Posted by ESPN.com's James Walker
Holmes, 25, had better statistics in 2008 and has a lot of momentum following an MVP performance in Super Bowl XLIII. Ochocinco, 31, struggled last season but should benefit from the return of former Pro Bowl quarterback Carson Palmer this year. Ochocinco also said he is very motivated this year.
Holmes never had a 1,000-yard season but appears to be approaching the prime of his career. Ochocinco has been one of the top receivers in the NFL for a long time, but injuries, age and controversy have some critics thinking his best years are behind him.
So which AFC North receiver will have a better 2009?
Take your pick.