By ROGER MILLS
Published September 28, 2003
Cardinals (1-2) at Rams (1-2)
Marc Bulger will set things straight, even with an emotionally charged Cardinals squad.
Mills pick: Rams 17, Cardinals 13
Titans (2-1) at Steelers (2-1)
Marquee matchup of the day has to go to the home team, especially considering the discipline problems Tennessee has had.
Mills pick: Steelers 31, Titans 20
Jaguars (0-3) at Texans (1-2)
The Byron Leftwich era is here and starts with a bang. He throws two touchdowns and two picks.
Mills pick: Jaguars 20, Texans 13
Eagles (0-2) at Bills (2-1)
That the Eagles are winless is a shock. That they'll stay that way, is even bigger.
Mills pick: Bills 21, Eagles 17
Patriots (2-1) at Redskins (2-1)
With injuries ravaging the Patriots defense, the Redskins show no mercy and Patrick Ramsey runs it up.
Mills pick: Redskins 24, Patriots 10
Bengals (0-3) at Browns (1-2)
The Bengals have lost three straight to the Browns but Tim Couch can't make it four in a row, Marvin Lewis gets first win.
Mills pick: Bengals 13, Browns 6
49ers (1-2) at Vikings (3-0)
Without Daunte Culpepper, you can expect a Viking let down. But can the 49ers take advantage? Nope.
Mills pick: Vikings 28, 49ers 21
Chargers (0-3) at Raiders (1-2)
How the mighty have fallen? Raiders need this to stay respectable and should get it since the Chargers are that bad.
Mills pick: Raiders 24, Chargers 10
Cowboys (1-1) at Jets (0-3)
Another installment of the Tuna Tour goes in Dallas' favor because the Jets are close to imploding.
Mills pick: Cowboys 17, Jets 6
Chiefs (3-0) at Ravens (2-1)
Priest Holmes returns to Baltimore with a chip and some skills too. But their defense wins the game.
Mills pick: Chiefs 17, Ravens 10
Falcons (1-2) at Panthers (2-0)
Sorry Doug Johnson, no relief from the pass rush. No help for the running game either.
Mills pick: Panthers 24, Falcons 9
Lions (1-2) at Broncos (3-0)
This is the perfect suicide pool pick. But then again, so was Green Bay over Arizona last week.
Mills pick: Broncos 30, Lions 14
Colts (3-0) at Saints (1-2)
Peyton Manning is back in his homestate and the Saints throw him a party.
Mills pick: Colts 24, Saints 17
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AL: Tigers can only tie Mets
Astros left to ponder what went wrong
Marlins' Lowell expecting to play
NL: Thome still giving fans good show
Wrigley has a winner
No sure things for major awards
College footballUSF Game balls
Kentucky assists Florida's big rally
Ugly win for a start
Warmup act falls flat for Seminoles
ACC: Full participation required
Carolina native puts on a show for home fans
FSU By the numbers
FSU Game balls
Two yearly doses of FSU-UM feasible
Gator 'just catches' it to set up winning TD
Impassive to impassioned
UF By the numbers
UF Game balls
Razorbacks rally for OT win
Ducks are done in by mistakes
Beleaguered Army program and fans can't catch a break
USF better at the home of defense
USF By the numbers
ConferencesACC: Cavs win it with two late field goals
Big East: Hokies diversify scoring in rout
Nation: Air Force earns rare win at BYU
State: Turnovers hurt UCF in defeat
Big Ten: Opening burst lifts Spartans to upset
Big XII: Local grad, versatile QB propel Kansas past Missouri
SEC: Volunteers pushed to brink in OT win
C-USA: Louisville hangs on without QB
Pac-10: California shocks Trojans in three overtimes
CyclingNo road too long for aspiring rider
GolfArmor matches 54-hole record
In briefMineshaft dominant again
MotorsportsEarnhardt at ease at Talladega
Migraine brings down Stewart
Raikkonen gets 2nd career pole
Stewart feels chill in Windy City
Clarett's case backed, attacked in pro ranks
NHLWallin lifts Minnesota to victory in overtime
OutdoorsDaily fishing report
Fall is a good time to get out
PrepsCobras avenge preseason loss
Lancers' first TD pass the difference
Runner draws on emotion
SoccerGermans finish round unbeaten
Letters: Excuse us, but the Yankees are better than the Rays
Thrilling win keeps 100 losses at bay
Fan gives Rays a helping hand
Huff the easy MVP pick
BucsBeyond Beyonce, a heart
What's on the pregame shows
Writer's block? Not for Gruden
Letters: Bucs earn respect with tough play
LightningOther state cities may host preseason games
Preseason: Too long or just right?