Today's Games

N.Y. Giants at Washington 4:15

Baltimore at Cincinnati 4:05

Atlanta at Tampa Bay 1

Buffalo at N.Y. Jets 1

Carolina at Cleveland 1

Detroit at Green Bay 1

Indianapolis at Philadelphia 1

New England at Miami 1

Pittsburgh at Tennessee 1

Seattle at Kansas City 1

Chicago at San Diego 4:15

Dallas at Arizona 4:15

St. Louis at San Francisco 4:15

New Orleans at Jacksonville 8:20

OPEN: Minnesota

Monday's Game

Oakland at Denver 9

Thursday's Games

Chicago at Detroit 12:40

Miami at Dallas 4:15

Sunday, Nov. 28

Philadelphia at Washington 1

Jacksonville at Baltimore 1

Arizona at N.Y. Giants 1

Cincinnati at Pittsburgh 1

New England at Buffalo 1

New Orleans at St. Louis 1

San Diego at Minnesota 1

Tennessee at Cleveland 1

Tampa Bay at Seattle 4:05

Kansas City at Oakland 4:15

N.Y. Jets at Indianapolis 4:15

Atlanta at Carolina 8:20

Monday, Nov. 29

Green Bay at San Francisco 9

Game of the Week you WIll See

Pittsburgh at Tennessee

(1 p.m., WUSA-9)

Considering that a 10-6 record may not be good enough to make the playoffs in the AFC this season, this is a critical game for the Steelers, who face the second of five consecutive division opponents today. That stretch began badly last week, when Pittsburgh lost at home to lowly Cleveland, prompting team president Dan Rooney to call it one of the worst defeats in the franchise's 66-year history. Now Pittsburgh, which has not defeated a team with a winning record since Nov. 15, 1998, must regroup on the road. The Steelers are 4-1 away from Three Rivers Stadium and have averaged 50 more yards and 16 more points per game while away. The defense has allowed just three touchdowns over the past four games, but QB Kordell Stewart has thrown for fewer than 140 yards in four straight games and has only five touchdown passes this season. The Titans boast an AFC Central-record 11-game division winning streak, but will most likely have to play without leading receiver -- and former Steeler -- Yancey Thigpen, who sprained his ankle last week. Tennessee can turn to resurgent RB Eddie George, who has 411 rushing yards in his past four games. The Titans have 29 sacks through nine games, just one short of their total for all of last season.

Game of the Week You WON'T SEE

New England at Miami (1 p.m.)

Until last week, the New England Patriots and Miami Dolphins were flourishing in the competitive AFC East. Then the Patriots' offense produced a season-low 229 total yards in a 24-17 loss to the Jets, while the Dolphins were dominated by Buffalo, 23-3. In the teams' last meeting, Oct. 17, Dolphins QB Damon Huard relieved an injured Dan Marino, then rallied the Dolphins to a 31-30 victory on a touchdown pass to Stanley Pritchett with 23 seconds remaining. It marked the fifth straight Miami-New England game to be decided by three points or fewer. QB Drew Bledsoe, who has three career 400-yard games against the Dolphins, is looking for redemption, coming off a 15-for-36, 170-yard, three-interception performance against the Jets.

Marino practiced Wednesday for the first time in a month, but Huard, 3-1 as a starter, will start again today. Miami will try to reverse a 101-yard offensive output against the Bills, the second-lowest in franchise history. The defense allowed a 100-yard rusher for the first time this season (126 by Antowain Smith), its first rushing touchdown of the season (by Jonathan Linton), and 177 total yards rushing after surrendering an average of just 80 per game. Rookie J.J. Johnson takes over as starting tailback after fellow rookie Cecil Collins broke his left leg last week.

Three-Headed Chicago QB

Four quarterback switches in nine games may sound like a disaster, but the Bears are making the shuffle look easy. Shane Matthews led the Bears to a 3-2 start before pulling a hamstring. Cade McNown piloted the team for two games until Matthews returned, then, when Matthews aggravated the injury against Washington, McNown started at Green Bay. Enter Jim Miller, who stepped in when McNown sprained his right knee against the Packers and rallied the Bears to a 14-13 win. Miller followed up by completing 34 of 48 passes for 422 yards and three touchdowns in last week's 27-24 overtime loss to Minnesota, the most prolific day for a Bears QB since Bill Wade threw for 466 yards on Nov. 18, 1962. Behind this injury-plagued rotation, Chicago averages 254.8 yards passing per game, sixth-best in the NFL. Today the rotation isn't near what it was just three weeks ago. Miller will make his second start, McNown will be his backup and Matthews is third string.

Local Heroes

Colts rookie WR Terrence Wilkins (O'Connell) has scored a touchdown on a reception, punt return, kickoff return and fumble recovery this season. With his punt return for a touchdown last week he became the first Colts player ever and the fourth player since 1970 to score a touchdown four different ways in one season. The others are Terry Metcalf in 1975, Billy "White Shoes" Johnson in 1977 and Brian Mitchell in 1997, all of whom accomplished the feat with a rush, reception, punt return and kickoff return. . . . Broncos rookie RB Olandis Gary (Riverdale Baptist) has gone from third-stringer to record holder. Starting after injuries to Terrell Davis and Derek Loville, Gary has 151 carries in his first six starts, breaking the NFL record of 149 set by Eric Dickerson in 1983 and matched by Edgerrin James earlier this season.