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November 06, 2009 | Glenn Clark

Ravens 28, Bengals 20

I DON’T think the Bengals WR’s should give the Ravens fits the way some people think they will. Yes, Chris Henry is tall. Yes, Chad Ochocinco is good. But this will be more about the pass rush. If the Ravens get to Carson Palmer, I don’t think he’ll be able to just throw the ball downfield.

Drew went with 24-20 Bengals. But he’s a rat fink.

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

Best of Thursday’s WNST Blogs:

Glenn Clark says Katula, Ngata missed practice again Thursday

Bob Haynie still taking score picks for Ravens-Bengals

And from the rest of the world…..

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says Kelley Washington ‘making major impact’ for Ravens

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says Laveraneus Coles, Chris Henry, Andre Caldwell give Bengals targets beyond Ochocinco

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says McGahee was working as long snapper in practice with Katula hurt

The Official Site says Mattison has ‘very good feeling’ about chances for Ngata to play

The Official Site says Hauschka unfazed by Ravens bringing in kickers to try out last week

The Official Site’s Mallory Steinberg says Derrick Mason was out singing karaoke again with elderly in community this week

Bengals Official Site’s Geoff Hobson says Ochocinco sent box of deodorant to Ravens defense

Bengals Official Site’s Geoff Hobson says Michael Johnson still looking for first career sack

Bengals Official Site says team was given 24 hour extension to sell last 3,000 tickets for Sunday’s game at Paul Brown Stadium

The Sun’s Ken Murray says K. Washington believes he’s ‘more mature’, ‘more professional’ than when he was in Cincy

6 out of 7 Sun analysts pick Ravens

The Sun’s Jamison Hensley says Ravens must stop Cedric Benson, get Derrick Mason involved, have Flacco hold on to ball

The Sun’s Jamison Hensley says Ravens lose if Carson Palmer has big game, team doesn’t handle ball well or start slow offensively

The Sun’s Edward Lee says Domonique Foxworth knows secondary needs to be ‘consistent’

The Sun’s Jamison Hensley says Flacco amongst best 4th quarter QB’s in NFL

The Sun’s Jamison Hensley says Kokinis, Savage unlikely to rejoin Ravens unless Eric DeCosta takes GM job elsewhere

The Sun’s Mike Preston says culture of Marvin Lewis’ Bengals team has changed

The Sun’s Edward Lee says Rosburg not sure how Reed didn’t block Mitch Berger punt in win over Broncos

The Sun’s Edward Lee says Burgess, Nakamura, Zbikowski, Walker all returned to practice Thursday

The Sun’s Edward Lee says Katula thinks injury ‘not a big deal’

The Sun’s Edward Lee says Justin Harper playing role of Ochocinco in practice

The Sun’s Edward Lee says Frank Walker thought scratch ‘no big deal’

Carroll County Times’ Aaron Wilson says Flacco ‘unflappable’ in no huddle offense

Carroll County Times’ Aaron Wilson says Justin Bannan would start if Ngata can’t go Sunday

Cincinnati Enquirer’s Joe Reedy says status for Andre Smith Sunday remains ‘unsettled’

Cincinnati Enquirer’s Joe Reedy says Bengals have sold out 48 straight home games

Cincinnati Enquirer’s Chick Ludwig not ‘concerned’ about Ravens

Dayton Daily News’ Ken Paxson says Bengals might ‘sell out’ even if they don’t sell out

USA Today’s Sean Leahy says Ochocinco sent deodorant to Suggs, Ray Lewis, secondary

SI’s Don Banks has Ravens 10th in power rankings

SI’s Peter King picks Ravens 23-13

5 of 7 Sporting News analysts pick Ravens’s Gil Brandt looking forward to seeing how Mike Zimmer defends Ray Rice says Bengals’ Chris Crocker looking for INT in 3rd straight game

NBC Sports’ Michael David Smith says 52 not sorry for hit on 85 in first game’s Adam Schefter says Flacco on pace to reach 4,000 yards’s John Clayton says Bengals ‘have had (Ravens’) number’ in recent history’s James Walker says Ravens ‘deep up front’ beyond Ngata’s James Walker says Carson Palmer 7-3 all-time against Ravens

Fox Sports’ Charles Davis says Bengals ‘built for’ AFC North

Here are the rest of our picks for the weekend…..

Chiefs/Jaguars: Me-Jacksonville 10-6, Drew-Kansas City 20-17
Texans/Colts: Me-Indianapolis 31-24, Drew-Houston 27-20
Packers/Buccaneers: Me-Green Bay 30-9, Drew-Green Bay 27-16
Redskins/Falcons: Me-Atlanta 24-10, Drew-Atlanta 31-7
Cardinals/Bears: Me-Arizona 37-24, Drew-Arizona 30-20
Dolphins/Patriots: Me-New England 26-23, Drew-New England 35-21 (if they wear the old helmets), New England 31-21 (if the wear the new helmets)
Panthers/Saints: Me-New Orleans 31-23, Drew-New Orleans 35-24
Lions/Seahawks: Me-Detroit 20-12, Drew-Seattle 21-17
Titans/49ers: Me-San Francisco 24-16, Drew-San Francisco 27-10
Chargers/Giants: Me-San Diego 27-20, Drew-New York 38-17
Cowboys/Eagles: Me-Philadelphia 28-21, Drew-Philadelphia 31-24
Broncos/Steelers: Me-Denver 23-20, Drew-Denver 20-19

Morgan State/Norfolk State: Me-Bears 17-12, Drew-Bears 19-10
Towson/William & Mary: Me-Tribe 36-17, Drew-Tribe 38-17
Navy/Notre Dame: Me-Irish 37-26, Drew-Irish 30-27
Maryland/NC State: Me-Terps 31-30, Drew 44-31 Wolfpack

Talk to you from Owings Mills.