Cardinals at Redskins
TV: WJLA-TV-7, WJZ-TV-13, 9 p.m. Monday
Radio: WMAL-630, WQRA-FM-94.3
Injury Update: St. Louis: RB Randy Love, ankle (D); LB Danny Spradlin, hamstring (Q); Washington: P Jeff Hayes, thigh (injured reserve).
Data: Cardinals favored by 1 1/2 . . . Redskins (1-3) are 14-10 on Monday night; Cardinals (3-1) are 4-5-1. Washington, which lost at RFK two weeks ago and in Chicago last week, has not lost two straight at home, or three straight overall, since 1981. Field position has been critical for Washington this year: Opponents have started inside 50-yard line 15 times (scoring nine). Redskins have started inside 50 only once. They have been outscored, 57-7, in second half . . . Cardinals have not won at RFK since 1978. RB Ottis Anderson had 34th 100-yard game in 43-28 victory over Packers. WR Roy Green has caught passes in 60 straight games. Steelers at Dolphins
TV: WRC-TV-4, WMAR-TV-2, 1 p.m.
Injury Update: Pittsburgh: NT Gary Dunn, knee (Q); Miami: LB Charles Bowser, ankle (D); S Lyle Blackwood, hip (Q); RB Tony Nathan, head (Q); WR Mark Clayton, ankle (Q).
Data: Dolphins by 7 1/2 . . . Rematch of 1984 NFC championship game has Steelers' NFL-leading pass defense (yielding 122 yards per game) against league's No. 2 passing offense (QB Dan Marino is throwing for 311 yards per game). Dolphins (3-1) hold 6-3 edge over Steelers, including 3-0 in Orange Bowl . . . QB Mark Malone of Steelers (2-2) leads NFL with 11 touchdown passes. Steelers, 37-24 losers to Bengals on Monday night, are 16-7 in games after Monday appearances. 49ers at Falcons
TV: WDVM-TV-9, 1 p.m.
Injury Update: San Francisco: LB Jim Fahnhorst, knee (D); WR Jerry Rice, shoulder (D); Atlanta: WR Charlie Brown, ribs (D); DE Mike Gann, shoulder (Q); LB Jeff Jackson, groin (Q).
Data: 49ers by 11 1/2 . . . Falcons (0-4) off to worst start since franchise's first year in 1969 (0-9 start). Atlanta has forced only one fumble this year. Ex-Redskins have had minimal impact: Brown has 14 catches for one touchdown. RB Joe Washington has 13 receptions, but has rushed only 47 yards . . . In last week's 20-17 loss to Saints, QB Joe Montana of 49ers (2-2) was sacked personal-high six times and completed less than 50 percent of his passes for only second time in his career. Chiefs at Raiders
TV: WRC-TV-4, 4 p.m.
Injury Update: Kansas City: WR Carlos Carson, knee (Q); S Lloyd Burruss, thigh (Q); Los Angeles: QB Marc Wilson, ankle (Q).
Data: Raiders by 3 . . . Wilson practiced late in week with Raiders' first and second units. Rusty Hilger, who completed one of seven passes in relief last week, starts if Wilson cannot . . . Chiefs (3-1) defeated Raiders, 36-20, in prime-time game Sept. 12. They have not swept series from Raiders (2-2) since 1981. Chiefs had five interceptions, including four by S Deron Cherry, in last week's 28-7 victory over Seattle. Vikings at Rams
TV: WBAL-TV-11, 4 p.m.
Injury Update: Minnesota: RB Alfred Anderson, knee (Q); Los Angeles: G Russ Bolinger, arm (O); WR Ron Brown, pancreas (D); S-CB Eric Harris, knee (Q).
Data: Rams by 6 1/2 . . . In 27-21 victory over Bills last week, Vikings (3-1) rushed more yards (171) than they passed (167) for only third time in three seasons. QB Tommy Kramer has thrown three touchdown passes in each of last two games . . . Rams QB Dieter Brock was named last week's NFC offensive player of the week. Rams (4-0) have allowed 52 points, second-best in NFL. Cowboys at Giants
TV: WJLA-TV-7, WJZ-TV-13, 9 p.m. Sunday
Injury Update: Dallas: RB Timmy Newsome, knee (Q); T Phil Pozderac, knee (Q); New York: none reported.
Data: Giants by 2 . . . Giants (3-1) have NFL's top-rated defense and have allowed fewest points (50). Cowboys (3-1) have given up only 57 points, and are averaging 388 yards per game offensively, tops in NFC. New York has won six straight at Meadowlands against NFC opponents . . . Dallas RB Tony Dorsett rushed 159 yards in 17-10 win over Oilers last week, his best game in four years. Cowboys have outscored opponents, 45-14, in fourth quarter. Bills at Colts
Injury Update: Neither team reported any new injuries.
Data: Colts by 3 1/2 . . . Hank Bullough debuts as Buffalo coach. Bills (0-4) lost last six overall under Kay Stephenson, and last 10 on road. Bills have won five of last six from Colts . . . Indianapolis (1-3) has intercepted only two passes this season, but Buffalo QB Vince Ferragamo has already been intercepted nine times. Colts have not allowed a sack in last two games. Oilers at Broncos
Injury Update: Houston: none reported; Denver: LB Rick Dennison, ankle (D); G Keith Bishop, knee (D); S Dennis Smith, shoulder (Q).
Data: Broncos by 8 1/2 . . . They are 23-8 at Mile High Stadium under Coach Dan Reeves. LB Karl Mecklenburg leads AFC with six sacks. K Rich Karlis has made last 12 FG attempts . . . Oilers (1-3) have been outscored, 44-0, in first quarter. Former Heisman-winning RB Mike Rozier is averaging 2.8 yards per carry. Broncos (2-2) lead series, 18-9-1. Patriots at Browns
Injury Update: New England: C Trevor Matich, ankle (Q); DE Garin Veris, hamstring (Q); DE Toby Williams, knee (Q); LB Ed Williams, ankle (Q); CB Ray Clayborn, hamstring (Q); LB Brian Ingram, knee (Q); Cleveland: WR Fred Banks, hamstring (Q); Tom Cousineau, lower back (Q).
Data: Browns by 3 1/2 . . . Patriots (2-2) defeated Browns in Cleveland last year, but trail in overall series, 5-2. Opponents have scored eight of nine times (six touchdowns) after getting inside Patriots' 20. New England is minus-9 in turnovers . . . Cleveland (2-2) rushing offense is No. 1 in NFL (181 yards per game), and Earnest Byner is third (313 yards) in AFC. Browns are 29-10 against NFC East; Patriots are 13-16 against AFC Central. Jets at Bengals
Injury Update: New York: CB Russell Carter, shoulder (Q); CB Bobby Jackson, hamstring (Q); S Harry Hamilton, knee (Q); C Joe Fields, groin (Q); C Guy Bingham, thigh (Q); Cincinnati: LB Glenn Cameron, thigh (Q); C Bruce Kozerski, ankle (Q); RB Bill Johnson, hamstring (Q).
Data: Bengals by 3 . . . Jets (3-1) have won their last three and hold 6-3 edge over Bengals. RB Freeman McNeil leads AFC in rushing with 415 yards. Jets' three turnovers are fewest in league; QB Ken O'Brien has not been intercepted in last three games . . . Bengals (1-3) come off their first victory, 37-24, over Steelers, but are still allowing average of 34 points per game. QB Boomer Esiason has thrown three touchdown passes in each of last two games. Chargers at Seahawks
Injury Update: San Diego: QB Dan Fouts, knee (O); WR Trumaine Johnson, hamstring (Q); DE Tony Simmons, groin (Q); Seattle: WR Danny Greene, hamstring (O); LB Shelton Robinson, hip (Q).
Data: Seahawks by 13 1/2 . . . Chargers have No. 1-rated offense in NFL, but now Mark Herrmann will be the QB. Seattle (2-2) defeated Chargers, 49-35, on Sept. 15. Chargers (2-2) have yielded 30 points per game, but defensive coordinator Tom Bass was fired in midweek, and Dave Adolph will try to stabilize defense . . . Seattle Coach Chuck Knox is 6-3 lifetime coaching against San Diego's Don Coryell. Seahawks (2-2) have defeated Chargers in five of last six meetings. Bears at Buccaneers
Injury Update: Chicago: G Kurt Becker, knee (O); Tampa Bay: CB Paul Dombroski, thigh (Q); LB Jeff Davis, shoulder (Q): RB-KR Leon Bright, knee (Q).
Data: Bears by 8 1/2 . . . NFL's leading passer, Jim McMahon, plays for 4-0 Bears. League's top rusher, James Wilder, plays for 0-4 Buccaneers. Bears defeated Buccaneers, 38-28, on Sept. 8 to lead series, 11-4, including five straight victories. RB Walter Payton has rushed more than 100 yards seven times in 15 games against Tampa Bay . . . Wilder has rushed more than 100 yards six straight games. O.J. Simpson and Earl Campbell share NFL record of seven straight. Eagles at Saints
Injury Update: Philadelphia: LB Anthony Riggs, knee (Q); CB Roynell Young, groin (Q); S Wes Hopkins, hamstring (Q); New Orleans: RB Hokie Gajan, hamstring (Q).
Data: Saints by 3 1/2 . . . QB Randall Cunningham of Eagles (1-3), whose status was questionable with twisted ankle, practiced late in week and will start. He leads Philadelphia with 186 yards rushing . . . Saints (2-2), after 20-17 upset of 49ers, seek third straight victory for only fifth time in team's history. They have league's top defense against the pass. Lions at Packers
Injury Update: Detroit: G Chris Dieterich, knee (D); RB James Jones, thigh (Q); WR Leonard Thompson, hamstring (Q); Green Bay: DE Ezra Johnson, toe (Q).
Data: Packers by 3 1/2 . . . QB Lynn Dickey starts for Packers (1-3). He did not start last week's 43-28 loss to Cardinals at his own request, citing general lack of motivation. He relieved Randy Wright to throw three touchdown passes. Packers have won five of last six from NFC Central opponents . . . Lions (3-1) can match last year's victory total with a victory. QB Eric Hipple has been the key. No Lion, other than injured Billy Sims, has rushed more than 100 yards in a game since 1981.
KEY: (O) out; (D) doubtful -- 75 percent chance will not play; (Q) questionable -- 50 percent chance will not play.