NATIONAL CONFERENCE Cards (5-9) at Eagles (11-3)
TV: WDVM-TV-9, WMAR-TV-2, 1 p.m.
Data: Eagles favored by 9 . . . Someone doesn't like likable Dick Vermeil: twice this season, the Eagle coach's game plan has been stolen . . . Eagles, losers past two weeks by total of four points, are still allowing only 13 points a game best in NFL . . . In 30 games as pro, Cardinal RB Ottis Anderson has 14 100-yard rushing days; Anderson's 151 yards sparked Cards over Eagles 10 weeks ago . . . Eagle DE Claude Humphrey has team-leading 13 1/2 sacks.
Cardinal injuries: WR Pat Tilley, groin (o); LB Mark Arneson, ankle (D); QB Jim Hart, chest (Q).
Eagle injuries: TE Keith Krepfle, knee (O); G Petey Perot, hip (Q); RB Wilbert Montgomery, thigh (Q); K Tony Franklin, left knee (Q); TE Ken Dunek, ankle (Q). 49ers (6-8) at Falcons (11-3)
Data: Falcons favored by 10 . . . "Atlanta's linebackers are the heart and soul of the team. Those guys just fly around out there," said Eagle QB Ron Jaworski. Most acrobatic is Joel Williams, leading NFC with 15 sacks . . . Falcons 8-0 when second-year RB Wiliam Andrews records 100-yard rushing game . . . During Falcons' eight-game winning string, opponents outscored, 136-29, in second half . . . Who's NFC's best passer? According to league rating system, it's 49er QB Joe Montana (126 of 196, 1,410 yards, 13 TDs) . . .49ers winners of three straight . . . If playoff-bound Falcons win or Rams lose, Falcons clinch NFC West crown. 49er injuries: CB Charles Johnson, hip (Q); SS Ricky Churchman, thigh (P); WR Dwight Clark, hip (P); LB Willie Harper, ankle (P); LB Scott Hilton, ribs (P); RB Lenvil Elliott, ribs (P); LB Dan Bunz, neck (P).
Falcon injuries: RB William Andrews, hand (P); DE Jeff Yeates, shoulder (P); RB Lynn Cain, hip (P); G Dave Scott, ankle (P). Bucs (5-8-1) at Lions (7-7)
Data: Lions favored by 6 1/2 . . . How could Lions blow 2 1/2-game lead in football's Bonzo Division? "Our special teams made a big contribution again," Lion Coach Monte Clark said sarcastically last week fater kick return for TD beat Lions for second straight time . . . Buccaneer Coach John McKay criticizes team in general, praises QB Doug Williams in particular after Tampa drops out of playoff contention . . . Lion RB Billy Sims, slowing as season dwindles, has 1,233 yards rushing, 14 TDs . . . Lions' other rookie standout, K Ed Murray, 24 of 37 on FGs, 29 of 30 on PATs.
Buccaneer injuries: DE Lee Roy Selmon, knee (P); QB Doug Williams, knee (P); LB David Lewis, ankle (P); RB Ricky Bell, knee (P).
Lion injuries: No new injuries reported. AMERICAN CONFERENCE Dolphins (7-7) at Colts (7-7)
Radio: WCBM-680, WNAV-1430, 4 p.m.
Data: Colts favored by 3 1/2 . . . Both teams out of playoff picture . . . In past six years, Colts 6-1 against Dolphins when QB Bert Jones starts, 0-4 when he is sidelined . . . Dolphin rookie QB David Woodley, at helm past eight weeks, completing 62 percent of passes for 1,361 yards and 10 TDs . . . Colt rookie RB Curtis Dickey, shoving Joe Washington to the bench, totals 643 yards rushing and 12 TDs, including nine scores in last six games.
Dolphin injuries: CB Don McNeal, wrist (O); CB Doug Beaudoin, cheek (O).
Colt injuries: RB Cleveland Franklin, knee (P); LB Barry Krauss, hip (P); LB Ricky Jones, ankle (P); S Lyle Blackwood, back and hamstring (P). Bills (10-4) at Patriots (8-6)
TV: WBAL-TV-11, 1 p.m.
Data: Patriots favored by 4 . . . "Hey, when you look at it, we made the bed hard so now we got to sleep in it," remarked Pat WR Harold Jackson, his way of waying that his team has blown a sure playoff berth. Pats, in annual late-season swoon, losers of four of their last five . . . "Thank God for our defense," says Bill QB Joe Ferguson. Bills No. 1 in defense in NFL . . . Boston newspaper columnist wrote last week that Pat-Coach Ron Erhardt would be fired if Pats miss playoffs . . . Pats start Matt Cavanaugh at QB again . . Bill rookie RB Joe Cribbs totals 1,000 yards rushing on 274 carries . . . If Bills win this week or next week, they clinch AFC East title.
Bill injuries: WR Frank Lewis, back (P); LB Isiah Robertson, arm (P).
Patriot injuries: QB Steve Grogan, knee (P); LB Larry McGrew, elbow (P); G Sam Adams, knee (P); S Bill Currier, knee (P). Raiders (9-5) at Broncos (7-7)
TV: WRC-TV-4, 4 p.m.
Data: Raiders favored by 2 1/2 . . . Miracle-maker Jim Plunkett may not lead Raiders to promosed land because his magic has worn off. Raiders have scored only three TDs in past three games but can still ensure playoff berth by winning final two games . . . Raider defense still charmed: in last three games, foes averaging 2.6 yards on first downs; also, opposition WRs have not caught a third-down pass in those games . . . Raider CB Lester Hayes has 11 inteceptions, three shy of Night Train Lane's season mark . . . Broncos' best weapons are their kickers: K Fred Steinfort 22 of 27 on FGs, P Luke Prestridge No. 2 in AFC with 43.3 average.
Raider injuries: TE Todd Christensen, foot (P); RB Kenny King, ankle (P); RB Art Whittington, knee (P).
Bronco injuries: DE Greg Boyd, ankle (Q); DT Don Latimer, toe (P). Chiefs (7-7) at Steelers (8-6)
Data: Steelers favored by 7 1/2 . . . Last gasps from a dying dynasty? "They keep burying us," said Steeler QB Terry Bradshaw, "but we keep draining out the embalming fluid" . . . Chiefs, winners of seven of their last 10, again start Bill Kenney at QB. Kenny 12 of 18 for 142 yards last week in his initial game . . . Aging Steelers constantly hurt by pass but have limited six of last seven opponents to less than 100 yards on the ground . . . Chief K Nick Lowery 16 of 19 on FGs; Steeler K Matt Bahr has hit 11 of his last 13 FG attempts . . . "I'm angry at the whole season right now," said Steeler Coach Chuck Noll. "But you win as a team. Losers point fingers. And we are not losers."
Chief injuries: T Matt Herkenoff, knee (O); T Charlie Getty, ankle (O); QB Steve Fuller, knee (O); LB Whitney Paul, leg (Q); LB Gary Spani, back (Q).
Steeler injuries: KR Larry Anderson, ribs (O); LB Robin Cole, ankle (Q); G Steve Courson, ankle (Q). INTER CONFERENCE Bengals (4-10) at Bears (6-8)
Data: Bears favored by 6 1/2 . . . Only in the NFC Central: Bearsrs can still tie for division crown but already are eliminated from playoffs . . . Last week, Bsear QB Vince Evans threw for 316 yards, best passsing performance by Bear since 1970. "He gets better and better each week," said Bear Coach Neill Armstrong. "If he gets any better this week, I can't wait for Sunday . . . Bengals start Jack Thompson at QB . . . Bear RB Walter Payton (1,252 yards) making strong late bid for fifth straight NFC rushing crown.
Bengal injuries: QB Ken Anderson, ankle (Q); LB Rick Razzano, ankle (D); WR Don Bass, knee (Q); LB Reggie Williams, elbow (Q); DE Ross Browner, toe (P).
Bear injuries: no new injuries reported. Browns (10-4) at Bikings (8-6)
TV: WRC-TV-4, 1 p.m.
Data: Browns favored by 3 1/2. . . Yes, these aree division leaders, even if Vikings often look more like cellar dwellers. . . Brown QB Brian Sipe, owner of four 300-yard passing days this season, also owns AFC's No. 1 passing rating and NFL's fastest-rising image. . . Browns third in AFC offense. . . Viking QB Tommy Kramer throws equally often to WRs Ahmad Rashad and Sammy White and RBs Ted Brown and Rickey Young. . . If Browns win and Oilers lose, Browns clinch AFC Central title; if Vikings win or Lions lose, Vikings take NFC Central crown.
Brown injuries: DE Lyle Lzado, hamstring (Q). Oilers (9-5) at Packers (5-9-1)
Data: Oilers favored by 6 1/2. . . Oiler Coach Bum Phillips on how he knows if RB Earl Campbell (1,550 yards rushing) is hurt: "I look at the direction he's walking in. If he's walking back toward the bench, he's hurt. If he's going back to the huddle, he's not". . . After last week's 61-7 loss to Bears, Packer Coach Bart Starr's job apparently in jeopardy again. . . Oilers second in AFC defense while QB Ken Stabler maintains league-best 64 percent completion rate. . . Packer WR James Lofton leads NFC with 1,148 yards on 67 receptions.
Oiler injuries: T Leon Gray, Achilles (O); WR Mike Renfro, hamstring (Q); WR Tim Smith, thigh (P); K Toni Fritsch (O).
Packer injuries: WR James Lofton, foot (P); WR Aundra Thompson, ribs (p); SS Steve Luke, foot (P). Saints (0-14) at Jets (3-11)
Data: Jets favored by 7 1/2. . . No Saints jokes, please , asks QB Archie Manning. "We've been getting a lot of ridicule but we're still trying," he said. . . Okay, no jokes, but one good anecdote: last week, Manning passed for 377 yards and Saints built 35-7 lead on 49ers. San Francisco won, 38-35. . . "Nobody here wants to be the first team to lose to them," said Jet DE Mark Gastineau (11 1/2 sacks), sounding almost as if the Jets may lose. . . Jets concerned about dangerous style of WR Lam Jones, who often leaps for passes unneccesarily.
Saint injuries: T James Taylor, knee (D); C John Hill, leg (P); C Jim Pietrzk, leg (P).
Jet injuries: S Ken Schroy, ribs (O); CB Bobby Jackson, shoulder (Q); T Marvin Powell, hamstring (P); FB Kevin Long, ankle (P). MONDAY GAME Cowboys (11-3) at Rams (9-5)
TV: WJLA-TV-7, WJZ-TV-13, 9 p.m.
Radio: WTOP-1500, 9 p.m.
Data: Cowboys favored by 1. . . "You guys write for the Rams," Ram Coach Ray Malavasi told reporters last week. "Why write stuff that hurts the Rams? You should try to help the Rams". . . Cowboys peaking in late season again; in last 10 years, Cowboys are 24-4 in December regular-season games, 14-7 in playoffs. . . Cowboy Coach Tom Landry credits surprising, solid performances of QB Danny White, LB Mike Hegman, DE Ed, Jones and CBs Steve Wilson and Aaron Kyle for boosting squad. . . Rams, leading NFC in offensive yardage, have signed RB Lydell Mitchell to replace injured Elvis Peacock. . . Rams' next win assures them of at least a wild-card playoff berth; Cowboys already have clinched playoff berth for 14th time in 15 years.
Cowboy injuries: C John Fitzgerald, foot (Q); LB Bob Bruenig, knee (P); SS Dextor Clinkscale, shoulder (P); RB James Jones, ankle (P); G Herbert Scott, shoulder (P); SS Charlie Waters, knee (P).
Ram injuries: RB Elvis Peacock, knee (O); CB Pat Thomas, ankle (D); QB Vince Ferragamo, ribs (Q); LB Jim Youngblood, elbow (Q); DE Fred Dryer, calf (Q); FS Nolan Cromwell, ankle (P); DT Mike Guman, knee (P); DT Cody Jones, hamstring (P); T Doug Freance, shoulder (P); LB George Andrews, thigh (P).
Key: -- Out for undetermined length of time; D -- Doubtful, 75 percent chance will not play; Q -- Questionable, 50-50 chance will play; P -- Probable, virtual certainty will be available for normal duty .