GIANTS at REDSKINS
New York's defense is playing well but not well enough to carry an offense that has scored a league-worst four touchdowns. It will have its hands full with the 5-1 Redskins, whose new Hogs (average weight: 317) are clearing the way for the division's best running game.
JAGUARS at RAMS
Jacksonville's big-play quarterback, Mark Brunell, has enjoyed nine consecutive 200-yard passing games—the last player to do that was Green Bay's Brett Favre in '92—and averages 27.2 yards per touchdown toss. He'll face a St. Louis defense that has allowed twice as many TDs in the air (12) as on the ground (six).
STEELERS at OILERS
Thirty-five players were fined a total of $145,000 when these two teams met just three weeks ago. Houston, which committed four turnovers in that game, can win if it protects the ball and holds Jerome Bettis below 100 yards.
BUCCANEERS at CARDINALS
The Siesta Bowl. As bad as the Bucs have been, they are 3-0 in their last three meetings with the Cardinals, a streak that should come to an end this week.
RAIDERS at CHARGERS
Can any defense that has Junior Seau really be the league's fifth worst? The stats say yes, but San Diego will have had a bye week to prepare for Oakland's improving offense. The Raiders have gone three games without losing a fumble. They won't go four.