Tonight's games

September 11, 2006|By CHICAGO TRIBUNE


Time -- 7


Line -- Redskins by 4 1/2 .

Last meeting -- Redskins won, 21-18, at Washington on Jan. 2, 2005.

Key stat -- Redskins have won four straight openers.

The buzz -- After making playoffs last season and spending in free agency again, the Redskins look for a quick start. The Vikings' offense may make it tough, though.


Time -- 10:15


Line -- Chargers by 3.

Last meeting -- Chargers won, 34-10, at San Diego on Dec. 4, 2005.

Key stat -- Chargers have won five straight vs. the Raiders.

The buzz -- Art Shell returns as the Raiders' coach, but he doesn't have a way to contain Chargers RB LaDaini an Tomlinson or TE Antonio Gates.

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