Play Of The Week

Ravens Weekend

September 28, 2007|By GLENN GRAHAM

Brett Favre, Green Bay at Minnesota -- Favre tied Dan Mari no's NFL record for career touch down passes (420) on Sunday. Expect him to break the mark against Min nesota, whose defense has yielded 266 passing yards a game this season.

QUARTERBACK

STARTING NOD -- Carson Palmer, Cincinnati vs. New England: Win or lose Monday night, Palmer will be throwing the ball plenty because the Patriots are likely to score at will against the Bengals' woeful defense.

OTHER SOLID OPTIONS -- Eli Man ning, New York Giants; Marc Bulger, St. Louis; Tony Romo, Dallas.

NOT THIS WEEK -- Matt Leinart, Arizona; Philip Rivers, San Diego; Daunte Culpepper, Oakland.

RUNNING BACK

STARTING NOD -- Joseph Addai, In dianapolis vs. Denver: Look for Addai to play a prominent role against Den ver's defense, which has struggled against the run. For the season, he has 271 yards and four touchdowns, scoring at least one in each game.

OTHER SOLID OPTIONS -- Marion Barber, Dallas; Willie Parker, Pitts burgh; Thomas Jones, New York Jets.

NOT THIS WEEK -- Larry Johnson, Kansas City; Jamal Lewis, Cleveland; Carnell Williams, Tampa Bay.

WIDE RECEIVER

STARTING NOD -- Chris Chambers, Miami vs. Oakland: The veteran re ceiver, rejuvenated playing with Trent Green, has 21 catches for 302 yards with two straight 100-plus-yard games. Against Oakland's pass de fense, which has allowed 269 yards a game, look for Chambers to find the end zone.

OTHER SOLID OPTIONS -- Derrick Mason, Ravens; Bernard Berrian, Chi cago; Darrell Jackson, San Francisco.

NOT THIS WEEK -- Joey Galloway, Tampa Bay; Roddy White, Atlanta; Ronald Curry, Oakland.

TIGHT END

STARTING NOD -- Jason Witten, Dallas vs. St. Louis: With defenses fo cusing on wide receiver Terrell Owens, Witten (14 catches, 233 yards, two touchdowns) has been a reliable target for Romo.

OTHER SOLID OPTIONS -- Dallas Clark, Indianapolis; Benjamin Wat son, New England; Alge Crumpler, Atlanta.

NOT THIS WEEK -- Marcus Pollard, Seattle; Bubba Franks, Green Bay; Randy McMichael, St. Louis.

KICKER

STARTING NOD -- Adam Vinatieri, Indianapolis vs. Denver: Vinatieri is 8-for-9 on field-goal attempts this sea son and has never missed a try at the RCA Dome in his 12-year career.

DEFENSE/SPECIAL TEAMS

STARTING NOD -- Dallas vs. St. Louis: The Cowboys had three inter ceptions (one returned for a touch down), a fumble recovery and three sacks in a 34-10 rout of the Bears on Sunday. Look for much of the same against the Rams, who have a weak offensive line and will be without in jured running back Steven Jackson.

Last week's tab

Play of the week -- Randy Moss, New England: five catches, 115 yards, two TDs.

Quarterback -- Matt Hasselbeck, Seattle: 24-for-37, 248 yards, three TDs, two INTs.

Running back -- Brian Westbrook, Philadelphia: 110 rushing yards, five catches, 111 yards, three TDs.

Wide receiver -- Torry Holt, St. Louis: five catches, 63 yards.

Tight end -- Owen Daniels, Hous ton: seven catches, 56 yards.

Kicker -- Jason Elam, Denver: two extra points.

Defense -- New England: one inter ception, one fumble, two sacks.

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