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Ravens Weekend

October 19, 2007|By GLENN GRAHAM

PLAY OF THE WEEK

Carson Palmer, Cincinnati vs. New York Jets -- Expect Palmer to pick apart the Jets defense, which ranks 27th against the pass. In five games, he has thrown for 1,491 yards and 12 touchdowns to go with eight interceptions.

QUARTERBACK

STARTING NOD -- Eli Manning, New York Giants vs. San Francisco: Mes sage to Manning: Keep throwing to Plaxico Burress.

OTHER SOLID OPTIONS -- Tony Romo, Dallas; Drew Brees, New Or leans; Jeff Garcia, Tampa Bay.

NOT THIS WEEK -- Jay Cutler, Den ver; David Gerrard, Jacksonvile; Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh.

RUNNING BACK

STARTING NOD -- Reggie Bush, New Orleans vs. Atlanta: Bush accounted for 141 total yards last week and has caught at least six passes in each of the past four games.

OTHER SOLID OPTIONS -- Brian Westbrook, Philadelphia; Brandon Jacobs, New York Giants; Willie Par ker, Pittsburgh.

NOT THIS WEEK -- Marshawn Lynch, Buffalo; Marion Barber, Dal las; Ahman Green, Houston.

WIDE RECEIVER

STARTING NOD -- Plaxico Burress, New York Giants vs. San Francisco: Burress has made the most of his 30 catches by scoring eight touchdowns, with at least one coming in each game.

OTHER SOLID OPTIONS -- Joey Galloway, Tampa Bay; Reggie Wayne, Indianapolis; Jerricho Cotchery, New York Jets.

NOT THIS WEEK -- Santonio Holmes, Pittsburgh; Javon Walker, Denver; Calvin Johnson, Detroit.

TIGHT END

STARTING NOD -- Chris Cooley, Washington vs. Arizona: The Red skins' most consistent pass catcher has touchdowns in four straight games.

OTHER SOLID OPTIONS -- Jason Witten, Dallas; Heath Miller, Pitts burgh; Tony Gonzalez, Kansas City.

NOT THIS WEEK -- L.J. Smith, Phila delphia; Randy McMichael, St. Louis; David Martin, Miami.

KICKER

STARTING NOD -- Nick Folk, Dallas vs. Minnesota: Folk (12-for-13 on field-goal attempts) has made at least two field goals in four of the Cow boys' six games this season.

DEFENSE/SPECIAL TEAMS

STARTING NOD -- New England at Miami: The Patriots, who have forced 12 turnovers and recorded 16 sacks in their 6-0 start, will shut down Dol phins running back Ronnie Brown and spend the rest of the game track ing down quarterback Cleo Lemon.

Last week's tab

Play of the week -- T.J. Housh mandzadeh, Cincinnati: eight catch es, 145 yards, two touchdowns.

Quarterback -- Kurt Warner, Ari zona: 2-for-2, 21 yards (injured elbow).

Running back -- Willis McGahee, Ravens: 25 carries, 61 yards, one touchdown, four catches, 9 yards.

Wide receiver -- Randy Moss, New England: six catches, 59 yards, one touchdown.

Tight end -- Jason Witten, Dallas: three catches, 47 yards.

Kicker -- Nate Kaeding, San Diego: four extra points.

Defense -- Ravens: five intercep tions, one fumble, four sacks.

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