The Tennessee Titans, thought to be one of the NFL's top two or three teams at the beginning of the season, are in danger of an 0-3 start.
The Titans go into Baltimore on Sunday to play the Ravens -- who are fresh off a confidence-building victory in Denver. That win came after Baltimore was upset in Cincinnati, and seemed restore the brashness to the Super Bowl champions
But this is more important for the Titans, who lost at home to Miami and in Jacksonville.
''We've got 14 games left, and we're treating this as a 14-game season,'' said Tennessee quarterback Steve McNair.
He has bone spurs in his throwing shoulder that could result in surgery. But McNair is expected to start Sunday.
The Ravens are favored by 4 1/2 points.
Green Bay (plus 3) at Tampa Bay
The Packers are 3-0. Teams that aren't good enough to go 4-0 don't. The Packers are good enough but ....
Not in Tampa.
Minnesota (plus 3 1/2) at New Orleans
Bad matchups up front for the Vikings on both offense and defense.
San Diego (minus 3) at Cleveland
The Brownies' defense has been good against Ty Detmer and Mike Quinn.
Not Doug Flutie.
St. Louis (minus 11 1/2) at Detroit (Monday night)
Monday night blowout before next week's Dallas-Washington ratings-drop game.
Carolina (plus 6) at San Francisco
Chris Weinke's OK. The running game and defense are bad.
Washington (plus 14) at New York Giants
Haves vs. have-nots of the NFC East, Part 1.
Arizona (plus 14) at Philadelphia
Dallas (plus 19) at Oakland
If the Raiders were in the NFC East, this would be Part 3.
RAIDERS, 34 ... no, 44-3
Cincinnati (plus 6) at Pittsburgh
Heinz Field finally opens. A test for both teams.
New England (plus 10) at Miami
The Dolphins rebound.
Kansas City (plus 10) at Denver
Back in form.
Chicago (plus 3 1/2) at Atlanta
Maurice Smith isn't Jamal Anderson, but he's good enough against the Bears in the dome.
Jacksonville (off) at Seattle
The Seahawks might get Shawn Springs back and start Trent Dilfer.
Assuming Mark Brunell plays ...
New York Jets (minus 4 1/2) at Buffalo
The Jets can't stop the run.
Doesn't matter here.
Last Week: 7-7 (spread), 8-6 (straight up)
Season: 26-16-1 (spread) 29-14 (straight up)
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