Cowboys at Redskins

TV: WDVM-TV-9, WBAL-TV-11, 4 p.m.

Radio: WMAL-630, WQRA-FM-94.3

Injury Update: Dallas: RB Timmy Newsome, knee (D); WR Karl Powe, rib (Q); Washington: T Joe Jacoby, knee (D).

Data: Redskins favored by 3 . . . For first time since 1971, second game of Cowboys-Redskins two-game season series will be at RFK Stadium. Dallas defeated Washington, 44-14, in season opener. Seven times under Coach Joe Gibbs Redskins have lost first meeting in a season series; they won rematch on six occasions. Redskins (5-4) have won four of last five; they have won 10 of last 11 regular-season home games . . . Cowboys (6-3) lead series, 29-20-2. They had team-record six interceptions in victory over Washington earlier this year. Dallas has No. 3 passing offense in NFL (254 yards per game); Redskins are No. 2 against the pass (169 yards allowed per game). Steelers at Chiefs

TV: WRC-TV-4, 1 p.m.

Injury Update: Pittsburgh: QB Mark Malone, toe (O); NT Gary Nunn, ankle (Q); DE Edmund Nelson, calf (Q); Kansas City: DE Art Still, knee (O); WR Henry Marshall, shoulder (O): G Brad Budde, shoulder (O); C Bob Rush, back (Q); LB Jeff Paine, knee (Q); CB Kevin Ross, shoulder (Q); LB Scott Radecic, flu (Q).

Data: Chiefs by 1 1/2 . . . David Woodley starts for Malone. Steelers (4-5) have allowed 14 sacks, second fewest in NFL. They have No. 2 defense in NFL (allowing 274 yards per game) and are No. 1 against the pass (163.8 per game) . . . Chiefs (3-6) have lost five straight. Former Redskins TE Walt Arnold has 18 catches for 12.4-yard average. Colts at Patriots

TV: WMAR-TV-2, 1 p.m.

Injury Update: Indianapolis: TE Tim Sherwin, knee (O); QB Matt Kofler, shoulder (Q); New England: CB Ernest Gibson, hip (D); G Ron Wooten, ankle (Q).

Data: Patriots by 9 1/2 . . . Since QB Steve Grogan became starter, they have won four straight. New England (6-3) is 8-0 against AFC East since Coach Raymond Berry took over midway in 1984. Patriots are 4-1 at Foxboro this season . . . Colts (3-6) are 0-4 on road. They average 4.9 yards per rush, best in AFC. Rams at Giants

TV: WBAL-TV-11, 1 p.m.

Injury Update: Los Angeles: QB Dieter Brock, kidney stones (O); RB Eric Dickerson, ankle (Q); CB Eric Harris, back (Q); New York: none reported.

Data: Giants by 5 . . . At 6-3, they are off to their best start since 1970; Rams' 8-1 start is best since winning first 11 in 1969. New York DE Leonard Marshall leads NFL with 11 1/2 sacks. Giants have activated key OLB Carl Banks from injured reserve, and former holdout all-pro CB Mark Haynes should play substantially . . . Jeff Kemp of Churchill High School in Potomac starts for Brock, and Barry Redden may take Dickerson's place. Rams hold 16-7 edge in series. Falcons at Eagles

Injury Update: Atlanta: DT Dan Benish, back (D); Philadelphia: none reported.

Data: Eagles by 9 . . . Atlanta, which is 1-8 and has lost 17 of its last 19, ended a nine-game losing streak last year with a 26-10 victory over Eagles. RB Gerald Riggs rushed for 127 yards in 44-10 loss to Redskins last week. He leads NFC rushers with 886 yards . . . Eagles (4-5) are 0-3 against NFC West this season. QB Ron Jaworski threw for 394 yards in last week's 24-13 loss to 49ers to tie Sonny Jurgensen's club record of 10 300-yard games. Lions at Bears

Injury Update: Detroit: LB Kurt Allerman, ribs (D); Chicago: QB Jim McMahon, shoulder (Q); WR James Maness, ankle (D); CB Mike Richardson, hamstring (Q); WR Willie Gault, ribs (Q).

Data: Bears by 11 . . . They are 9-0 and can equal their 1984 victory total with win today. Bears have won eight of last 11 meetings with Lions at Soldier Field. Chicago has defeated its last seven NFC Central opponents. It has held a time-of-possession advantage in 32 of its last 33 games. Team says Steve Fuller will start in place of Jim McMahon at QB, but McMahon will suit up and be available . . . Lions (5-4) are 1-4 on the road. Detroit has held Chicago's Walter Payton to fewer than 100 yards rushing in eight straight games. Packers at Vikings

Injury Update: Green Bay: RB Jessie Clark, back (Q); S Mark Murphy, ribs (Q); Minnesota: none reported.

Data: Vikings by 5 1/2 . . . QB Jim Zorn starts again for Packers (3-6), who have lost three straight but have won their last four against Vikings . . . Minnesota (5-4) is last in NFC against run, but recent switch of rookie Keith Millard to LDT and Mark Mullaney to LDE has showed promising results. Cardinals at Buccaneers

Injury Update: St. Louis: S Lonnie Young, leg (Q); LB Bob Harris, ankle (Q); RB Ottis Anderson, foot (Q); WR Roy Green, leg (Q); T Tootie Robbins, hamstring (Q); Tampa Bay: LB Scot Brantley, hip (D); T Sean Farrell, knee (Q); TE Calvin Magee, knee (Q).

Data: St. Louis by 2 1/2 . . . Five of 0-9 Buccaneers' losses have been by seven points or less. They come out inspired, outscoring opponents, 41-38, in first period, but fall apart in third quarter, in which opponents hold 77-17 advantage. Tampa Bay has lost five straight at home . . . Cardinals (4-5) have lost four straight on the road. QB Neil Lomax has been sacked 33 times. Browns at Bengals

Injury Update: Cleveland: QB Gary Danielson, shoulder (D); WR-KR Glen Young, hamstring (Q); Cincinnati: none reported.

Data: Bengals by 3 . . . Both teams are 4-5 and part of four-way tie for first place in AFC Central. Browns have lost three straight. Ozzie Newsome needs four receptions to break Jackie Smith's NFL career record of 480 catches for TEs . . . Bengals have scored most points in NFL (260); Browns have allowed fewest in AFC (132). Jets at Dolphins

Injury Update: New York: CB Russell Carter, back (O); OT Reggie McElroy, groin (O); RB Marion Barber, rib (O); LB Matt Monger, knee (D); CB Davlin Mullen, ankle (Q); Miami: QB Dan Marino, bruised thigh (P); T Jon Giesler, knee (D); WR Nat Moore, rib (Q).

Data: Dolphins by 3 1/2 . . . Miami (5-4) has Don Strock on standby for Marino, who says his arm is fine but whose mobility is limited. Marino is ninth-rated QB in AFC. He has thrown 13 touchdown passes, compared with 27 at this point last season. Dolphins are 4-0 in Orange Bowl this year and 102-21-1 there under Coach Don Shula . . . Jets (7-2) off to best start since 1969. They defeated Dolphins, 23-7, on Oct. 7 by limiting Miami to season-low 200 yards. Jets RB Tony Paige of DeMatha High School is No. 2 in AFC with eight touchdowns. Raiders at Chargers

Injury Update: Los Angeles: none reported; San Diego: TE Chris Faulkner, knee (O); DE Keith Ferguson, knee (Q).

Data: Raiders by 2 1/2 . . . Marcus Allen rushed for 111 yards and three touchdowns as Los Angeles (6-3) defeated Chargers, 34-21, two weeks ago. Raiders have defeated Chargers seven straight times to lead series, 33-17-2 . . . QB Dan Fouts of Chargers (4-5) has had eight of his 44 career 300-yard games against Raiders. San Diego has defeated only two AFC West opponents in last 14 meetings. Seahawks at Saints

Injury Update: Seattle: RB David Hughes, neck (Q); New Orleans: RB Hokie Gajan, hamstring (D); RB Earl Campbell, hamstring (D).

Data: Seahawks by 6 1/2 . . . WR Steve Largent of Seattle (5-4) needs eight receptions to become first receiver in NFL history to have 50 or more in eight seasons. WR Daryl Turner has nine touchdown receptions, an average of one for every 2.2 catches . . . Saints (3-6) have lost four straight. WR Eugene Goodlow, G Brad Edelman and Gajan all might return from injuries this week. Oilers at Bills

Injury Update: Houston: none reported; Buffalo: LB Hal Garner, toe (D).

Data: Oilers by 2 1/2 . . . Buffalo Coach Hank Bullough said he will not tell his 1-8 team whether Vince Ferragamo or Bruce Mathison will start at QB until game time. RB Joe Cribbs, in three games since jumping back from USFL, is averaging 4.5 yards per carry but has yet to score . . . Oilers (4-5) have won three straight. In last week's 23-20 victory over Chiefs, former Giant Butch Woolfolk became first Oiler to rush for more than 100 yards in a game this season. 49ers at Broncos

TV: WJLA-TV-7, WJZ-TV-13, 9 p.m. Monday

Radio: WMAL-630, WQRA-FM-94.3

Injury Update: San Francisco: RB Bill Ring, ankle (D); DT Gary Johnson, chest (Q); LB Milt McColl, hamstring (Q); NT Manu Tuiasosopo, ankle (Q); RB Wendell Tyler, knee (Q); Denver: S Dennis Smith, thigh (Q).

Data: 49ers by 3 . . . QB Joe Montana is probable starter for 49ers (5-4) despite bruised sternum. Denver is one of three NFL teams San Francisco Coach Bill Walsh has never beaten (Chargers and Seahawks are others) . . . Denver Coach Dan Reeves is 5-0 against defending NFL champions. Broncos are 5-8-1 overall in prime time but 5-0 at Mile High Stadium. KEY: (O) out; (D) doubtful -- 75 percent chance will not play; (Q) questionable -- 50 percent chance will not play.