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Ravens Weekend

November 16, 2007|By GLENN GRAHAM

PLAY OF THE WEEK

Brian Westbrook, Philadelphia vs. Miami -- Westbrook has carried the Eagles' offense. He has produced 1,219 total yards with nine touchdowns and should be in for another big outing against Miami's 30th-ranked run defense.

QUARTERBACK

STARTING NOD -- Carson Palmer, Cincinnati vs. Arizona: Palmer (2,464 passing yards, 16 touchdowns) should post big numbers against Arizona with a high-scoring game expected.

OTHER SOLID OPTIONS -- Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh; Marc Bulger, St. Louis; Tony Romo, Dallas.

NOT THIS WEEK -- Philip Rivers, San Diego; Rex Grossman, Chicago; Vince Young, Tennessee.

RUNNING BACK

STARTING NOD -- Joseph Addai, Indianapolis vs. Kansas City: The Colts will put up a lot of points after losing their second straight game. Addai, who has accounted for 981 total yards and nine touchdowns, will be one of the primary sources.

OTHER SOLID OPTIONS -- Willie Parker, Pittsburgh; Chester Taylor, Minnesota; Ryan Grant, Green Bay.

NOT THIS WEEK -- Jamal Lewis, Cleveland; Priest Holmes, Kansas City; DeShaun Foster, Carolina.

WIDE RECEIVER

STARTING NOD -- Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona at Cincinnati: A wealth of wide receiver talent will be showcased in this game with Fitzgerald (58 catches, 811 yards, three touchdowns) enjoying the biggest day against the Bengals, who have surrendered 20 passing touchdowns this season.

OTHER SOLID OPTIONS -- Torry Holt, St. Louis; T.J. Houshmandzadeh, Cincinnati; Terrell Owens, Dallas.

NOT THIS WEEK -- Dwayne Bowe, Kansas City; Steve Smith, Carolina; Jerricho Cotchery, New York Jets.

TIGHT END

STARTING NOD -- Jeremy Shockey, New York Giants at Detroit: With wide receiver Plaxico Burress hampered by a bad ankle, Shockey (43 catches, 487 yards, three touchdowns) has picked up the slack. He is coming off a huge effort against Dallas in which he caught 12 passes for 129 yards and a touchdown.

OTHER SOLID OPTIONS -- Todd Heap, Ravens; Heath Miller, Pittsburgh; Jason Witten, Dallas.

NOT THIS WEEK -- Vernon Davis, San Francisco; Owen Daniels, Houston; Tony Scheffler, Denver.

KICKER

STARTING NOD -- Jeff Wilkins, St. Louis at San Francisco: The Rams' offense is finding its top gear and Wilkins will benefit against the 49ers.

DEFENSE/SPECIAL TEAMS

STARTING NOD -- Pittsburgh at New York Jets: The Steelers defense ranks No. 1 and will be too strong for the helpless Jets.

Last week's tab

Play of the week -- Brett Favre, Green Bay: 33-for-46, 351 yards, three TDs.

Quarterback -- Drew Brees, New Orleans: 25-for-36, 272 yards, two TDs, two interceptions.

Running back -- Marshawn Lynch, Buffalo: 19 carries, 61 yards, one TD; three catches, 24 yards.

Wide receiver -- Plaxico Burress, New York Giants: four catches, 24 yards.

Tight end -- Jason Witten, Dallas: two catches, 12 yards.

Kicker -- Mason Crosby, Green Bay: two field goals, four extra points.

Defense -- Tennessee: one fumble, one sack.

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