Today's TV games

September 24, 2006|By Chicago Tribune

Redskins (0-2) at Texans (0-2)

Time, TV -- 1 p.m., chs. 45, 5

Line -- Redskins by 4.

Last meeting -- Redskins won, 26-10, at Washington on Dec. 22, 2002.

Key stat -- Texans have lost eight of their past 10 games against NFC opponents.

The buzz -- A playoff team last season, the Redskins are in danger of falling out of sight. The desperation factor works in Joe Gibbs' favor; so will RB Clinton Portis if he's healthy.

Giants (1-1) at Seahawks (2-0)

Time, TV -- 4:15 p.m., chs. 45, 5

Line -- Seahawks by 3 1/2 .

Last meeting -- Seahawks won, 24-21, in OT at Seattle on Nov. 27, 2005.

Key stat -- The Seahawks have won 11 straight home games.

The buzz -- The Seahawks' attack is not up to its usual standards because of offensive line problems. Will the Giants have a full tank of offense after their stunning comeback to beat the Eagles last week?

Broncos (1-1) at Patriots (2-0)

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

Line -- Patriots by 7.

Last meeting -- Broncos won, 27-13, at Denver in AFC playoff game Jan. 14, 2006.

Key stat -- The Patriots are 31-6 at Gillette Stadium.

The buzz -- The rushing combination of Corey Dillon (76.5 yards per game) and rookie Laurence Maroney (75.5) will help the Patriots control the ball.

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