- The Washington Times - Thursday, November 12, 2009

LOCAL POWER RANKINGS WHO’S GENERATING BUZZ IN THE D.C. AREA?

CLINTON PORTIS

He is doubtful to play Sunday because of a concussion. Of bigger concern: Is the tread completely off the tires, and is he running on his rims?

CHAMP BAILEY

It has been more than five years since Bailey and a second-round pick were swapped for Portis. Who has the edge? Well, Champ’s a Hall of Famer.

ALEX OVECHKIN

Entering Wednesday night, the Capitals were 2-1 without the Moscow Dynamo, which is a good sign if he’s hurt later in the season.

GILBERT ARENAS

The Wizards guard is scoring 24 points a game, but he’s also averaging a whopping 4.8 turnovers for his 2-6 team.

KEN NIUMATALOLO

The Navy coach is 1-1 against Notre Dame, and his team was at times dominant Saturday in South Bend. The Midshipmen are headed to the Texas Bowl.

TWT FIVE TOP RECEIVERS FROM THE SECOND ROUND OF THE 2008 NFL DRAFT

1. Eddie Royal, Broncos — The Northern Virginia native has 116 catches for 1,212 yards and five touchdowns. He also returns punts and kickoffs.

2. DeSean Jackson, Eagles — The dynamic player has 88 catches for 1,442 yards and six touchdowns. He has huge-play ability.

3. Donnie Avery, Rams — The first receiver taken in the draft has 75 catches for 960 yards and five touchdowns.

4. Jordy Nelson, Packers — He doesn’t get a lot of looks but has managed 40 catches for 470 yards and three touchdowns.

5. Devin Thomas, Redskins — Having worked his way into the starting lineup, he has 22 catches for 191 yards and a touchdown.

THURSDAY’S BEST BET ON TV

The NFL’s Thursday night schedule starts with Chicago at San Francisco. 8 p.m., NFL Network

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