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CAN'T MISS

VIKINGS (1-3) AT BEARS (2-3)

11 a.m.

The Bears looked like the old Bears in the second half in Green Bay. Can they maintain that at home, where they have won 13 of last 16?

PREDICTION: Bears, 24-14

REDSKINS (3-1) AT PACKERS (4-1)

11 a.m.

Brett Favre hit the wall after the first half against Chicago. The Packers better hope it was just for that game, not the season.

PREDICTION: Packers, 24-23

PATRIOTS (5-0 AT COWBOYS (5-0)

2:15 p.m.

Note to Tony Romo: good quarterbacks don't throw five interceptions in one game. They throw three or more TDs in the first five games of the season, as in Tom Brady.

PREDICTION: Patriots, 34-21

WORTH WATCHING

RAIDERS (2-2) AT CHARGERS (2-3)

2:15 p.m.

Quick, now, who's in first place in the AFC West? It's the Raiders, who lead the NFL in rushing offense.

PREDICTION: Chargers, 31-17

BENGALS (1-3) AT CHIEFS (2-3)

11 a.m.

The Bengals needed the bye week to improve their defense. If they didn't, they might as well say bye-bye to the season.

PREDICTION: Bengals, 24-21

TITANS (3-1) AT BUCCANEERS (3-2)

11 a.m.

The Buccaneers keep losing players for the season. And the upstart Titans have won their past five games on the road.

PREDICTION: Titans, 16-14

TEXANS (3-2) AT JAGUARS (3-1)

11 a.m.

There isn't a team with a losing record in the AFC South, the league's strongest conference. But the Texans will remain in the basement.

PREDICTION: Jaguars, 13-12

PANTHERS (3-2) AT CARDINALS (3-2)

2:05 p.m.

A pair of teams who lost their starting quarterback for the season. Right now, the Cardinals are better served with Kurt Warner.

PREDICTION: Cardinals, 24-20

FAST FORWARD

DOLPHINS (0-5) AT BROWNS (2-3)

11 a.m.

About the only chance for the winless Dolphins: If Joey Porter picks a pre-game fight with Browns tight end Kellen Winslow or receiver Braylon Edwards.

PREDICTION: Browns, 23-20

RAMS (0-5) AT RAVENS (3-2)

11 a.m.

The Rams are one of three winless teams in the league. They will remain that way in Baltimore, even though the Ravens can't score points.

PREDICTION: Ravens, 23-3

EAGLES (1-3)AT JETS (1-4)

11 a.m.

Like choosing between Britney Spears and Paris Hilton for woman of the year. The last loss for each was to the Giants.

PREDICTION: Jets, 17-16

SAINTS (0-4) AT SEAHAWKS (3-2)

6:15 p.m.

Mike Holmgren can't seem to beat the Steelers. But he has never lost to the Saints (5-0), who can't seem to beat anybody.

PREDICTION: Seahawks, 27-21

MONDAY NIGHT

New York Giants (3-2) at Atlanta Falcons (1-4), 8:30 p.m.

Plaxico Burress, touchdown-maker? The former Steelers receiver has 18 in the Giants' past 21 games and leads the NFC with seven.

Prediction: Giants, 27-24