- The Washington Times - Thursday, October 8, 2009

THURSDAY’S BEST BET ON TELEVISION

It’s a rematch of last spring’s first-round matchup as the Rangers visit the Capitals. 7 p.m., CSN

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

JIM ZORN

The addition of Sherman Lewis has to be a blow to Zorn’s confidence, but he might as well solicit input from the veteran coordinator.

ALEX OVECHKIN

It took the Moscow Dynamo three games to score five goals. The defensively challenged Capitals have needed all of them.

CLINTON PORTIS

Portis called himself a “part-time running back” Wednesday. Other players who get 25 rushes a game would tend to disagree with that.

GILBERT ARENAS

In the preseason opener, Arenas lasted 24 minutes and dished out 10 assists, another positive step on his way back from multiple knee surgeries.

DAVIN MEGGETT

With Da’Rel Scott out with a broken forearm, Meggett (27 yards last week) is expected to get the bulk of Maryland’s rushes Saturday at Wake Forest.

TWT FIVE GAMES WHEN THE REMAINING NFL UNBEATENS WILL LOSE

1. Denver — Sunday vs. New England. Bill Belichick likes beating — no, make that pummeling — former assistants.

2. New Orleans — Week 6 vs. the Giants. The Saints have a bye this week, but New York will win a battle of unbeatens.

3. Minnesota — Week 7 at Pittsburgh. The Vikings will pound St. Louis on Sunday and then handle Baltimore, but the Steelers’ defense will be ready for Brett Favre and Co.

4. New York Giants — Week 8 at Philadelphia. When the Giants return to NFC East play, the Eagles will find a way to win a shootout.

5. Indianapolis — Week 10 vs. New England. Undefeated Atlanta and Baltimore already have lost to the Patriots.

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