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December 05, 2008 | Glenn Clark

Ravens 30, Redskins 10

I really think it might not even be that close, either. I really think the Skins are a time that is sinking after playing over their heads early in the season; and a trip to Baltimore is not the place for Jason Campbell to try to get healthy. Count on the Ravens pressuring him early and often, and Flacco again not flinching.

Navy 24, Army 7

This game will again provide the Mids an opportunity to show off their significant defensive improvement this season. Navy will score, but they will suffocate the Knights again; who might be getting closer, but still aren’t particularly close.

Let’s see what everyone else has to say……

Best of Thursday’s WNST Blogs:

Joe Flacco says Ravens aware of fans’ emotions for Sunday Night

Nestor Aparicio wonders what Baltimore would be like without Modell

Drew Forrester says Modell support about BALTIMORE, not Cleveland

Alex Thomas picks Ravens 29-17

Nestor Aparicio says future puck buses going on sale today

Ed Frankovic says Caps break funk with win over Islanders

Thyrl Nelson says Navy Ball State’s best win

RAVENS:

The Official Site says Flacco honored as Rookie of the Month

The Official Site says R. Ryan thinks Skins ‘move ball well’ despite lack of scoring

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says run defense will be ‘tested’ again by Portis

Redskins Official Site’s Gary Fitzgerald says team will have to defend 3 RB’s for 2nd consecutive week

Redskins Official Site’s Gary Fitzgerald says D. Hall gets 2nd chance to face Ravens

Redskins Official Site’s Gary Fitzgerald says Skins face 3-4 defense for 5th time this season

The Sun’s Ray Frager says former Raven Sanders will be in booth for Cowboys game

The Sun’s Edward Lee says Mason, McGahee, Reed, Rolle, Gaither all didn’t practice

The Sun’s Childs Walker says Ravens, Redskins close in proximity, not close in fan bases

7 of 7 Sun writers pick Ravens

The Sun’s Mike Preston says Ravens will have troubles with Redskins’ secondary

The Sun’s Jamison Hensley thinks Flacco should have been pulled earlier in Bengals game

The Sun’s Ken Murray says Ravens still alive for division title OR Wild Card

The Sun’s Jamison Hensley says Ravens’ run defense even better at home

The Sun remembers when Ravens last beat Skins on Sunday Night Football

The Sun’s Jamison Hensley says Flacco needs to keep throwing deep ball, defense needs to remain solid, and Ravens need to win field position battle

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Scott still doesn’t like H. Ward

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Katula’s Super ad about being mistaken for Heap

The Sun’s Edward Lee says F. Washington returned to practice

The Sun’s Edward Lee says Ayanbadejo closing in on Madison in Pro Bowl voting

The Sun’s Mike Preston says Ravens expect to have Portis play Sunday night

The Sun’s Mike Preston says Chester has played well when Ravens needed him

The Examiner’s Dave Carey says Flacco highest-rated QB since mid-October

The Examiner’s Steve DeClue thinks Redskins fans don’t like ‘arrogance’ of Ravens fans

Aaron Wilson says first year coaches Harbaugh, Zorn feel ‘link’

Aaron Wilson says Portis, A. Carter, Fletcher, Samuels, Springs, Washington, Smoot all didn’t practice

Washington Post’s Jason Reid says Samuels also playing with pain

Washington Post’s Jason Reid says Skins DC Blache thinks Flacco ‘exceptional’

Washington Times’ Bob Cohn says Flacco ‘quick study’

Washington Times’ Ryan O’Halloran says using 3 backs helps Ravens make opponents’ preparation difficult

DC Examiner’s Rick Snider says DC fans don’t consider Baltimore to be ‘rival’

DC Examiner’s John Keim says D. Hall providing early returns in DC

DC Examiner’s John Keim says Sunday’s game more about playoff hopes than rivalry for Skins

ESPN.com’s James Walker says Ravens have ‘puncher’s chance’ of Super Bowl trip

ESPN.com’s John Clayton expects Ravens/Skins to be ‘low-scoring, defensive’

5 of 5 ESPN Sunday Countdown analysts pick Ravens

6 of 6 ESPN experts pick Ravens

ESPN.com’s James Walker says Ravens fans overwhelmingly approve of Harbaugh

SI’s Peter King picks Ravens 29-16

Sporting News’ Vinnie Iyer picks Ravens 23-17

CBS Sports’ Pete Prisco picks Ravens 24-7

TERRAPINS FOOTBALL:

The Sun’s Childs Walker says former Terp D. Hill helped integrate Naval Academy

The Diamondback’s Greg Schimmel sarcastically praises Boise

Washington Post’s Eric Prisbell says Boise not that bad

Washington Post’s Eric Prisbell says Boise writer thinks TCU has more ‘sizzle’ than Terps

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says even if BC wins title game, Maryland’s path to Charlotte not easy

ESPN.com Page 2 humorously jests Terps should play in “Salad Bowl”

Terrapin Times’ Bill Wagner says Maryland not only school after J. Jenkins (must subscribe)

TERRAPINS BASKETBALL:

The Sun’s Don Markus compares Vasquez to “Wizard” Williams

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck thinks Terps will be on similar ‘roller coaster’ as football team

The Examiner’s Sean Welsh says Gary still has players’ ears

The Examiner’s Dylan Waugh says Dupree might have to ‘fight harder’ to get minutes back

Carroll County Times’ Josh Land says Gregory establishes himself in middle

The Diamondback’s Mark Selig says Terps helping cause at free throw line

Washington Post’s Steve Yanda says Gary wants Hayes to keep shooting

Washington Post’s Steve Yanda says Gary thinks lineup changes have ‘psychological’ impact

Washington Post’s Steve Yanda says players ‘root’ for Milbourne

Washington Post’s Steve Yanda says Gary thought Gregory ‘factor’ in Terps’ win over Michigan

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Gary downplays importance of “Challenge”

Terrapin Times’ Dan Painter says future prospects were in Maryland locker room Wednesday night (must subscribe)

TERRAPINS WOMEN’S BASKETBALL:

The AP says Toliver’s 24 lift Terps to win at Purdue

The Sun says Toliver scores 22 of 24 in 2nd half of win

The Diamondback’s Jonas Shaffer says Terps rallied to avoid 2nd road loss

Washington Post’s Camille Powell says 10k+ see Terps beat Boilermakers

TERRAPINS SOCCER:

The Official Site previews tomorrow’s Elite 8 showdown with Creighton

The Diamondback’s Aaron Kraut says Terps one win away from College Cup trip

NAVY FOOTBALL:

The Sun’s Childs Walker profiles Gary Steele; Army’s first black player

The Sun’s Don Markus says prep school has impact on rivalry

The Examiner’s Dave Carey says senior Gossard helped clean up after 9/11

The Examiner’s Sean Welsh says EagleBank Bowl officials think Mids could play in front of packed house

Annapolis Capital’s Dave Broughton says senior Reider brings linebacker mentality to center position

Annapolis Capital’s Bill Wagner says Army defense ‘catching up’ to Navy option

Annapolis Capital’s Bill Wagner says Navy recognizes Wake might be EagleBank Bowl’s only option

Annapolis Capital’s Bill Wagner says Navy ‘didn’t’ waive no-rematch clause; likely won’t have chance to

Washington Post’s Camille Powell says option helping Army

Washington Times’ Mike Fratto says Army, Navy each trying to avoid ‘distraction’

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Navy still not happy to have to play rematch

Go Mids’ David Ausiello says Kettani ‘ready’ for matchup vs. Army’s Mooney

Go Mids’ Chris Rohe introduces Black Knights

Go Mids offers Army/Navy essentials

Go Mids breaks down Army/Navy matchup (must subscribe)

NAVY BASKETBALL:

The Official Site previews Navy’s trip to Penn tonight

MT. ST. MARY’S BASKETBALL:

The Official Site says Eers drop NEC opener at Sacred Heart

Carroll County Times says Eers blew 11 point 2nd half lead in loss

Frederick News-Post says Cajou scored 21 points in loss

UMES BASKETBALL:

The Official Site says Hawks drop MEAC opener to Delaware State

TOWSON BASKETBALL:

The Official Site previews tomorrow night’s CAA opener with Hofstra

MORGAN BASKETBALL:

The Official Site previews tomorrow’s showdown with rival Coppin

COPPIN BASKETBALL:

The Official Site says time changed for Loyola game

ORIOLES:

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Birds could make ‘big changes’ in Vegas at Winter Meetings

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Birds hold annual holiday party

The Sun’s Bill Ordine says Orioles NEED to make moves in Vegas, Dan Connolly says team can take time

The AP says former Oriole Julio signs with Brewers

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Pedroia deal might mean less money for Teixeira, Burnett, etc

SWIMMING:

ESPN.com Page 2’s Todd Gallagher thinks some get carried away in Phelps praise

SOME QUICK THOUGHTS:

-Sorry I haven’t been able to get posts up the last couple days, we’ve had some computer demons around here. It cost you guys some of my better thoughts on why I hate the Redskins and why Maryland is passing on the EagleBank Bowl; but I’ll get them up at some point this weekend. I’ll be live blogging from Navy/Army tomorrow and Maryland/GW Sunday night; although most of you will be too busy Sunday night with another game.

-Maryland 80, George Washington 68. But if they lose, our buddy John Feinstein might have to do a hell of a sales job to get Gary back next season.
-Towson 75, Hofstra 70. This team is really turning a corner.
-Niagara 77, Loyola 69. This Loyola team is turning the wrong corner.
-Morgan St. 64, Coppin State 60. Both of these teams will be there in the end.

Talk to you tomorrow from Philadelphia.

-G

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