offense sputtering of late but defense remains tight, giving up only 103 yards per game on the ground and recording 41 sacks. . . . Broncos, winners of six of their last eight, have averaged 29 points in winning last three in a row. . . . Both teams' midseason turnarounds sparked by over-the-hill QBs: Raider Jim Plunkett, 33, and Bronco Craig morton, 37. . . . Bronco K Fred Steinfort 21 of 24 on FGs and 22 of 22 on PATs. . . . Group of Raider fans, with the theme "Save Our Raiders," organizing massive noshow demonstration for first five minutes of game.
Bronco injuriesd G Paul Howard, back (Q); CB Louis Wright, eye (P).
Raider injuries: TE Todd Christensen, foot (D); CB Monte Jackson, knee (P).
Key: O -- Out for undetermined length of time; D -- Doubtful, at least 75 percent chance will not play; Q -- Questionable, 50-50 chance will play; P -- probable, virtual certainty will be available for normal duty.