FONTES MAY HAVE TO THUMB HIS WAY TO SUPER BOWL

LIONS 23, JETS 16: Personally, I don’t have any problem with Wayne Fontes saying he wants to go to the Super Bowl this year. I wouldn’t want to be his travel agent, but I don’t have any problem with him saying it.

CHICAGO 21, GREEN BAY 14: Although the Bears have lost two in a row, Mike Ditka did not yell at them this week. That’s because he chewed off his tongue last week, thinking it was gum.

NEW ENGLAND 20, INDIANAPOLIS 6: I wouldn’t watch this game if you covered me in molasses and stuffed me inside a hornets’ nest. DALLAS 17, NEW ORLEANS 9: Someone ought to tell the Saints the season didn’t end at Week 9. NY GIANTS 21, PHILADELPHIA 20: The doctors said Lawrence Taylor couldn’t play this week. Lawrence Taylor grunted at them. The doctors said Lawrence Taylor could play this week. HOUSTON 23, PITTSBURGH 16: The Oilers brought champagne to Pittsburgh two weeks ago to celebrate a division title; unfortunately, they lost the game. They carried it back for last week’s game, against the Eagles; unfortunately, they lost again. Hey, Oilers. Better not drink the stuff. By now it tastes like Dr. Pepper. KANSAS CITY 24, SAN DIEGO 19: Is it just me, or is Kansas City the dullest 8-5 team in football? ATLANTA 23, LA RAMS 20: When John Robinson gets the newspaper these days, he skips right over the sports section and goes straight to the want ads. CLEVELAND 28, DENVER 27 1/2: These games are always close. BUFFALO 21, LA RAIDERS 17: Or are you forgetting this matchup last year, when the Bills won, 51-3? WASHINGTON 30, PHOENIX 20: I don’t want to say Washington is Redskins-crazy, but even the equipment guys have their own radio shows. SAN FRANCISCO 21, SEATTLE 12: How do you think Steve Young feels these days? Waits his whole career behind Joe Montana, and now he sits while Steve Bono gets to play. TAMPA BAY 20, MINNESOTA 16: Somebody tell these two not to bother.
(MONDAY NIGHT) MIAMI 23, CINCINNATI 10: What if one of the Dolphins says to Dan Marino: “But I don’t like Isotoner gloves . . . ” RECORD LAST WEEK: 11-2. RECORD VS. SPREAD: 7-6. RECORD: 129-53. SEASON VS. SPREAD: 90-85-7. BEST PICK LAST WEEK: Detroit 20, Chicago 10 (Lions won, 16-6). LAST WEEK: New York Giants 20, Cincinnati 7 (Bengals won, 27-24). LIONS-JETS WHAT: Lions (9-4) vs. New York Jets (7-6). WHEN: 4 p.m. Sunday. WHERE: Silverdome. TV/RADIO: NBC (blacked out in Detroit); WWJ-AM (950). LINE: Lions by 5 1/2. TICKETS: About 15,000 remain ($20). “We’re a little surprised, but it’s explainable,” chief operating officer Chuck Schmidt said. “We were 6-10 last year and started slow this year.” Lions are 7-0 at home going into final home game. Tickets available at Silverdome and Ticketmaster outlets. Charge by phone, 645-6666. Information, 335-4151.

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