Today's TV games

October 01, 2006|By Chicago Tribune

Lions (0-3) @ Rams (2-1)

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

Line -- Rams by 5 1/2 .

Last meeting -- Lions won, 30-20, at Detroit on Dec. 28, 2003.

Key stat -- Rams are second in the NFL with a turnover differential of plus-7.

The buzz -- The Lions have shown that they play good run defense and not much else. The Rams should be able to move through the air against a defense looking for its first interception.

Jaguars (2-1) @ Redskins (1-2)

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

Line -- Jaguars by 3.

Last meeting -- Jaguars won, 26-7, at Jacksonville on Nov. 10, 2002.

Key stat -- Jaguars have won eight of their past 11 road games.

The buzz -- Mark Brunell had a big game against the Texans last week, but the Jaguars boast the NFL's No. 3 defense.

Seahawks (3-0) @ Bears (3-0)

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

Line -- Bears by 3.

Last meeting -- Seahawks won, 24-17, at Seattle on Oct. 19, 2003.

Key stat -- Seahawks are No. 2 in rushing defense (58.7 yards).

The buzz -- With Maurice Morris replacing injured NFL Most Valuable Player Shaun Alexander, the Seahawks might have to pass more than run. But if the Bears' running game doesn't improve, Matt Hasselbeck's passing may dominate.

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