NATIONAL CONFERENCE Redskins (5-10) at Cards (5-10)
TV: WDVM-TV-9, WMAR-TV-2, 1 p.m.
Radio: WMAL-630, WYRE-810, WQRA-FM-94.3, 1 p.m.
Data: Cards favored by 2 . . . Jack Pardee's last game as Redskin coach? Bobby Beathard's last game as Redskin GM? George Allen's last game as ex-Redskin coach? . . . Don't turn that dial -- this one's for third place in NFC East . . . "The key will be to contain Joe Theismann," says Card Coach Jim Hanifan . . . Card WR Mel Gray kept 104-game reception streak alive last week with catch on last play of game . . . Redskins have beaten Cards eight of last nine.
Redskin injuries: DT Perry Brooks, ankle (Q); TE Rick Walker, thigh (P); LB Monte Coleman, wrist (P); DT Dave Butz, hand (P); CB Lemar Parrish, flu (P); DT Paul Smith, leg (P).
Cardinal injuries: DE Curtis Greer, thumb (O); FS Ken Greene, knee (O); QB Jim Hart, ribs (D); LB Calvin Favron, knee (D); DT Bill Acker, knee (D); DE Bob Pollard, shoulder (Q); TE Doug Marsh, hip (Q); G Barney Cotton, hand (P). Falcons (12-3) at Rams (10-5)
Data: Rams favored by 4 1/2 . . . According to one Atlanta newspaper, Falcon Fever is spreading throughout South, replacing Carter Malaise . . . Falcons, 6-1 on road this season, have never won in L.A. . . Rams, Yankee style, ignore clubhouse bickering, lead NFC in offense (370 yards a game) and sacks (52) . . . Falcon's 26 interceptions include 16 by rookies, led by LB Al Richardson's seven . . . Rams 21-5-2 vs. Falcons . . . Both teams in playoffs; if Rams win and cowboy's lose, Rams host Dallas in wild card game.
Falcon injuries: QB Steve Bartkowski, knee (P); T Warren Bryant, neck (P); RB James Mayberry, foot (P); G R.C. Thielemann, ankle (P); RB Lynn Cain, hip (P).
Ram injuries: LB Carl Ekern, knee (O); CB Pat Thomas, calf (Q); DE Jack Youngblood, ankle (P); LB Jim Youngblood, elbow (P); DE Fred Dryer, calf (P). Packers (5-9-1) at Lions (8-7)
Data: Lions favored by 6 . . . Lions, 5-0 at one point, finally bit the dust last week for playoffs. Packers, in playoff contention at midseason, have been outscored, 83-10, last two weeks . . . Packer WR James Lofton (68 catches, 1,175 yards) needs seven receptions and 57 yards for Packer seasonal marks . . . Lion RB Billy Sims cinch for NFC rookie award: 1,249 yards on ground, 577 through air, 15 TDs.
Packer injuries: DE Ezra Johnson, leg (Q); G Mel Jackson, hamstring (Q); WR Ron Cassidy, elbow (Q); CB Estus Hood, leg (Q); LB Ed O'Neil, back (Q); WR James Lofton, leg (P); WR Aundra Thompons, ribs (P).
Lion injuries: WR Leonard Thompson, leg (Q); RB Billy Sims, hip (P); G Tommie Gin, leg (P); RB Dexter Bussey, leg (P). Eagles (12-3) at Cowboys (11-4)
TV: WDVM-TV-9, 4 p.m.
Radio: WEER-1250, WEER-FM-107.7, 4 p.m.
Data: Cowboys favored by 4 . . . they are mad in Dallas. No one beats the Cowboys, 38-14, as the Rams did last week. If the Cowboys beat Eagles by 26 points or more, they take NFC East crown. If the Cowboys win by less than 26 points , they host those Rams in wild card game. If Cowboys lose and Rams win, Rams host wild card game . . . Cowboys still NFL's highest scoring team (28 points a game);Eagles NFL's least scored-upon team (12.5 points) . . . Cowboys 7-0 at Texas Stadium this season. . . Qb Ron Jaworski has only one 300-yard passing game this season and Rb Wilbert Montgomery has only 100-yard rushing game, but Eagles keep winning. w
Eagle injuries: TE Keith Krepfle, knee (Q); G Petey Perot, hip (Q); LB Ray Phillips, knee (Q); LB Bill Bergey, shoulder (Q); TE Ken Dunek, ankle (Q).
Cowboy injuries: C John Fitzgerald, foot (Q); CB Aaron Mitchell ankle (Q); WR Butch Johnson, knee (Q); LB Bob Bruening, knee (P); LE Bruce Huther, back (P); QB Danny White, knee (p). INTER CONFERENCE Bills (10-5) at 49ers (6-9)
TV: WBAL-TV-11, 4 p.m.
Data: Bills favored by 6 1/2 . . . Bill QB Joe Ferguson, listed as questionable, says, "I'm sure I'll be ready to go. We have to forget about yesterday (24-2 loss to Pats). We accept the fact we got out butts whipped" . . . 49er Coach Bill Walsh says he's determined to win to earn "respectable" 7-9 mark . . . 49er WR Dwight Clark leads NFC with 78 catches and RB Earl Cooper has 77 . . . Bill defense No. 1 in NFL (253 yards allowed a game) . . . If Bills win or Pats lose, Bills take FC East title. The only way Bills miss playoffs is it they lose, Pats win, and Browns, Oilers, Chargers and Raiders also win (it has snowed in Buffalo in July).
Bill injuries: LB Chris Keating, knee (O); QB Joe Ferguson, ankle (Q); S Jeff Nixon, knee (Q); T Ken Jones knee (P); WR Frank Lewis, back (P).
49er injuries RB Don Woods, ribs (D); LB Willie Harper, ankle (Q); SS Ricky Churchman, shoulder and knee (P); DE Lawrence Pillers, ankle (P); LB Bobby Leopold, toe (P); LB Kena Turner, concusion (P). a Vikings (9-6) at Oilers (10-5)
Data: Oilers favored by 10 . . . Vikings, winner of six of their seven, have clinched seventh NFC Central crown in eight years after Minnesota miracle last week. "You can't coach good fortune," says Viking Coach Bud grant after "a sandlot maneuver" beat Browns on last play of game. QB Tommy Kramer completed 38 of 49 for 456 yards in win . . . Oiler RB Earl Campbell (1,731 yards rushing) can join Jim Brown and Steve Van Buren as only players to lead league in rushing three straight years . . . Oiler defense has not permitted TD in 10 quarters . . . Oiler win assures at least wild card spot; if Browns lose, Oilers win AFC Central title regardless of Viking outcome.
Viking injuries: No new injuries reported.
Oiler injuries: K Toni Fritsch, leg (D); WR Mike Renfro, hamstring (P); WR Billy Johnson, ankle (P). Patriots (9-6) at Saints (1-14)
Data: Pats favored by 9 . . . "We're going to New Orleans with respect for The Saints," said Pat Coach Ron Erchardt, aware of Saints' initial 1980 success last week, 21-20, over Jets. "Even after that last second ticked off, I still couldn't believe it," says Saint DT Derland Moore. Saints still guaranteed first pick in 1981 draft . . . Pats limited Bills to 154 yards last week . . . If Pats win and Bills lose, Pats earn AFC East title. If Pats win and Bills win, Pats can get wild card spot if Chargers or Browns lose. And if Pats lose, it's another chilly New England winter.
Patriot injuries: LB Larry McGrew, elbow (Q); QB Steve Grogan, knee (P); QB Matt Cavanaugh, knee (P); LB Rod Shoate, elbow (P); G Sam Adams, knee (P); DE Julius Adams, hip (P).
Saint injuries: C Jim Pietrzak, leg (P); LB Joe Federspiel, back (P); FS Tommy Meyers, knee (P); DT Mike Fultz, knee (P). Raiders (10-5) at Giants (4-11)
Data: Raiders favored by 7 . . . Raiders No. 1 in AFC against the rush (103 yards a game), second in sacks (49) and CB Lester Hayes leads NFL with 12 interceptions . . . And as another Giant losing season becomes history, Coach Ray Perkins says he has instructed his team "to play on Sunday with reckless abandon and aggressiveness and to come out a winner" . . . Giant QB Phil Simms says he'll be "a sore loser" if backup QB Scott Brunner beats him out at that spot . . . Raiders will clinch at least wild card spot with a win; if Chargers lose, it still would take an act of God or Pete Rozelle to keep them out of playoffs (don't ask, don't ask).
Raider injuries: RB Kenny King, ankle (Q); CB Monte Jackson, knee (P); RB Art Whittington, knee (P).
Giant injuries: WR-KR Alvin Garret, ribs (O); LB Brad Van Pelt, arm (Q); WR Earnest Gray, ankle (P); QB Phil Simms, shoulder (P). AMERICAN CONFERENCE Chiefs (7-8) at Colts (7-8)
Radio: WCBM-680, WNAV-1430, 2 p.m.
Data: Colts favored by 3 1/2 . . . Well, QB Bert Jones was healthy all year but Colts still not a winner. "I've had a pretty good year," says Jones, "Considering we didn't have the ball all that much." Jones' stats: 226 of 405, 2,909 yards, 20 TDs, 20 interceptions.
Chief injuries: QB Steve Fuller (O); LB Whitney Paul, leg (Q); RB James Hadnot, back (P).
Colt injuries: RB Cleveland Franklin, knee (P); LB Ricky Jones, ankle (P). Browns (10-5) at Bengals (6-9)
TV WRC-TV-4, 1 p.m.
Data: Browns favored by 4 . . . Browns must win to capture football's toughest division, AFC Central. "If we can this division, that's a Super Bowl in itself," says Brown QB Brian Sipe . . . Brown G. Henry Sheppard speaks calmly about contest: "We definitely will take no prisoners. There is no malice against any individual, but this is all-out war" . . . Bengals on three-game winning streak behind FB Pete Johnson's three 100-yard rushing days . . . Brown RB Mike Pruitt needs 17 yards rushing for second straight 1,000-yard season.
Brown injuries: CB Judson Flint, ankle (Q).
Bengal injuries: LB Reggie Williams, elbow (Q); QB Anderson, ankle (P). Broncos (7-8) at 'Hawks (4-11)
Data: Seahawks favored by 3 . . . Broncos try to avoid first losing season since Red Miller became coach in 1977; Seahawks try to snap eight-game losing skein . . . Seahawk QB Jim Zorn joins Saint QB Archie Manning this season among only four players to record three straight 3,000-yard passing campaigns (Joe Namath and Daryle Lamonica are others) . . . Bronco players choose C Bill Bryan and LB Randy Gradishar as most valuable players.
Bronco injuries: RB Jim Jensen, shoulder (O); DT Don latimer, knee (O); WR Haven Moses, arch (P).
Seahawk injuries: C. John Yarno, knee (D); LB Joe Norman, knee (Q); Te mArk Bell, back (Q); T Steve August, elbow (P); T Ron Essink, wrist (P); DE Jacob Green, knee (P); DE Bill Gregory, knee (P); S John Harris, ankle (P); LB Mike Jackson knee and foot (P); WR Steve Largent, elbows and calf (P); S Vic Minor, knee (P); G Bob Newton, toe (P); S Keith Simpson, back (P). MONDAY GAME Steelers (9-6) at Chargers (10-5)
TV: WJLA-TV-7, WJZ-TV-13, 9 p.m.
Radio: WTOP-1500, 9 p.m.
Data: Chargers favored by 4 . . . Steelers 10-6 on Monday nights, Chargers 4-2 . . . For first time in seven seasons, Steeler RB Franco Harris (759 yards rushing) will not have 1,000-yard year . . . Chargers averaging 395 yards a game and lead NFL with 58 sacks . . . If Chargers win, Chargers take AFC West title; if Chargers lose, they can earn wild card if Browns or Oilers lose . . . Steelers can earn wild card if they beat Chargers, Pats lose and both Browns and Oilers win. And that's the truth.
Steeler injuries: LB Dennis Winston, flu (Q); KR Larry Anderson, kidney (Q).
Charger injuries: DE Fred Dean, groin (Q); RB Clarence Williams, shoulder (Q); G Doug Wilkerson, shoulder (P).
Key: O -- Out for undertermined 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.