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DNR: Call Us If You See Poaching

first_imgGREENSBURG, Ind. – With deer season underway, DNR officials want citizens to know who to call when they see illegal hunting activity.Conservation officers ask concerned citizens to keep two phone numbers handy and enter them into their cell phones.The 24-hour Central Dispatch number is (812) 837-9536. It documents the caller’s name. The Turn in a Poacher (TIP) hotline number is 1-800-TIP-IDNR (4367). It allows the caller to remain anonymous.Less than one percent of Indiana’s nearly 400,000 hunters are found to be violating the law while hunting.If you see a suspected violation:Safely gather as much information as you can (vehicle description, plate number, clothing description, number of people, location, direction of travel, etc.) without approaching the subject.Immediately call the appropriate number.Do not communicate with the subject by yelling or informing them that you have called a Conservation Officer.Continue to stay out of the subject’s area — allow the Conservation Officer to approach the situation. Cooperate with the Conservation Officer.last_img read more

Man Utd’s Europa League outing in jeopardy after Ighalo, two others go on holiday

first_img And they look set to continue with the match almost a formality due to the aggregate score. Nevertheless, a decision made over players going on holiday may come back to bite him. What’s happening in your neighbourhood? Check the latest with In Your Area. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has admitted that several European countries could face the same travel ban as Spain should the situation deteriorate. But the likes of Ighalo, Matic and Lindelof risk missing out on United’s entire European campaign should a decision come there as well. Put your email in the box at the top of this article or you can follow instructions on this link here. read also:Pogba drops big Man Utd stay hint And though no player has entered a ‘red alert’ zone, it represents an unnecessary risk – especially when the season is not over. Lindelof’s wife Maja posted pictures of their family in France, which is likely to join Spain on the red list. Matic’s partner Aleksandra Pavic also shared photos of them on board a private jet, while Ighalo was snapped on a yacht abroad. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Manchester United could have thrown their Europa League campaign in jeopardy after three stars were allowed out on holiday. According to Daily Star of UK, Odion Ighalo, Nemanja Matic and Victor Lindelof were all pictured abroad at a time when travel restrictions are merely a blink of an eye under threat. Holidaymakers that travelled to Spain have been told they face a two-week quarantine period when they return to the United Kingdom. And a similar problem could be set to go ahead to many other countries, somewhere footballers have jetted off for their holidays. The Red Devils are the favourites to win the tournament this season, with Inter Milan and Sevilla their biggest rivals. They already have one foot in the next round after beating LASK in the first leg 5-0. And with the second leg set to go ahead on Wednesday at Old Trafford, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer may switch his starting XI up. After a long campaign, the Norwegian will be keen to ease his first-team stars. It means the likes of Bruno Fernandes, Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford are unlikely to take part. Instead, Solskjaer has been happy to let his youngsters off the leash in the Europa League, with the likes of Ethan Laird, James Garner and Mason Greenwood impressing.center_img Promoted Content12 Stars You Would Never Recognize Without Their Signature LookThe Best Cars Of All Time7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too Much7 Non-Obvious Things That Damage Your PhoneThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World18 Beautiful Cities That Are Tourist Magnets5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year7 Facts About Black Holes That Will Blow Your Mind5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parkslast_img read more

Potters upset Gunners

first_img Stoke were relishing the lively atmosphere and tempo and full-back Phil Bardsley got into the spirit with a fierce shot that Martinez could only push uncomfortably away. Fortunately for the Arsenal keeper, Chambers reacted quickly to ensure Crouch could not take advantage of the rebound. Arsenal looked sporadically dangerous and Asmir Begovic may well have been struggling had Cazorla’s 20-yard effort been on target rather than just over the bar. But largely the game was being controlled by Stoke and it was no more than they and Bojan deserved in the 35th minute when the Spaniard classily converted Walters’ terrific cross. The gleeful chant of ‘2-0 to the rugby team’ rung around the stadium – mocking a famous Wenger jibe about Stoke’s style of play under former manager Tony Pulis. But even the Arsenal boss must have been impressed by the fluidity of Stoke, who were simply outplaying his side. Begovic had to be alert to preserve the lead in the 38th minute when a Giroud header deflected off Shawcross, but just before half-time Stoke added a third. Bojan’s corner was headed down by Crouch and an unmarked Walters slammed the 100th club goal of his career high into the net. Unsurprisingly, Wenger shuffled things around for the second half, sending on Danny Welbeck for Bellerin, with Mathieu Flamini moving to right-back. Welbeck was straight into the action, seeing a shot deflected wide, but Stoke continued to pose plenty of problems. Martinez was having an uncomfortable afternoon and he was caught out by a Bojan free-kick in the 51st minute. The keeper had to dive back towards his goal to keep it out and was fortunate the ball arrived at Geoff Cameron’s feet too quickly for the defender to do anything with it. At the other end, Alexis Sanchez almost made Nzonzi pay for a poor error when he ran through on goal, beating Shawcross and Begovic, but shot against the post. It looked curtains for Arsenal when Bojan found the net for the second time in the 65th minute – but a belated offside flag cut short the celebrations. The Gunners went down the other end and won a penalty when Diouf tripped Flamini. Begovic got a hand to Cazorla’s shot but could not keep it out – and two minutes later Ramsey reduced the deficit to a single goal. Begovic produced a fine save from Welbeck but Sanchez’s corner picked out Ramsey at the back post and he shot through a crowd of players. Arsenal pushed hard for an equaliser but found themselves reduced to 10 men 12 minutes from time when Chambers was shown a second yellow card for pulling Bojan. And, despite putting Stoke under a lot of pressure, the third did not come. The Gunners are the team Stoke relish taking on more than any other and the home fans were in dreamland after Peter Crouch, with the fastest goal of the Premier League season, Bojan Krkic and Jonathan Walters put them three up at half-time. But, after Bojan had a fourth ruled out for offside, Santi Cazorla pulled one back from the penalty spot and two minutes later Aaron Ramsey reduced the deficit further. Stoke held on to beat Arsenal 3-2 after a dramatic afternoon at the Britannia Stadium. There were still 20 minutes to play but the sending off of Calum Chambers for two yellow cards reduced the heat a little and Arsenal could not find a third. The result brought an end to Arsenal’s run of three successive wins and ended a losing sequence of three for the hosts. The bad blood between these teams dates back to the challenge made by Ryan Shawcross on Ramsey nearly five years ago that broke the Arsenal player’s leg. Arsene Wenger was unhappy with pre-match comments from Shawcross hyping up the rivalry and the Stoke captain’s name was greeted with loud boos from the visiting fans. But they were silenced only 19 seconds into the match as Steven Nzonzi got away down the right and sent over a cross that Chambers failed to clear under pressure from Mame Biram Diouf. The ball ran to Crouch, making his first start in more than a month – and he had the simple task of tapping it in after goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez lost his balance and fell over. Teenage defender Hector Bellerin was making only his second Premier League start for Arsenal and his fine cross in the 11th minute should have set up an equaliser but somehow Olivier Giroud headed wide. Bojan has grown into Stoke’s main creative force and his link-up play, in particular with Crouch, was causing Arsenal real problems. Press Associationlast_img read more

Syracuse defense buckles down, makes up for lackluster offense to send Syracuse to win over South Florida

first_imgNote to our readers: In an effort to cut costs during a non-print publication period, The Daily Orange Board of Directors voted to cut travel expenses to the South Florida game. The decision was based on the paper’s tight budget and made in order to ensure costs for later sports travel could be met. The Daily Orange continues its pledge of providing objective and original coverage of Syracuse athletics.Syracuse turned in a lockdown performance defensively against South Florida, baffling the Bulls with its length and activity. USF settled for 3-pointer after 3-pointer – missing 12 straight at one point – as it tried to get back into the game.The Bulls saw their chances crumble down the stretch thanks to two shot-clock violations caused in part by a suffocating SU defense on the perimeter.Syracuse (14-1, 2-0 Big East) earned a hard-fought 55-44 victory over USF (9-4, 0-1) at the Sun Dome in Tampa, Fla., in a game in which both teams had trouble offensively. Brandon Triche and James Southerland finished with 20 and 17 points, respectively, sparking Syracuse at various points in the second half to seal the win.But it was the team’s defense that won the Big East matchup on Sunday.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“Our offense was really bad, that’s all I can tell you,” SU head coach Jim Boeheim said in the postgame press conference. “Really, really bad.”Syracuse was a step behind as South Florida exploded out of the gate. The Bulls nailed its first three 3-pointers, owned the rebounding battle and rode Victor Rudd to an early nine-point lead.Then USF went cold and the Orange came to life to end the first half on a 20-4 run. The Bulls missed their final seven 3-attempts while SU took control on the boards and found rhythm offensively behind Triche and C.J. Fair.Triche went coast-to-coast to give SU a 24-23 lead and later split two defenders before finishing with ease in the lane. Fair added strong finishes on the break and hit a midrange jumper to send the Orange into the half up by seven.“After the first part of the game, we played great defense,” Boeheim said in the postgame press conference, “and C.J. made a couple good plays and Brandon made a couple real good plays on the offensive end.”The dominant stretch to end the half was the only positive Boeheim saw for his team on offense.Michael Carter-Williams couldn’t finish a multitude of drives into the paint and went 1-for-13 from the field. Fair failed to score after the break and Rakeem Christmas and Baye Moussa Keita combined for two points in their 38 minutes of action.“We came out in the second half and we had really good opportunities and we just couldn’t convert them,” Boeheim said in the postgame press conference.Despite Syracuse’s rough day offensively, the team never trailed in the second half.The 2-3 zone kept the Bulls and its star point guard Anthony Collins off balance while Triche and Southerland kept them at arm’s length.The Bulls cut the Orange’s lead to three early in the half only to see it quickly grow to nine following a big block by Fair to start that ended with a two-handed slam by Southerland in transition.Southerland scored the first nine points out of the break for SU, hitting a 3 and two jumpers to go with the dunk.The Bulls would cut SU’s lead down to six points twice and battled to within five points down the stretch.But Triche came through with a drive and finish with his left, a tip-in and a pull-up on the left baseline to keep Syracuse out in front in the tight matchup. And SU forced USF into the shot-clock violations to prevent them from getting any closer than five.The defensive effort started with shutting down Collins, who entered the game fifth in the nation in assists per game.“We stayed in front of him,” Boeheim said in the postgame press conference. “Our guards really did a good job and when he got in there, our big guys helped. That was the story of the game other than the bad offense by both teams that we were able to keep him in front of us.”Southerland knocked in a 3 to push Syracuse’s lead to eight and seal the win. The big shot was a relief for Boeheim after watching a painful performance by his team offensively despite the win.“You just can’t play that poorly on the offensive end of the court,” Boeheim said in the postgame press conference. “We really can’t but you get a win and you try to get better for Wednesday.” Comments Published on January 6, 2013 at 2:12 pm Contact Ryne: rjgery@syr.edu Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Swedish FA clashes with Spelinspektionen over match fixing inaction

first_img Global Gaming adds sportsbook extension to Ninja property August 25, 2020 Share Share StumbleUpon Submit Soft2Bet continues new market drive with Irokobet launch August 26, 2020 Related Articles Winning Post: Swedish regulator pushes back on ‘Storebror’ approach to deposit limits August 24, 2020 The Swedish Football Association (SvFF) has hit back at the country’s gambling regulatory body Spelinspektionen for not prohibiting licensed operators from offering betting on a domestic football club competition – despite its warning of some suspected match-fixing.Last month, the SvFF revealed that it had received reports of match-fixing within Division 2 Södra Svealand, advising the Spelinspektionen to implement a complete ban on operators taking bets on the competition.However, the Spelinspektionen has declined this request after saying that the Swedish Gaming Act does not support such prohibitions, adding that combat is in full flow against the manipulation of sporting results. The regulator has also said that it was working to develop regulations that will address the SvFF’s concerns. A hit back has now come from the SvFF, with its general secretary Håkan Sjöstrand stating that the organisation does not agree with the regulator’s “narrow interpretation” of the Gaming Act.Sjöstrand said: “It must be possible for the responsible authority to make quick decisions in more urgent situations of this kind, otherwise, this must be clarified in the legislation.”It has been understood that the SvFF has written to a number of gambling operators in Sweden, where they have requested that they postpone any betting on the division. Svenska Spel has confirmed that it is no longer allowing betting, while Bethard, 888 and Unibet have indicated that they will also be following suit.Sjöstrand added: “We hope that all serious companies will follow, despite the Spelinspektionen’s negative position. We cannot wait for the authority to finalise its regulations or to change the law.“We are forced to devote considerable resources to monitoring and other measures.” Sjöstrand also urged authorities to join the organisation in the ‘fight’ against corruption in sport.”In addition to this, the SvFF has committed to adopting enhanced measures in an attempt to safeguard Division 2 Södra Svealand from manipulation for the remainder of the season. This will include increased monitoring of matches and intensified monitoring of the gaming market to detect any deviations.last_img read more

Madagascar withdraw from South Africa friendly

first_imgMadagascar is the latest team to pull out of a friendly international against South Africa due to security concerns.The Barea had been drafted in to replace Zambia, who postponed its game against Bafana Bafana in Lusaka as the safety of the South African team could not be guaranteed.Both withdrawals have come in the wake of the recent xenophobic violence in South Africa.“Having consulted different national bodies, in particular regarding the safety of the Madagascar delegation and Malagasy citizens in South Africa, it is necessary and wise to decline the invitation,” a statement from the Madagascar Football Association (MFA) said.The MFA also apologized to its South African counterpart as well as to the “Malagasy fans who couldn’t wait” to watch the two sides play. Source: BBC Sportslast_img read more

Hearts nick result against King Faisal

first_imgAccra Hearts of Oak commenced the second half of the Glo Premier League on a high with a 1-0 win over inform Kumasi King Faisal at the Accra Sports Stadium.The only goal of the game came after 71minutes courtesy an expertly converted penalty from Ivorian import Robin Gnagne after defender Ransford Kwakye handled a goal bound effort by Mahatma Otoo. Faisal would be very disappointed they didn’t go back to the garden City with at least a point to show for their effort after a decent performance against the homeside.The Phobians went into the game on the back of just a single win in their last eight Premier League games and for a side with such history and pedigree, that was simply not good enough. Goal scoring had been a massive challenge for them and for the numerous Phobian faithful at the Accra Sports Stadium, nothing than a good start to the 2nd Round of the Premiership was going to be acceptable.The side, knowing very well the task ahead of them, started the game on the high and could have gotten their noses in front under a minute. A brilliant cut back from the wing had James Bissue through on goal but with only Faisal goalkeeper Ibrahim Iddrissu to beat, the player conspired to spurn away that opportunity.Faisal were clearly rattled by this early Phobian onslaught but quickly settled into the game and had their fair share of possession. The tide would turn though when the visitors were reduced to ten men by Referee Cecil Fletcher after Faisal center half Tetteh Nortey was sent off for obstructing Bissue from reaching a through ball.The Phobians capitalized on this advantage but failed to convert the few chances that came their way ending the first half goalless.The two coaches made a raft of substitutions a few minutes into the second half. Bissue and Owusu Bempah were taken off and replaced by Abanga nad Issaka Mohamed respectively and this only piled on the pressure on the Faisal defence With a player advantage, it was only a matter of time before the Phobian onslaught paid dividends. In a lightening counter attack, an in swinger by returnee Emmanuel Osei was beautifully connected by skipper Mahatma Otoo only for hard pressed Ransford Kwakye to handle the ball in the box. Ref Cecil Fletcher pointed to the penalty spot with Ivorian import Robin Gnagne scoring the only goal of the game.The visitors went out in search of the equalizer but the Phobians held firm for a dream start to the 2nd Round of the Glo Premier League.Hearts:Lugard,Otoo,Osei,Bempah,Gnagne,Sulley,Abubakar,Mugre,Mends,Cobbinah,Bissue.FAISAL:Iddrisu,Boateng,Ibrahim,Kwakye,Nortey,Akowuah,Agyemang,Mohammed,Andoh,Mohammed,Akoto.last_img read more

Cowley College to hold Work Ethic Program information meeting at WHS on May 8

first_imgSubmitted to Sumner Newscow — Wellington High School along with local area professionals are excited to announce that the Cowley College’s Work Ethic Program will be available to Wellington High School students, beginning with the 2014-2015 school year.The work ethic program is a community service-based program which allows students to earn a semester of free tuition for each year of high school membership at Cowley College.WHS and area professionals will be holding a community informational meeting on May 8, 2014 at the Wellington High School from 5:30-7:00 p.m. The meeting is for anyone interested in learning more about the program and food will be provided.The program agenda is as follows:  5:30 to 6 p.m.  — Meet in the WHS Auditorium (formal presentation).Introduction of Speakers.Explanation of Work Ethic Program.6 to 7 p.m. — High School Commons (informal presentation)Hamburgers and Hot DogsFollow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comment (1) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. 0 Vote up Vote down Wes Smith · 327 weeks ago This sounds like a great program as I’ve never heard of this being done in the area before. I’ll be there……so will my son. Report Reply 0 replies · active 327 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

Moses leads Nigeria to another World Cup win

first_imgJohannesburg, South Africa | AFP | Victor Moses opened and closed the scoring as Nigeria overcame Algeria 3-1 Saturday to take charge of their group in 2018 World Cup qualifying.Captain John Obi Mikel, a Chelsea team-mate of Moses, was also on target for Nigeria at a packed Uyo stadium while Nabil Bentaleb scored for Algeria with an unstoppable drive.With Cameroon surprisingly held 1-1 at home by Zambia, Nigeria have taken a four-point lead after matchday 2 in Group B, regarded as the toughest of the five African mini-leagues.Only section winners qualify for Russia and Nigeria are sitting pretty with a maximum six points from two matches, Cameroon have two and Zambia and Algeria one each.If Nigeria win three of their remaining four qualifiers from next August — two of which are at home — they will be guaranteed to finish first and secure a sixth World Cup appearance.A lucky deflection off a defender allowed Moses to score on 20 minutes and Mikel doubled the lead three minutes before half-time while Algeria wrongly appealed for offside.Bentaleb offered hope to the visitors with a thunderous 67th-minute drive only for Moses to score again in stoppage time with a close-range shot after pouncing on a low cross.Collins Mbesuma shook Cameroon in Limbe by finishing off a Rainford Kalaba cross after a clever free-kick manoeuvre to give Zambia a 34th-minute lead.Vincent Aboubakar levelled five minutes into first-half stoppage time from a penalty, but for Cameroon it was two points dropped as much as one gained.Morocco coach Herve Renard had to settle for a 0-0 draw in Marrakech against former team the Ivory Coast — the third goalless stalemate in four Group C matches.African champions Ivory Coast will be happier with the result as they maintain their lead with four points, Gabon and Morocco have two each and Mali one. The Ivorians held the Moroccans with a depleted team, lacking suspended goalkeeper Sylvain Gbohouo and injured defender Eric Bailly and attacker Gervinho.Renard, who has guided Zambia and the Ivory Coast to Africa Cup of Nations titles, may regret dropping leading scorer Youssef El Arabi.South Africa converted a penalty that should not have been awarded as they beat Senegal 2-1 in Polokwane and trail Group D leaders Burkina Faso on goal difference.Senegal defender Kalidou Koulibaly was judged to have handled the ball just before half-time, but big-screen replays proved that it rebounded off his legs.Captain Thulani Hlatshwayo netted the spot-kick and Thulani Serero added a soft second goal in first-half stoppage time for a flattering two-goal advantage.The visitors dominated the second half and halved the deficit on 76 minutes when Cheick N’Doye slammed the ball into the net from close range after two attempts were blocked.Burkina Faso rocked Cape Verde by scoring twice within 29 minutes of the kick-off in Praia, then survived sustained second-half pressure for a 2-0 victory.Banou Diawara struck after two minutes in the multi-island state off Senegal and Prejuce Nakoulma doubled the lead.Burkina Faso and South Africa have four points each, Senegal three and Cape Verde are pointless.Uganda followed up a shock draw in Ghana last month by edging Congo Brazzaville 1-0 in Kampala thanks to goal from Belgium-based teenager Farouk Miya on 18 minutes.Victory completed a memorable year for the east Africans as they also booked a place at the biennial Cup of Nations tournament for the first time since 1978.Uganda have four points in Group E, Egypt three, Ghana one and Congo are pointless. Egypt host Ghana in Alexandria Sunday.Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Bengals in driver’s seat in AFC North

first_imgUnless the Cincinnati Bengals completely fall apart, the Steelers will be battling for a wild card spot in order to make the playoffs. The Bengals put themselves in the driver’s seat Sunday with an 18-12 victory over Pittsburgh. After playing their best game of the season against the Denver Broncos last week, the Steeler offense played their worst game against the Bengals, and the only reason it wasn’t a blowout was the outstanding play of the defense once again that kept them in the game. TOUGH YARDAGE—Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall found it tough going against the Bengals as he was held to just 36 yards rushing. The difference, again, was the special teams giving up a long kickoff return for a touchdown. Rookie Bernard Scott ripped off a 96-yard return for a touchdown, the extra point was missed. The runback was the difference in the game. Special teams have been a problem all year and if the Steelers expect to make it to the playoffs something has to be done to correct this problem. Currently, they are among the worst in the league, not only allowing run backs for touchdowns, but allowing teams to establish good field position that leads to scores and puts added pressure on the defense.The defense, despite losing Troy Polamalu to an injury, held the potent Bengals offense in check, only giving up four field goals for 12 points. Cedric Benson, who came into the game second in the league in rushing behind Chris Johnson of the Tennessee Titans, was injured in the first half after running for only 22 yards on seven carries. Scott subbed, picking up 33 yards on 13 carries. The air attack wasn’t much better as Carson Palmer was held to just 18 completions on 30 tries for 178 yards. His star receiver Chad Ochocinco was held to just two catches for 29 yards. Laveranues Coles had a decent game with five catches for 67 yards.The offense once again fell asleep in the second half scoring only three points. In all fairness to the Bengals they have one of the better defensive units in the game, but much of the ineffectiveness of the offense came at their own hands. Ben Roethlisberger may have had his worst game going 20 for 40 for 174 yards and no touchdowns, as he continually over and under threw receivers, and once again ignored Hines Ward, who only caught four passes for 24 yards. However, the biggest problem in the air attack is that he continuously under throws rookie Mike Wallace. Either he has a weak arm, which I doubt, or he continues to underestimate this kid’s’ speed. This is something they need to practice. Or maybe they should watch the Tom Brady, Randy Moss show in New England. This is an offensive coordinators dream.Another big mistake was abandoning the running game. Rashard Mendenhall only had 36 yards on 13 carries but looked impressive at times. But for some reason they went almost totally away from the ground game. The Steelers have become a passing team but no one dimensional team is going anywhere in the playoffs this season. As good as Palmer is, they still run the ball with Benson. The Steelers have got to start balancing their attack or they will find themselves watching the playoffs on TV.Santonio Holmes had a solid game with seven catches for 88 yards and Heath Miller had four catches for 26 yards. Roethlisberger has a tendency to go to Holmes a little too much, overlooking his other receivers.The Bengals are still not home free. Their next three games against the Oakland Raiders (2-7), Cleveland Browns (1-8) and the Detroit Lions (1-8) will be a walk in the park but three of the final four will be against tough opponents—the Minnesota Vikings (8-1), San Diego Chargers (6-3), Kansas City Chiefs (2-7) and New York Jets (4-5).The Steelers, on the other hand, have an even tougher finish, with four of their final seven games against stiff opponents. They will face Kansas City, the Baltimore Ravens twice, Oakland, Cleveland, the Green Bay Packers (5-4) and the Miami Dolphins (4-5).This week should hold easy victories for both teams. However, if either stumble against one of their weak opponents, it will open the door for the other, and possibly let the Ravens back into the race. If the season ended today the Steelers would be in the playoffs. They are tied with the Denver Broncos and San Diego Chargers. One of those teams will win the AFC West, the loser will vie for the wild card spot with the Steelers. There are several teams with four losses that will keep the pressure on the front runners to keep on winning. The Indianapolis Colts (9-0) remained in the driver’s seat in the AFC with an amazing come from behind 35-34 victory over the New England Patriots to remain undefeated. The Patriots stayed on top of the AFC East with a 6-3 record with the Chargers and Broncos tied at the top of the AFC West.last_img read more