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Today's games


Seahawks (2-3) at Bills (4-1)

Time: 1 p.m.

Line: Bills by 8

Outlook: The Bills will be without wide receiver Andre Reed, who has a pulled hamstring, but that won't be enough to help Seattle. The Raiders, using a no-huddle offense, bulldozed the Seahawks. Now Seattle takes on the NFL's no-huddle experts. The Bills also have the NFL's top-ranked defense and top-ranked pass defense. Buffalo's Jim Kelly is completing 50.7 percent of his passes; only New England's Drew Bledsoe has been worse in the AFC.

Stellino's pick: Bills 28, Seahawks 14 -- Oh, no, can you imagine the Bills back in the Super Bowl?

Patriots (1-4) at Chiefs (5-1)

Time: 1 p.m., Ch. 11

Line: Chiefs by 7

Outlook: The Patriots have been the season's biggest flop with quarterback Drew Bledsoe playing as if he were blindfolded. The Chiefs were supposed to battle Seattle for the basement in the AFC West, but they can match their best start since the 1969 season, when they went to the Super Bowl.

Stellino's pick: Chiefs 28, Patriots 14 -- Is Drew Bledsoe really worth $42 million?

Eagles (3-3) at Giants (2-4)

Time: 1 p.m., Ch. 45

Line: Giants by 3

Outlook: The Eagles ran for 272 yards against the Patriots and now get a crack at the league's 25th-worst rushing defense. The Eagles' defense has allowed 26.5 points a game, but has no reason to worry, what with the Giants averaging 16.8 points a game.

Stellino's pick: Giants 27, Eagles 20 -- Isn't it about time the Giants started using Tyrone Wheatley?

Lions (2-3) at Packers (3-2)

Time: 1 p.m.

Line: Packers by 3 1/2

Outlook: The Packers have the NFC's top defense and No. 2 pass defense.

Stellino's pick: Packers 17, Lions 10 -- Will Barry Sanders be looking ahead to his shot at the Redskins' run defense next week?

Vikings (3-2) at Buccaneers (4-2)

Time: 1 p.m.

Line: Vikings by 2

Outlook: Tampa Bay has given up more points (88) than it has scored (86), and yet has won twice as many games as it has lost. The Buccaneers' Trent Dilfer is the lowest-rated starting quarterback in the NFC.

Stellino's pick: Vikings 21, Bucs 17 -- The Bucs lead their division and still can't sell out Tampa Stadium.

49ers (4-1) at Colts (3-2)

Time: 1 p.m.

Line: 49ers by 10

Outlook: The 49ers have beaten the Colts five consecutive times, and have a 29-8 overall mark against AFC foes since 1986. Indianapolis has the fewest sacks (three) and the fewest interceptions (two) in the league. Steve Young has a league-high 130 completions.

Stellino's pick: 49ers 31, Colts 17 -- If the 49ers get a 24-3 lead on the Colts, they won't blow it the way the Dolphins did last week.

Bears (3-2) at Jaguars (2-4)

Time: 1 p.m.

Line: Bears by 7

Outlook: Jacksonville's offense is No. 30, but the last 10 times it has moved inside its opponent's 20-yard line, it has scored.

Stellino's pick: Bears 14, Jaguars 10 -- The Bears get to play the expansion teams back-to-back.

Dolphins (4-1) at Saints (0-5)

Time: 4 p.m.

Line: Dolphins by 7

Outlook: The Saints catch a break with Dan Marino's knee surgery, and Marino's replacement, Bernie Kosar, is 0-2 career against New Orleans. The Saints have lost 12 of their past 16 at home.

Stellino's pick: Dolphins 28, Saints 14 -- Those Cleveland fans who are still upset at Bill Belichick for sacking Bernie Kosar are going to notice if Kosar wins this one.

Jets (1-5) at Panthers (0-5)

Time: 4 p.m.

Line: Jets by 1

Outlook: Kerry Collins-led Carolina will try to hand the Jets their 18th loss in their past 25 games. But, the Jets are 5-0 against expansion teams in their inaugural seasons.

Stellino's pick: Jets 13, Panthers 10 -- If Baltimore ever files that antitrust suit against the NFL, Paul Tagliabue is going to need the Dream Team to convince a jury that Carolina was a better expansion site than Baltimore.

Cowboys (5-1) at Chargers (3-3)

Time: 4 p.m.

Line: Off.

Outlook: Dallas running back Emmitt Smith faces a Chargers defense that hasn't allowed an opposing runner 100 yards in 36 games. San Diego quarterback Stan Humphries has a bruised rotator cuff; backup Gale Gilbert has an 0-3 record as a starting quarterback. The Chargers have fallen behind in 19 consecutive games. Since opening last season 6-0, they have gone 10-9.

Stellino's pick: Cowboys 30, Chargers 14 -- It looks as if the Cowboys are a lot closer to returning to the Super Bowl than the Chargers are.

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