Denver CB Champ Bailey vs. Washington WR Santana Moss
Though Bailey, who began his career with the Redskins, missed last week's game against the Jaguars with a hamstring pull -- ending a run of 99 straight starts -- he's almost certain to play today against the team that traded him after the 2003 season for running back Clinton Portis.
Bailey, one of the better lock-down corners in the league, likely will spend a good portion of his afternoon trying to shadow the Redskins' best wide receiver, Santana Moss, who leads his team with 15 catches, 22.8 yards per catch and two touchdown receptions, both against Dallas.
Washington RB Clinton Portis vs. Denver LB Al Wilson
Portis has made no apologies for circling this game on his calendar, mostly because the Broncos chose to trade him to Washington after the 2003 season despite him rushing for more than 1,500 yards in both of his seasons in Denver. Portis is averaging 4.2 yards per carry in his first three games but hasn't scored.
Wilson, a veteran, is off to a spectacular start this season, with 22 tackles, 2 forced fumbles and 1 sack. He was a major factor in the Broncos holding Jacksonville to 12 yards rushing last week, and he'll likely be keying on his former teammate.