For the Colts, unlike the Redskins, the last weekend until ??? was a lost weekend in Florida--and there was more to it than Dolphins 24, Colts 20 before they could get home to Baltimore. The four-engine DC-8 rolling along a runway at Miami International Airport with the football team aboard had moved about 1,000 feet when, whoa. The pilot, Capt. John Montague, decided not to take it aloft. One engine had failed.

Never any danger, said a United Airlines spokesman, echoed by a Federal Aviation Administration official. The team left four hours late on a 727 brought from Fort Myers, Fla. . . .

Ex-Redskin Lemar Parrish recalled by the Bills, and Efren Herrera signed to replace Nick Mike-Mayer, just before the stoppage . . . While holdout Joe Cribbs flew to Buffalo to say, "I don't really want to be traded" -- and to schedule a meeting today with Bills officials about his quest for, say, $400,000 a year . . .

Charger Kellen Winslow now has time to think over his postgame "mad enough to retire" gripe. "If things continue in the ridiculous direction they're going, I may end my career in this league as a five-year player," said fourth-year pro Winslow. "In four preseason games and two regular-season games, I've already had my face mask grabbed more than I did all of last year. Once I'm across the line, everybody comes at my head." And the officials turn their heads and don't call it, he charged . . .