COWBOYS at 49ERS
Dallas continues to hit the snooze button in '96, but in two earlier must-win road games this year—at Philly and at Miami—the defending champs' focus was Super Bowl-caliber. The Niners have won seven of their last eight regular-season matchups with Dallas.
BILLS at EAGLES
The Beasts of the Easts, AFC and NFC, respectively, are both coming off their best wins of the year. Philadelphia quarterback Ty Detmer is for real and so, still, is Buffalo's Jim Kelly. A win would make the Bills 4-0 against the NFC East this season.
PACKERS at CHIEFS
Kansas City's aggressive cornerbacks, Dale Carter and James Hasty, will make life miserable for Green Bay's second-tier receiving corps. The Chiefs could pull off a mild upset if they force a turnover or two.
RAVENS at JAGUARS
Vinny Testaverde ( Baltimore) and Mark Brunell ( Jacksonville) are the NFL's passing-yardage leaders, but each lost to the Bengals in his last outing. Ouch.
LIONS at CHARGERS
If I only had that offensive talent.... That's what San Diego coach Bobby Ross will be thinking during pregame warmups. Here's a reason to tune in this Monday-night game: Lions running back Barry Sanders versus Chargers linebacker Junior Seau, a matchup that has never occurred outside the Pro Bowl.