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NFL - week 4

HIGH FIVE

1. Indianapolis Colts

They looked beatable — for about half a quarter

2. New England Patriots

Brady's bunch still looking unbeatable after toppling the Bengals

3. Dallas Cowboys

Three straight 30-piont games, yikes!

4. Green Bay Packers

It's still the Favre show, but supporting cast is solid

5. Pittsburgh Steelers

Still only 3-1 team in AFC, so they're good

LOW FIVE

32. St. Louis Rams

How pathetic to be 0-4. L.A.'s glad it dumped them

31. Miami Dolphins

The only winless AFC team

30. New Orleans Saints

Didn't play but didn't do anything to move up

29. Chicago Bears

Only four weeks ago, the Super Bowl runners-up were in the top

28. San Diego Chargers

Where's Schottenheimer? Oh, he's the guy with the big smile

FANTASY TIP

A SAFE BET: Detroit's Jon Kitna faces his biggest test yet in the Redskins, who've allowed just two touchdown passes. But stick with the league passing yardage leader and his feel-good story while it lasts.

Start David Carr, Jake Delhomme, Chris Weinke or whoever else the Panthers are trotting out these days. The Saints lead the NFL with five pass plays of 40 or more yards allowed.

Let's see, the Panthers are good every other week, and the Saints are bad every week. So let's go with DeShaun Foster to do some damage running and receiving.

All Steve Smith's recent highlights have shown him hollering at assorted Panthers and coaches, so they'll get him the ball just to shut him up. He's scored on the Saints in four straight games

Any Green Bay receiver is a viable option in any NFC Central game these days.

NOT THIS WEEK: Bench San Diego's Philip Rivers until he quits with the Ryan Leaf act (0 TDs, 3 interceptions, lost fumble in last five quarters).

San Francisco's Frank Gore has averaged 50-something yards and no scores lately, and things only get worse facing run-stuffing Baltimore.

NFL SCHEDULE

Today's games

Miami at Houston, 11 a.m.

Atlanta at Tennessee, 11 a.m.

Detroit at Washington, 11 a.m.

N.Y. Jets at N.Y. Giants, 11 a.m.

Seattle at Pittsburgh, 11 a.m.

Arizona at St. Louis, 11 a.m.

Carolina at New Orleans, 11 a.m.

Cleveland at New England, 11 a.m.

Jacksonville at Kansas City, 11 a.m.

T.Bay at Indianapolis, 2:05 p.m.

Baltimore at San Fran., 2:15 p.m.

San Diego at Denver, 2:15 p.m.

Chicago at Green Bay, 6:15 p.m.

Open: Cincinnati, Oakland, Philadelphia, Minnesota

Monday's Game

Dallas at Buffalo, 6:30 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 14

Minnesota at Chicago, 11 a.m.

St. Louis at Baltimore, 11 a.m.

Philadelphia at N.Y. Jets, 11 a.m.

Miami at Cleveland, 11 a.m.

Washington at Green Bay, 11 a.m.

Cincinnati at Kansas City, 11 a.m.

Tennessee at Tampa Bay, 11 a.m.

Houston at Jacksonville, 11 a.m.

Carolina at Arizona, 2:05 p.m.

New England at Dallas, 2:15 p.m.

Oakland at San Diego, 2:15 p.m.

New Orleans at Seattle, 6:15 p.m.

Open: Buffalo, Indianapolis, Pittsburgh, Denver, Detroit, San Francisco

Monday, Oct. 15

N.Y. Giants at Atlanta, 6:30 p.m.