The Redskins are still fighting for a wild-card spot. The Bears have wrapped up the NFC Central and are trying to AVOID being a wild card under the new (unfair?) system that makes the division winner with the worst record play the first week.

But history shows that teams that win divisions let down the next week, which is one reason Washington opened as a three-point favorite and bounced up to 4 1/2. REDSKINS, 24-19Philadelphia at Miami

This should be an easy pick - Miami has been crushed by the Redskins, Raiders and Giants, the three most physical team's it's played and the Eagles are more physical than any of them. But who knows what mood Philadelphia will be in and you know Don Shula will have his guys ready.

Still, physical is physical . . . EAGLES, 27-24

San Francisco at Cincinnati

The 49ers pounded the Giants Monday night. They also took a pounding - Charles Haley, Roger Craig, Jim Burt and Co. kept limping off the field. But the Bengals are too erratic and the Niners, lest anyone forget, play better on the road. 49ERS, 31-20

Minnesota at New York Giants

The Vikings have won five straight. The Giants have lost the two they've played outdoors. GIANTS, 7-3

Denver at Kansas City

When they met in Denver, it took a 49-yard fourth-down pass by John Elway to pull it out. Since then? They don't have to go south to get to Kansas City. They're already there. CHIEFS, 24-14

Raiders at Detroit (Monday night)

Remember this about the Raiders: they've lost three of five and almost gave one away to the Broncos last week. Go with the HomeDome . . . LIONS, 24-20

Buffalo at Indianapolis

Not as easy as it looks for the Bills. But they can put enough pressure on Jeff George, so . . . BILLS, 18-6

Seattle at Green Bay

This opened at 6 points. Then people watched Anthony Dilweg try the Vikings Sunday night. PACKERS, 17-13

New England at Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh turns off and on, but every week is an on week against New England. STEELERS, 34-7

Cleveland at Houston

See above. OILERS, 34-7

New Orleans at Rams

The team that loses here is dead. They're probably both dead anyway but the Rams seem livlier these days. RAMS, 21-13

Phoenix at Atlanta

The Falcons have been decent at home. But Scott Campbell? CARDS, 17-6