4 TO GO

Sep 30, 2003 8:14 AM

Vikings (NL) at Falcons: No line up early due to uncertainty of Minnesota QBs. No matter. The Vikes should romp with either Culpepper or Frerotte against a worn out band of Birds. The Falcons are bird feed without Mike Vick, and he’s still far from ready to play. After failing miserably against the best two defenses in the NFL (Tampa Bay and Carolina), the Falcons face Randy Moss and the high-octane Minnesota offense. It should be two TDs at least. MINNESOTA

Titans (—1½) at Patriots: After beating the Steelers in Pittsburgh, McNair and the Titans should be able to parlay another W in New England. Patriots fans will be so distracted by the Red Sox that they won’t notice what’s going wrong with Tom Brady. Have you seen the number of passes he’s thrown and all those INTs? The Pats should take a page from Jeff Fisher, who has McNair throwing 16 passes and hitting 15. That’s effective passing. Plus, the Titans are opportunists and that’s bad news for a Patriots team that turns the ball over far too many times. TENNESSEE.

Browns (+7) at Steelers: No doubt the Browns and Holcomb have not forgotten how they burned the Pittsburgh secondary last year in the playoffs. At 1-3, Cleveland is facing an almost must-win situation. Pittsburgh should not be laying a TD the way Maddox keeps throwing INTs. CLEVELAND.

Seahawks (NL) at Packers: Pack coming off Monday night and short week. Waiting at Lambeau is former coach Holmgren with a better team than the one that beat GB a few years ago. Seattle will let Alexander run wild and free, while Favre looks for healthy bodies. SEATTLE.

Last week: 1-3

Season: 6-10