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October 15, 2000

OAKLAND at KANSAS CITY 10 a.m.

* The line: Kansas City by 2 1/2.

* Key injuries: OAK--None. KC: RB Donnell Bennett (foot, questionable).

* Key elements: The Raiders are 3-13 in their last 16 trips to Arrowhead Stadium (including playoffs) dating to 1985. Oakland WR Tim Brown (796) needs four catches to become the eighth player in NFL history with 800 career receptions. Raiders rookie K Sebastian Janikowski is 0 for 4 from 40-plus yards.

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THE MATCHUPS OAK KC Points scored 28.2 (4) 23.4 (8) Points allowed 21.6 (20) 18.6 (14) Passing Off. 199.8 (16) 210.4 (14) Rushing Off. 123.8 (9) 87.6 (12) Passing Def. 242.8 (26) 187.4 (11) Rushing Def. 118.4 (21) 124.0 (25) Time of Poss. 30:47 (11) 29:28 (20) Turnover Ratio +6 (7) +7 (3) Red Zone TD% 56.5 (7) 68.8 (3)

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* The pick: Oakland. Chiefs rank 25th against the run, and Raiders are solid.

ATLANTA at ST. LOUIS 10 a.m.

* The line: St. Louis by 18.

* Key injuries: ATL--QB Chris Chandler (ribs, doubtful). STL--DT Ray Agnew (hamstring, questionable).

* Key elements: The Falcon offense isn't firing on any cylinders; Atlanta has gone eight quarters without a TD. St. Louis has scored 30 or more points in an NFL-record 11 consecutive games. The Rams have given up 145 points (29.0) after giving up only 135 points (13.5) in their first 10 games of 1999.

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THE MATCHUPS ATL STL Points scored 16.8 (24) 43.4 (1) Points allowed 28.7 (27) 29.0 (28) Passing Off. 189.8 (T18) 394.6 (1) Rushing Off. 65.3 (31) 110.8 (16) Passing Def. 251.0 (29) 270.4 (30) Rushing Def. 112.7 (19) 95.6 (10) Time of Poss. 29:50 (19) 30:26 (16) Turnover Ratio -2 (T18) +3 (T10) Red Zone TD% 7.7 (31) 59.3 (5)

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* The pick: St. Louis. But can Falcons hold Rams to 41 again?

BALTIMORE at WASHINGTON 10 a.m.

* The line: Washington by 3 1/2.

* Key injuries: BAL--T Jonathan Ogden (ankle, questionable). WAS--WR Irving Fryar (neck, out).

* Key elements: Matt Stover's nine field goals are all the Ravens have managed in last two games, both wins. They are 5-1 for the first time in five-year history. The Redskin defense has limited foes to 17 points or fewer and fewer than 100 yards rushing in three consecutive games.

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THE MATCHUPS BAL WAS Points scored 20.8 (T11) 17.3 (20) Points allowed 10.8 (2) 16.0 (8) Passing Off. 182.5 (24) 237.0 (6) Rushing Off. 127.8 (8) 128.2 (7) Passing Def. 211.7 (18) 172.0 (5) Rushing Def. 50.7 (1) 95.2 (8) Time of Poss. 32.42 (4) 33:17 (3) Turnover Ratio +14 (1) +3 (T10) Red Zone TD% 30.4 (27) 45.0 (17)

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* The pick: Washington. Would like to pick Ravens, but touchdowns matter.

CAROLINA at NEW ORLEANS 10 a.m.

* The line: New Orleans by 1 1/2.

* Key injuries: CAR--DE Chuck Smith (knee, out), QB Steve Beuerlein (flu, questionable). NO--WR Jake Reed (ankle, questionable).

* Key elements: The Saint defense has given up only six touchdowns. The Carolina defense has yielded 17 points or fewer in three consecutive games. Saint RB Ricky Williams has topped 100 yards rushing in three consecutive games, surpassing his total of two for 1999.

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THE MATCHUPS CAR NO Points scored 20.8 (T11) 17.2 (T21) Points allowed 15.2 (4) 18.4 (12) Passing Off. 235.2 (7) 182.0 (25) Rushing Off. 102.6 (19) 123.6 (10) Passing Def. 190.6 (12) 149.6 (1) Rushing Def. 119.2 (22) 87.0 (6) Time of Poss. 31:26 (9) 31:56 (6) Turnover Ratio -4 (24) -1 (16) Red Zone TD% 38.8 (25) 50.0 (10)

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* The pick: New Orleans. Saints lead NFL in total defense--and Steve Beuerlein is fighting flu.

CINCINNATI at PITTSBURGH 10 a.m.

* The line: Pittsburgh by 8.

* Key injuries: CIN--LB Brian Simmons (knee, out). PIT--None.

* Key elements: The Bengals have given up 150 or more yards rushing in three consecutive games. Cincinnati's woeful offense has been shut out in three of its past seven games. The Bengals are 0-5 for the fourth time in the past 10 seasons.

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THE MATCHUPS CIN PIT Points scored 7.4 (31) 16.8 (T24) Points allowed 25.6 (24) 15.6 (T6) Passing Off. 140.4 (31) 173.6 (27) Rushing Off. 101.2 (20) 143.4 (2) Passing Def. 195.6 (14) 214.6 (19) Rushing Def. 145.4 (30) 84.8 (5) Time of Poss. 25:36 (31) 31:41 (8) Turnover Ratio -7 (T25) +4 (T8) Red Zone TD% 25.0 (30) 50.0 (T10)

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* The pick: Pittsburgh. Jerome Bettis could start at quarterback and Steelers would win this one.

DALLAS at NEW YORK GIANTS 10 a.m.

* The line: New York Giants by 4.

* Key injuries: DAL--WR Raghib Ismail (ankle, questionable). NYG--None.

* Key elements: Cowboy RB Emmitt Smith is a Giant killer. In his past 15 games vs. New York, Smith has carried 324 times for 1,494 yards and 13 touchdowns while catching 60 passes for 350 yards and three touchdowns. After rushing for 562 yards in their first three games (3-0), the Giants have been limited to 221 in their past three (1-2).

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