Giants at Redskins

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

Radio: WMAL-630, WQRA-FM-93

Injury Update: New York: none reported; Washington: T Joe Jacoby, knee (Q); RB John Riggins, back (P).

Data: Redskins favored by 1 . . . NFC East-leading Giants (7-3, tied with Cowboys) seek fifth straight victory for first time since 1970 and their first sweep of Washington (5-5) since 1977. Giants defeated Redskins, 17-3, on Oct. 20. New York leads NFL in total defense (262 yards per game) and pass defense (163 per game). Rookie K Eric Schubert has made all six field goal attempts since replacing Jess Atkinson two weeks ago. New York's 43 sacks tie Dallas for NFC lead. Giants are 3-9-1 on Monday night . . . Redskins have 15-10 primetime record, but only 3-4 under Coach Joe Gibbs. WR Art Monk has made 18 of his 46 catches on third down, and 17 have been for first downs. Bears at Cowboys

TV: WDVM-TV-9, WBAL-TV-11, 1 p.m.

Injury Update: Chicago: QB Jim McMahon, strain in throwing shoulder (O); Dallas: DE Kevin Brooks, groin (Q).

Data: Game rated even . . . Victory by Bears (10-0) would clinch NFC Central title, marking earliest clinching by any team since 16-game format was instituted in 1978. Steve Fuller starts for McMahon, who did not practice this week . . . Each team could have a rusher go over 1,000 yards for the season: Walter Payton of Bears needs 49 yards and Tony Dorsett of Cowboys (7-3) needs 102. Steelers at Oilers

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

Injury Update: Pittsburgh: QB Mark Malone, toe (O); NT Gary Dunn, ankle; DE Edmund Nelson, calf (O); (Q); Houston: none reported.

Data: Steelers by 3 . . . They increased their series lead to 23-9 with 20-0 victory over Oilers (4-6) on Sept. 22. Pittsburgh (5-5) is 4-1 in Three Rivers Stadium this year. Steelers have allowed 15 sacks, second fewest in NFL . . . Butch Woolfolk leads Oilers in rushing (311 yards) and receiving (38 catches). Houston is 1-4 on the road. Dolphins at Colts

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

Injury Update: Miami: CB Robert Sowell, knee (O); DE Doug Betters, knee (D); T Jon Giesler, knee (D); CB William Judson, hamstring (Q).

Data: Dolphins by 8 . . . Miami (6-4) has defeated Colts (3-7) 10 straight times to lead series, 23-9. WR Mark Duper returned from injured reserve for eight receptions and club record 217 yards in last week's 21-17 victory over Jets. LB Jay Brophy starts for first time this season . . . After allowing only 11 sacks through its first 10 games, Indianapolis has allowed 14 in last two. Bengals at Raiders

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

Injury Update: Cincinnati: none reported; Los Angeles: S Mike Davis, knee (O).

Data: Raiders by 6 . . . Bengals (5-5) are highest-scoring team in NFL, averaging 28.7 points, and have won three straight. Cincinnati has averaged 40:27 in time of possession in last two games . . . Raiders (6-4) have defeated Bengals in five of last six meetings to lead series, 11-4. Raiders have registered 40 sacks, second best in AFC, including 8 1/2 by DE Howie Long. Patriots at Seahawks

TV: WMAR-TV-2, 4 p.m.

Injury Update: New England: LB Steve Nelson, eye (D); S Roland James, knee/finger (Q); DE Julius Adams, foot/knee (Q); CB Ernest Gibson, hip (Q); Seattle: none reported.

Data: Seahawks by 3 1/2 . . . Patriots (7-3) have won five straight and hold 4-1 series advantage over Seahawks (6-4). Last year, Patriots overcame 23-0 deficit for 38-23 victory. Patriots are 7-5 in domed stadiums. They are 14-15 in games on the West Coast . . . Seattle is 3-1 in Kingdome. WR Steve Largent needs three receptions to become first player in NFL history to have eight 50-catch seasons. Rams at Falcons

Injury Update: Los Angeles: none reported; Atlanta: none reported.

Data: Rams by 6 . . . QB Dieter Brock of Los Angeles (8-2), who missed last week's 24-19 loss to Giants with kidney stone problem, began practicing Wednesday and is expected to start. RB Eric Dickerson has rushed for more than 100 yards each of last two games. Rams lead series, 28-7-2 . . . Falcons (1-9) have lost three straight and 18 of last 20. RB Gerald Riggs has three-consecutive 100-yard rushing games. Eagles at Cardinals

Injury Update: Philadelphia: WR Mike Quick, thigh (Q); CB Herman Edwards, hamstring (Q); S-CB Ray Ellis, back (Q); St. Louis: RB Ottis Anderson, calf (O); S Bennie Perrin, knee (O); G-T Carlos Scott, hamstring (Q); WR Roy Green, leg (Q); T Tootie Robbins, hamstring (Q); S Lonnie Young, shoulder (Q).

Data: Cardinals by 2 1/2 . . . Game originally was scheduled for Philadelphia, but earlier meeting (won by Eagles, 30-7) had site changed due to baseball playoffs. Eagles (5-5) have won four of last five from Cardinals (4-6). Quick has had three straight games with more than 100 yards receiving . . . Stump Mitchell starts for Anderson. Buccaneers at Jets

Injury Update: Tampa Bay: LB Scott Brantley, hip (Q); LB Chris Washington, knee (Q); New York: CB Russell Carter, back (D); CB Davlin Mullin, ankle (D); T Reggie McElroy, groin (D); S Kirk Springs, thigh/arm (Q); LB Matt Mongre, knee (Q).

Data: Jets by 10 . . . Buccaneers come off 16-0 victory over St. Louis in which James Wilder ran for more than 100 yards for the fifth time this season. Opponents are completing 65 percent of their passes against Tampa Bay . . . Jets (7-3) are 21-26 against NFC, but 12-5 against NFC Central including 7-0 at home. Rookie WR Al Toon is averaging 15.7 yards per catch since ending holdout. CB Bobby Jackson has been beat for only two touchdowns this season. Vikings at Lions

Injury Update: Minnesota: WR Leo Lewis, foot (Q); LB Dennis Fowlkes, hip (Q); DE Doug Martin, back (Q); RB Alfred Anderson, neck (Q); Detroit: none reported.

Data: Lions by 3 1/2 . . . Minnesota, which defeated Detroit, 16-13, two weeks ago, looks for its first season sweep of Lions since 1979. The running game has not been good to the Lions (5-5): they are next to last in the NFL in rushing (93.6 yards per game) and last stopping the run (178 yards per game). Detroit is 4-0 at home . . . Darrin Nelson of Vikings (5-5) seeks his third straight 100-yard game rushing. Saints at Packers

Injury Update: New Orleans: G Pete Perot, leg (D); Green Bay: CB Mark Lee, hamstring (Q).

Data: Packers by 8 in Milwaukee . . . QB Bobby Hebert, formerly of USFL, makes first NFL start for Saints (3-7), who have lost five straight . . . Packers (4-6) have won six straight over Saints for 9-2 series lead. Chiefs at 49ers

Injury Update: Kansas City: LB Gary Spani, hamstring (Q); C Bob Rush, back (Q); WR Stephone Paige, hip (Q); S Lloyd Burruss, knee (Q); San Francisco: RB Wendell Tyler, knee (Q); RB Bill Ring, leg (Q).

Data: 49ers by 12 . . . Chiefs (3-7) hope to avoid club-record seventh straight loss . . . QB Joe Montana of 49ers (5-5) has thrown six interceptions, fewest among NFC's rated quarterbacks. WR Dwight Clark has caught at least one pass in 82 straight games. Bills at Browns

Injury Update: Buffalo: G Tim Vogler, knee (O); Cleveland: QB Gary Danielson, shoulder (D); G Dan Fike, back (Q); TE Travis Tucker, hamstring (Q).

Data: Browns by 8 . . . They have lost four straight, but are 17-6 at home against AFC East. Cleveland (4-6) has No. 4 defense in AFC (allowing 292 yards per game), but rookie QB Bernie Kosar has generated average of only 8.7 points over last three games . . . Bills (2-8) have lost 13 straight on the road, but are coming off 20-0 win over Oilers as QB Bruce Mathison made his first start. Chargers at Broncos

Injury Update: San Diego: LB Carlos Bradley, foot (injured reserve); Denver: RB Sammy Winder, bruised buttocks (D); S Dennis Smith, thigh (Q).

Data: Broncos by 5 . . . Gerald Willhite starts for Winder, Denver's leading rusher. S Steve Foley makes his first start for Broncos (7-3) since injurying shoulder Oct. 6 . . . Chargers (5-5) have won two straight with Dan Fouts, back as No. 1-rated passer in AFC, occasionally throwing from three-back formation resembling wishbone. KEY: (O) out; (D) doubtful -- 75 percent chance will not play; (Q) -- 50 percent chance will not play.