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Harbaugh: Andre Johnson is a 'top-notch threat'

On Monday night, the Ravens will have their hands full with Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson, who for my money -- I'm a journalist, so there isn't much of it -- is the best receiver in the NFL (with due respect to guys like Larry Fitzgerald, Reggie Wayne and Roddy White).

The 29-year-old receiver is fourth in the league with 1,018 receiving yards and he has five touchdown catches in 2010 despite playing through an ankle injury for much of the season.

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Also, Johnson leads the league in punches landed on Cortland Finnegan.

"It doesn't look like he's playing on a bad ankle to me, and he's very effective," Ravens coach John Harbaugh said. "He's just a premiere, elite wide receiver in this league -- size, speed, hands, tough, he'll block you. High-character guy. ... He's just a really top-notch threat."

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Ravens cornerback Chris Carr said he won't try to get under the skin of the 6-foot-3, 225-pound wideout like Finnegan, a cornerback for the Titans, did two weeks ago. Both players were ejected after their on-field brouhaha.

"No, I mean I just play my game. It doesn't matter. If somebody gets mad, they get mad," Carr said. "I'm not Cortland that likes to talk and hit people after the play. That's not my game, and I've heard [Johnson's] not that type of player as well. He just wants to go out there and play."

But hey, getting Johnson ejected Monday is one way to remove him from the game plan, right?

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