Redskins (0-2) at Cardinals (0-2)
TV: WDVM-TV-9, WBAL-TV-11, 1 p.m.
Radio: WMAL-630, 1 p.m.
Data: Cardinals favored by 4 . . . Will we see quality football from Busch Stadium? "Right now we stink," says Cardinal WR Pat Tilley. "We're 0-2 and we stink." And from Redskin Coach Joel Gibbs: "We're just not a good football club right now" . . . Redskins' new-look offense: 96 passes in two games, one for a TD . . . Redskins, winners of nine of last 10 versus Cardinals, have not been 0-3 since 1965's 0-5 start.
Redskin injuries: LB Monte Coleman, shoulder (O), RB Joe Washington, Achilles (D); RB John Riggins, knee (D); G Russ Grimm, knee (D); QB Joe Theismann, right thumb (P); KR-S Mike Nelms, Thumb (P); LB Mel Kaufman, knee (P); G Darryl Grant, foot (P); DT Perry Brooks, nect (P), LB Rich Milot, shoulder (P).
Cardinal injuries: RB Theotis Brown, ankle (P).
Lions (1-1) at Vikings (0-2)
Data: Lions favored by 3 1/2 . . . Lions outgained Chargers last week, 385 to 367, and QB Gary Danielson looked crafty in 18-of-26 day for 213 yards . . . Vikings boast four of NFC's top-10 active pass catchers: Ahmad Rashad, Rickey Young, Tony Galdbreath and Sammy White.
Lion injuries: WR Mark Nichols shoulder (Q); DE Dave Pureifory, leg (P); RB Vince Thompson, back (P); CB James Hunter, neck (P).
Viking injuries: QB Steve Dils, shoulder (O); QB Tommy Kramer, knee (Q); RB Ted Brown, knee (Q); LB Jeff Siemon, groin (Q); CB John Turner, leg (Q); LB Dennis Johnson, ankle (Q).
Packers (1-1) at Rams (O-2)
V: WDVM-TV-9, 4 p.m.
Data: Rams favored by 7 . . . All is well and turbulent as usual in L.A., whee Coach Ray Malavasi continues to blame reporters for Ram losses . . . Ram QB Coach Paul Lanham says, "Pat Haden may be subconsciously trying to prove he's as good as Vince Ferragamo in every way" . . . Newly signed Packer QB Lynn Dickey 40 of 67 for 507 yards in first two games
. . . How does Bart Starr explain a 17-Q lead turning in 15 minutes into a 31-17 defeat last week against he Falcons? "I don't know that we can explain it."
Packer injuries: No injuries reported.
Ram injuries: DE Cody Jones, shoulder (P); DT Phil Murphy, elbow (P); QB Pat Haden, ankle and hip (P); LB Carl Ekern, knee and thigh (P); T Jackie Slater, knee (P).
Saints (1-1) at Giants (1-1)
V: WBAL-TV-11, 4 p.m.
Data: Giants favored by 3 . . . This is a TV Game? . . . "I'm not a one-man show," says Saint savior George Rogers (162 yards rushing versus Rams). "I hope the fans don't think I'm Superman" . . . Giant Coach Ray Perkins benches WR Earnest Gray for Johnny Perkins and RB Billy Taylor sits down in favor of Doug Kotar . . . Giants thinking of using rookie LB Lawrence Taylor exclusively as pass rusher.
Saint injuries: QB Archie Manning, hamstring (D); RB George Rogers, foot (D); G Sam Adams, head (D); SS Russell Gary, back (D); FS Tommy Myers, groin (Q); CB Ken Bordelon, knee (Q).
Giant injuries: TE Tom Mulladay, hand (D); RB-KR Alvin Garrett, hamstring (D); C Ernie Hughes, ankle (Q); RB Louis Jackson, hamstring (Q); LB Brad Van Pelt, shoulder (P); LB Harry Carson, neck (P); LB Frank Marion back (P); T Brad Benson, ankle (P).
49ers (1-1) at Falcons (2-O)
Data: Falcons favored by 9 . . . "This time we better be ready to play four quarters," says Falcon Coach Leeman Bennett, whose club beat Packers, 31-17, last week although waiting until the last period to score . . . Falcon WR alfred Jenkins weighs 155 pounds and has 28-inch waist but has 75-game pass-catching streak.
49er injuries: TE Eason Ramson, knee (D); DT Archie Reese, elbow (Q); RB Paul Hofer knee (Q); DE Jim Stuckey, ankle (P).
Falcon injuries: QB Steve Bartkowski, ribs (P).
Buccaneers (1-1) at Bears (O-2)
Data: Bears favored by 3 1/2 . . . "I've always believed in an offense that combines the run and the pass but I'm not going to put my head in a vise and keep squeezing it," says Buccaneer Coach John Mckay, hinting he may throw all the time if running game doesn't improve . . . "Two Sundays in a raw we've self-destructed," says Bear Coach Neill Armstrong.
Buccaneer injuries: S Mike Washington, groin (Q); T Charley Hannah, hamstring (Q); T Dave Reavis, knee (P); DE Bill Kollar, hip (P).
Bear injuries: K Bob Thomas, hamstring (O); RB Roland Harper, hamstring (P).
Colts (1-1) at Broncos (1-1)
TV: WRC-TV-4, WMAR-TV-2, 4 p.m.
Radio: WCBM-680, 4 p.m.
Data: Broncos favored by 3 . . . Branco offense sputtering despite new multple formations; QB Craig Morton, 38, is year older than the coach, Dan Reeves . . . Colt Coach Mike McCormack turns tough: closed practices ordered and, he says, "I will not disclose who is starting until game time Sunday" . . . Two weeks ago Colt fans were comparing RBs Randy McMillan and Curtis Dickey with the Alan Ameche-Lenny Moore Tandem of 1950s. Last week they gained only 64 yards.
Colt injuries: DE Donnell Thompson, knee (D); QB Bert Jones, elbow (P); DT Mike Barnes, hamstring (P); LB Sanders Shiver, foot (P).
Bronco injuries: WR Rick Upchurch, knee (D); T Claudie Minor, knee (D); LB Bob Swenson, groin (P).
Browns (O-2) at Bengals (2-O)
Data: Bengals favored by 2 . . . Bengal RB Archie Griffin claims Brown LB Robert Jackson spit in his face during final game last year. Bengal offensive linemen claim they were packed in the eyes repeatedly. Browns (O-2) at Bengals (2-O)
Data: Bengals favored by 2 . . . Bengal RB Archie Griffin claims Brown LB Robert Jackson spit in his face during final game last year. Bengal offensive linemen claim they were poked in the eyes repeatedly. Brown S Thom Darden was fined $1,000 by NFL for his forearm blow to Bengal WR Pat McInally; afterward, Darden said, "Give me another shot at that skinny, guitar-playing intellectual." Harvard-educated McInally says he holds no grudge.
Brown injuries: S Clint Burrell, knee (O); RB Mike Pruitt, hamstring (Q); DE Lyle Alzado, calf (Q); WR Dave Logon, hamstring (Q); WR Reggie Rucker, back (Q).
Bengal injuries: G Glenn Bujnach, back (Q); LB Jim LeClair, shoulder (Q); TE Dan Ross, knee (Q); RB Charles Alexander, ribs (Q); NT Wilson Whitley, knee (Q); C Blake Moore, knee (P); T Anthony Munoz shoulder (P); QB Jack Thompson, ankle (P).
Dolphins (2-O) at Oilers (2-O)
Data: Oilers favored by 3 . . . Oiler Coach Ed Biles says he shouldn't have played injured RB Earl Campbell last week; Campbell reinjured shoulder and again is questionable . . . In last 40 games, Dolphins have yielded 100 yards or more to opposing RBs only three times; Campbell has done it twice . . . Dolphin DE Kim Bokamper has four sacks; Oiler DE Elvin Bethea blocked two FG attempts last week.
Dolpin injuries: DE Bill Barnett, leg (D); DT Bob Baumhower, groin (Q).
Oiler injuries: TE Davie Casper, hamstring (D); RB Earl Campbell, shoulder (Q), RB Rob Carpenter, back and shoulder (Q) WR Mike Renfro, toe (P).
Jets (0-2) at Steelers (0-2)
Data: Steelers favored by 5 1/2 . . . New York City claims another victim, changing sweet-mannered Jet Coach Walt Michaels into a grouch. First Michaels tees off at his players at meeting, then lambasts a reporter for "trying to poison my players against me" . . . "0 and 2 is nothing to get excited about," says Jet QB Richard Todd, who even hints at playoff possibilities . . . Steelers 5-0 vs. Jets.
Jet Injuries: LB Greg Buttle, hip (Q); G Dan Alexander, back (P); RB Freeman McNell, elbow (P); LB Anthony Washington, elbow (P), FB Mike Augustyniak, ribs (P).
Steeler Injuries: T Tom Beasley, leg (O); CB Ran Johnson, ankle (D), LB Robin Cole, knee (Q), WR Lynn Swann, ankle (P).
Chargers (2-0) at Chiefs (2-0)
Data: Chargers favored by 4 . . . Chief QB Bill Kenney, the next-to-last player selected in 1978 draft, now 4-1 as a starter . . . Charger QB Dan Fouts, a casual 18 of 26 for 316 yards last week, ties his own NFL record with fourth straight 300-yard regular season game (six in a raw including playoffs) . . . Chief S Lloyd Burruss, University of Maryland, made first NFL start last week.
Charger injuries: DE Fred Deon, grain (Q); DE Don Reese, shoulder (P); S Pete Shaw, shoulder (P); LB Fay Preston, hip (P).
Chief injuries: Q Steve Fuller, knee (D); WR Henry Marshall, ankle (Q); DE Mike Bell, toe (Q); TE I Dixon, hip (P); RB James Hadnot, back (P).
Seahawks (1-1) at Raiders (1-1)
Data: Raiders favored by 7 . . . Seahawk Jim Zorn needs 23 yards passing to join Joe Namath and Johnny Unitas as only NFL QBs to reach 15,000-yard mark in first six seasons . . . Raider CB Lester Hayes' superstitions: 1) he wears kangaroo shoes on grass; 2)he must always touch an all-pro player before a game; 3) he tapes the towel he wears around his belt seven times; 4) he has hed the same chinstrap since 1967.
Seahawk injurie: CB Dave Brown, leg (O); RB Eric Lane, knee (D); RB David Hughes, ankle (P).
Raider injuries: S Mike Davis, leg (O); WR Rob Chandler, spleen (O); NT Reggie Kinlaw, knee (O); RB Kenny King, ankle (P).
Cowboys (2-0) at Patriots (0-2)
TV: WJLA-TV-7, WJZ-TV-13, 9 p.m.
Radio: WTOP-1500, 9 p.m.
Data: Monday night game rated ever . . . Cowboy RB Ton Dorsett, off to his best start ever (37 carries, 261 yards) says, "I have a point to prove this year is the NFL. What I do is play football and want to let that speak for itself" . . . Patriot QB Steve Grogon largely ineffective so far . . . Cowboy K Rafael Septien has seven straight FGs.
Cowboy injuries: C Robert Shaw, knee (D), DE Donald Smerek, knee (D); FS Michael Downs, hamstring (P); CB-S Ron Fellows, back (P); SS Charlie Waters, ankle (P); CB Steve Wilson, ankle (P).
Patriot injuries: RB Horace Ivory, hamstring (Q); WR Stanley Morgan, knee (P); RB Vagas Ferguson, ankle (P); LB Steve Nelson, ankle (P); LB Steve King, shoulder (P).
Key: O -- Out for undetermined length of time; D -- Doubtful, 75 percent chance will not play; Q -- Questionable, 50-50 chance will play, P -- Probable, virtual certainly will be available for normal duty.