Sun staff predicts the Ravens-Jets game

Clayton steps up

Maybe Mark Clayton took all that T.J. Houshmandzadeh free agent speculation personally. He sure looks like a big-play receiver right now. He also showed what a fine all-around athlete he is with that long touchdown pass to Derrick Mason in the third quarter.

Guess this wasn't a trap game. Flacco has done more than just take care of the ball. He has taken care of business and delivered one of the best performances of his surprising rookie season.

Obviously, I was never terribly worried, since I picked the Ravens to win big, but I felt even better when I watched the Bengals come out of the tunnel before the game. There was as little pre-game emotion as you might have expected from a 1-9-1 team. Some of the players actually looked like they were bothered by the misty, 40-degree weather.

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