Tampa Bay (+31/2)

at Atlanta, 1 (WTTG-5)

It's all about redemption and rejuvenation for the Bucs. Brian Griese, cast away from Denver, has thrown just one interception in 116 attempts this season, the best interception-to-attempt ratio in the league. Tampa Bay is looking for its fourth win in its past five after an 0-4 start.

Pittsburgh (-31/2) at Cleveland, 1

The Steelers have rushed for an astounding 445 more yards than their (then-undefeated) opponents over the past two games. But the Browns rank ninth in the league in rush defense.

Houston (+9) at Indianapolis, 1

This one could be as exciting as Monday's Colts-Vikings tilt. Indianapolis and Houston rank 1-2 in the league in 20-yard pass plays. The Colts have 38, and the Texans have 35. Plus, both teams rank in the bottom 10 in total defense.

Detroit (+31/2) at Jacksonville, 1

Jaguars Coach Jack Del Rio wants his team to develop more of a rushing attack (they rank 26th in the league after finishing eighth last year). He says it has nothing to do with the fact that quarterback Byron Leftwich is out with a sprained left knee. Riiiiight.

Kansas City (-31/2)

at New Orleans, 1

The Chiefs' dreadful defense will now have to get along without linebacker Shawn Barber, who is out for the year with a knee injury. And their offense will have to make do without Priest Holmes, who likely won't play today because of a bum knee.

Baltimore (-1) at New York Jets, 1 (WJZ-13)

Jets offensive coordinator Paul Hackett has promised that New York's offense is going to do "things that are going to make us totally different-looking to the defense" now that Quincy Carter is the team's starting quarterback. He also said he wants Carter to put "his own flair into it." Translation: We're going to give the ball to Curtis Martin and LaMont Jordan 160 times.

Seattle (-1) at St. Louis, 1

The Seahawks' defense leads the league in interceptions with 12, but starting cornerback Ken Lucas likely will miss today's game with a bruised lung, meaning Kris Richard could get his first career start.

Chicago (+51/2) at Tennessee, 1

It's not looking good for Steve McNair and his bruised sternum. "It's not any better than it was last week," he said. He added that he doesn't want to risk getting hit, which is a definite possibility against a Bears defense that has 10 sacks in its last two games.

New York Giants (-21/2)

at Arizona, 4:15

Last season, the Giants were 4-4 heading into a game with the 1-7 Falcons. New York lost that game, as well as the rest of them and finished 4-12. This season, they were 5-2 before last week's loss to lowly Chicago. Will history repeat itself? If Kurt Warner continues his turnover-prone ways, you can bank on it.

Minnesota (+4) at Green Bay, 4:15 (WBFF-45)

By the count of Vikings defensive coordinator Ted Cottrell, Minnesota's defensive backs have dropped nine potential interceptions. They've held on to just four, the second-lowest total in the league.

Carolina (+1) at San Francisco, 4:15

If anything, this game between one-win teams will give the loser the inside track on the No. 1 draft pick in next year's draft. Of course, the Dolphins might have something to say about that, but only time will tell.

Buffalo (+7) at New England, 8:30 (ESPN)

Bills safety Lawyer Milloy has been a force in his three games back from injury. He already has 19 tackles and an interception. Buffalo has risen from 14th in the league in pass defense before Milloy's return to third since then.

Philadelphia (-61/2) at Dallas, 9 Monday (WJLA-7, WMAR-2)

The Steelers exposed the Eagles as poor against the run last week, but the Cowboys haven't been able to establish their ground game at all this season. Philadelphia gives up 4.7 yards per rushing attempt, second-worst in the league, but the Cowboys are barely averaging 100 yards rushing per game.