Today's TV games

September 17, 2006

CARDINALS (1-0) @ SEAHAWKS (1-0)

Time, TV -- 4:05 p.m., Ch. 45

Line -- Seahawks by 7

Last meeting -- Seahawks won, 33-19, at Arizona on Nov. 6, 2005.

Key stat -- The Seahawks have won 10 straight home games.

The buzz -- The Seahawks should be able to let Shaun Alexander run wild in their home opener. If Seattle's offensive line injuries are a factor, though, the Cardinals will have a chance.

PATRIOTS (1-0) @ JETS (1-0)

Time, TV -- 4:15 p.m., chs. 13, 9

Line -- Patriots by 6

Last meeting -- Patriots won, 31-21, at New York on Dec. 26, 2005.

Key stat -- The Patriots have won five straight on the road against the Jets and six straight overall.

The buzz -- With a shaky receiving corps, the Patriots are vulnerable. But their running game should prevail against Chad Pennington & Co.

REDSKINS (0-1) @ COWBOYS (0-1)

Time, TV -- 8:15 p.m., chs. 11, 4

Line -- Cowboys by 6 1/2

Last meeting -- Redskins won, 35-7, at Washington on Dec. 18, 2005.

Key stat -- The Redskins won both meetings last year.

The buzz -- In Week 1, the Redskins couldn't handle the Vikings and the Cowboys fell to the Jaguars. But look for Dallas to break through tonight.

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