Neil Young, Beck, Dave Matthews Band Lead Stacked 2018 Festival D’été de Québec Lineup

first_imgToday, Festival D’été de Québec (Quebec City Summer Festival in English), announced the packed artist roster for their 2018 event. This year’s diverse crop of headliners is led by Canadian hero Neil Young, whose set is being billed as his only performance in his native country this year. Other headliners include Beck, Dave Matthews Band, Foo Fighters, Sturgill Simpson, John Butler Trio, Jethro Tull, The Weeknd, Jane Birkin, The Chainsmokers, Lorde, Shawn Mendes, Cyndi Lauper, Avenged Sevenfold, Future, and more.Other Quebec City Summer Festival performers scheduled throughout the event include St. Paul & The Broken Bones, Con Brio, Busta Rhymes Bella’s Bartok, Bonobo (Live), Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, The Soul Rebels, The War On Drugs, Greta Van Fleet, Car Seat Headrest, Québec Redneck Bluegrass Project, Tory Lanez, Gorgon City, The Funk Hunters, Phoenix, Femi Kuti & The Positive Force, Busty And The Bass, Brockhampton, Sum 41, and many more.The Festival D’été de Québec, hosted annually in Quebec City since 1968, is set to take place from July 5th-15th at 10+ outdoor and indoor venues throughout the city, with the main stage located at the historic Plains of Abraham in The Battlefields Park.According to a release from the event, Festival D’été de Québec promises “1,000 emerging and established artists and more than 250 performances.” The event has also made an effort to continue improving the fan experience with several new improvements, including expanding their front-of-stage audience zones by 1,500 seats, adding several new viewing screens, and beefing up the sound on their outdoor stages.Festival D’été de Québec’s 11-day festival pass, which grants access to all of the performances throughout the duration of the event, goes on sale March 8th. Despite the extensive lineup over the course of a week and a half, the pass costs just $80 U.S./$100 Canadian for the first tier, which lasts until Jun 6th. For more information, head to the festival’s website.[H/T Pollstar]last_img read more

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Go go gadget virtual affirmators!

first_img 17SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Nanci Wilson Nanci started her credit union journey due to lack of kindness.That fact is what led her to close her bank account and open up at a credit union.Ultimately … Web: https://www.universityfederalcu.org Details I wanted to start out completely unique and different.HOWEVER, we all know that this is going to lead into the state of the world today.Oh Rona, why are you having such a hissy fit?I figured that I am on a nickname basis with the pandemic by now.I am one of the grateful people that get to do my job remotely when there is bad weather or you know, a crazy virus overtaking the world.I’m an extrovert by nature.I’m also a hugger.Check on your hugger friends.We are NOT okay.Although working from home is something that I am super happy to have the option to do, I would rather be with my work family during my hours of hustle.I never thought that I would be able to say that and mean it, but wow does that feel GOOD.I love what I do and I love the people with whom I share that passion.*Insert Golden Girls theme here*With all of that said, I am struggling with being at home.I miss my routine.I miss my desk.I miss my organized chaos.I miss walking into the lobby and chatting with the MSR’s.I miss the students, staff, and faculty that my credit union serves.Okay, I miss everything.Now I am operating through emails and phone calls.It works, but it is so far from what I enjoy.I need human interaction!I need laughter!I need ridiculously priced coffee with the perfectly tipped whipped cream on top!Sorry, I got mixed up between needs and wants.Back to the topic at hand…Because this is the “new normal” and because virtual has become the “new way”, we must adapt in a way that speaks to who we are.I have seen so many creative ways that people are engaging their staff and coworkers during this weird time.One guy shows up to his virtual meetings with a new and exciting hat on each time.I believe the last one was Mickey Mouse ears.How fun is that?!I saw another credit union friend who had a virtual staff meeting complete with a random dance break.That is my kind of meeting.Sometimes it is just the simple things that can do it.Our staff has been sharing funny gifs and memes just to get through the days.Affirmations come in many forms.A smile.A laugh.A weird hat.The sprinkler dance.Affirmations aren’t just saying “awesome” or “great job”.They are also taking the time to make someone feel good JUST because.What are you doing to make sure your staff and coworkers feel good during this uncertain time?It isn’t about money.It’s simply about effort.Now more than ever is the time to dig deep and bring that inner affirmation superhero to the surface.Go go gadget virtual AFFIRMATORS!last_img read more

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Four detention deputies honored in Decatur County

first_imgGreensburg, In. — Four Decatur County Detention Deputies and one Decatur County Merit Deputy received life-saving awards from prior Sheriff Gregory D. Allen, Sheriff Dave Durant, and Jail Commander Tony Blodgett in late December.All deputies received their awards for an incident that occurred in early November at the Decatur County Jail. The Officer’s quick actions resulted in saving the life of an inmate suffering from an immediate, life-threatening injury. On November 7, 2018, Detention Officers Jessica Beagle, Levi Weakley, Doug Johnson and Christopher Marshall responded to what they believed was a disturbance in one of the holding blocks. Once on scene, it was determined that an inmate had injured himself and needed immediate medical assistance. The Detention deputies immediately requested Decatur County EMS to respond and began giving medical assistance to the inmate. Arriving at the scene, Deputy Nicholas Ronning and Sergeant Christopher Bridges with the Greensburg Police Department assisted in moving the injured inmate into a more accessible area for the medical units and provided life-saving assistance to the inmate until Decatur County EMS personnel arrived. The inmate was later airlifted by Lifeline and transported to Methodist Hospital.“Had all Deputies involved not utilized their training and quick decision making skills, the inmate probably would have died from his injuries,” Sheriff Dave Durant said. “I’m very proud of the team that we have, and this is just one of many incidents that could have ended worse than it did.”last_img read more

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Slaven Bilic wants to put West Ham’s start in perspective

first_imgSlaven Bilic has moved to quell the rising expectation levels at West Ham following a string of impressive results. They travel to Upton Park having drawn at Liverpool on Sunday and Bilic is expecting a tough test against the newly-promoted Canaries. “Norwich are a really good team,” he added. “We know it will be a difficult game, they have started very well. We have watched a few games, they are full of confidence. They defend as a unit and are very solid. “They are not a spectacular team but they have everything – pace, ability, size. Their last game at Anfield maybe Liverpool had just one or two chances. You can’t beat them by being predictable. “It gives us an advantage as Norwich had one day less playing Sunday, Wednesday (against West Brom in the Capital One Cup) as opposed to Saturday, Tuesday. It should give us a small advantage.” The Hammers became just the fourth team in Premier League history to win away at Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester City in the same season after a hard-fought 2-1 win at the Etihad Stadium last Saturday. Those three results are more significant as they came in Bilic’s first three away league games as boss at Upton Park – with West Ham sitting third in the league, just three points adrift of City. They welcome Norwich to east London on Saturday and, with such momentous results already sealed, Bilic is keen to keep a lid on any heightened expectations after a similar start last season under previous boss Sam Allardyce petered out. “It’s too early to talk about the start,” he said. “At the end they lost a bit of motivation last season, it happened in February. But I’m not thinking about that period, all I’m thinking about now is the Norwich game. We are trying to mix the team. “I’m just thinking about Norwich and Sunderland then we have the international break. It will be nice to win all games in the Premier League, that’s our aim of course. That is important for every team we play.” West Ham lost in extra-time to Leicester in the Capital One Cup third round on Tuesday night, with Andy Carroll playing over an hour in his first start since January and Bilic has been impressed wit the England striker’s application to overcome another serious injury. “Andy couldn’t do more in training,” he said of West Ham’s record signing. “After seven months out, these things take time. We have to be patient and we don’t want to rush him. Having said that, he can only regain that edge by playing games, so we have to find the right balance.” Like West Ham, Norwich have a strong away record and have lost just once on the road in the league since Alex Neil’s appointment at the turn of the year. Press Associationlast_img read more

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Crusader preview: Wellington boys lack depth but have experience in the starting lineup

first_imgActivityTimeOpponent Location Game7:30PMAway vs. CircleCircle High School TournamentTBDAway vs. ChaparralChaparral High School TypeTimeOpponentLocation Wednesday, Mar 11, 2015 5. So who goes where?…It is obvious that Wellington is short on height and long on guards. Last season Reichenberger and Phelps shared point and off-guard duties. Nance is in the post. The key will be finding the starter in the No. 3 and 4 slots of the Crusader offense.Buchanan said Wellington’s offense will be dictated by the opponent it is playing. Against Andale and Collegiate there is the obvious amount of transition that has to be played, while teams like Mulvane it’s a methodical offense against a zone defense. 4Cade Phelps6’1″9 Saturday, Jan 31, 2015 Friday, Feb 6, 2015 Wellington basketball Friday, Feb 27, 2015 Thursday, Dec 11, 2014 Thursday, Dec 11, 2014 Tuesday, Feb 3, 2015 10Colin Reichenberger6’0″12     (as of 12-04-14) Saturday, Jan 24, 2015 31Will Long6’010 2014-15 Wellington boys basketball teamby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Ten things to know about the Wellington boys basketball team for 2014-15…1. Where we last left off…Wellington boys accumulated a 9-12 record losing in the first round of sub-state to Mulvane after a rather unusual season. Call it the “bell curve” season. The Crusaders got off to a slow start until the Chaparral Roadrunner Classic.They then won the Chaparral Roadrunner Tournament Classic in January for the first time since the 1970s. That included that spectacular overtime win over Kingman – considered one of the best played game in recent Crusader history.  Wellington would come off that tournament and beat eventual third place state placer El Dorado and would finish off its hot streak winning 7 of 8.Unfortunately, the Crusaders could not sustain it. They lost the last six league games and quickly exited the sub-state post season. Friday, Jan 9, 2015 #NAMEHTYR   Basketball: Boys JV Game5:45PMEl DoradoWellington High School Tuesday, Mar 3, 2015   Basketball: Boys JV TournamentTBDAway vs. KingmanKingman High School 4A Sub-State ChampionshipTBDAway vs. TbaTBA Coach – Joe Newman 4A State TournamentTBDAway vs. TbaTBA Tuesday, Feb 17, 2015 Tuesday, Jan 6, 2015 4A Sub-State Quarter FinalsTBDAway vs. TbaTBA TournamentTBDAway vs. KingmanKingman High School 8. The sub-state … Like the girls basketball team, the boys got a break when Andale was sent to the Augusta sub-state away from the Winfield sub-state where Wellington is. This sub-state is the same as last year with Rose Hill and Mulvane as the other two teams.What does that mean? Well, none of those teams are gracing the top 10 of the Class 4A Div. 1 poll at the moment. And with teams like McPherson and Andale going elsewhere, and Wichita Trinity  and Pratt in Class 4A Div. II, who knows?Could Wellington get its first state tournament berth since 1952? That most certainly would be a boost to the boys athletic program.9. The schedule… Wednesday, Jan 21, 2015   Basketball: Boys C-Team Game4:15PMCircleWellington High School   Basketball: Boys JV Game5:45PMAway vs. AndaleAndale High School Game7:30PMAndaleWellington High School Friday, Jan 23, 2015 Friday, Dec 19, 2014   Basketball: Boys JV Game5:45PMAway vs. WinfieldWinfield High School   Basketball: Boys C-Team Game4:15PMAway vs. WinfieldWinfield High School Thursday, Jan 22, 2015   Basketball: Boys C-Team Game4:15PMMulvaneWellington High School 23A.J. Snipes6’19 7. So where does that put Wellington?…Buchanan said the Crusaders should approach every year with the notion they can win league. But if you are a realist, Wellington could very well finish in third place. Circle, Clearwater and the return of Mulvane are all opponents Wellington can beat especially if Reichenberger is back in the lineup.“We have to improve our league record,” Buchanan said. “We were 1-9 last year. That isn’t going to cut it if this program wants to get better.” Rose Hill, 4. So who will round out the starting five?… Good question. Buchanan is looking at two juniors and a senior who will be part of a eight-player rotation. Tyler Pettegrew, a 5-11, senior will be joining Wesley Gilmore, 5-11, senior; and Dylan Jones, a 6-0, junior. There isn’t a lot of returning varsity experience there. Gilmore averaged 3.4 ppg. and 1.1 rpg. as last year’s sixth man.One of the questions Crusader fans are murmuring quietly amongst themselves is how long Buchanan will take before he pulls up a few freshmen. A.J. Snipes, who is the brother of Lauryn, is a 6-1, freshman and could very well factor into the varsity lineup rotation.Buchanan has 19 players on his roster, but just three seniors and four juniors – two of them injured. You do the math. Friday, Feb 13, 2015   Basketball: Boys JV Game5:45PMAway vs. Wichita CollegiateWichita Collegiate School Tuesday, Feb 17, 2015   Basketball: Boys JV Game5:45PMAway vs. ClearwaterClearwater High School Saturday, Dec 13, 2014 Game7:30PMWichita CollegiateWellington High School 12Carson LeGrand5’1010 Tuesday, Dec 16, 2014 Tournament4:40PMAway vs. Conway Springs,Kingman High School TournamentTBDAway vs. ChaparralChaparral High School 3Wesley Gilmore5’11”11 6. League’s twin tower blues…Since we all want a Merry Christmas, let’s throw out a few “ifs” and “buts” as if they are “candy” and “nuts.” If Andale and Collegiate were not in the Ark Valley Chisholm Trail League Div. IV, Wellington might have a few more league championship banners on the gymnasium wall. Both teams have dominated the league for sometime now, and look for them to dominate again.Andale is ranked No. 7 having beat Class 6A Derby 54-50 on Tuesday. The Indians return everybody, EVERYBODY! from last year’s third-place state tournament team. Wichita Collegiate is ranked No. 2 in Class 3A and as always is as wonderful as ever.   Basketball: Boys C-Team Game4:15PMClearwaterWellington High School – WHS Main Gym                      Managers-Trevor Whitney, Hudson Ramirez Game7:30PMAway vs. ClearwaterClearwater High School Friday, Jan 16, 2015 Friday, Dec 12, 2014   Basketball: Boys C-Team Game4:15PMAway vs. Wichita CollegiateWichita Collegiate School   Basketball: Boys C-Team Game4:15PMAway vs. AndaleAndale High School Game7:30PMAugustaWellington High School – WHS Main Gym   Basketball: Boys C-Team Game4:15PMAway vs. ClearwaterClearwater High School Friday, Feb 13, 2015 4Cade Phelps6’1″9   Basketball: Boys JV Game5:45PMAway vs. CircleCircle High School   Basketball: Boys JV TournamentTBDAway vs. KingmanKingman High School Tuesday, Feb 10, 2015 Tuesday, Jan 6, 2015 Tuesday, Feb 24, 2015 10Trey Cary5’99 21Braiden Buresh6’19 33Logan Jones6’19 22Brock Edwards5’9″10   Basketball: Boys C-Team Game4:15PMAway vs. MulvaneMulvane High School Game7:30PMEl DoradoWellington High School – WHS Main Gym Tuesday, Feb 24, 2015 Thursday, Mar 12, 2015 4A State TournamentTBDAway vs. TbaTBA Tuesday, Jan 13, 2015 3. With basketball comes football injuries…Remember how the whole football team seemed to have all gone down with an injury thus creating a movement to rename the mascot to the “Wellington Orthopedic Patients?” Well, the unfortunate thing about football injuries is they can spill over into basketball.Colin ReichenbergerColin Reichenberger, a 6-2, senior, averaged 7.0 ppg in 13-14. He is out with a finger injury but is expected to play either next week or in January.Austin Dunn, a 6-2, senior, is still nursing an ACL tear and probably is out for the season. However, there is a chance he might play a little in the waning two weeks of the season.“He brings a big body to the lineup that we don’t have,” said Wellington head boys basketball coach Brian Buchanan. “Last year at the end of the season, he was leading the team in rebounds.” 3Jihad Mutazammil5’59 Friday, Feb 20, 2015 Saturday, Dec 13, 2014 Game7:30PMMulvaneWellington High School – WHS Main Gym Kingman Saturday, Mar 7, 2015   Basketball: Boys C-Team Game4:15PMEl DoradoWellington High School 24Chaese Hamel6’2″10   Basketball: Boys JV Game5:45PMAndaleWellington High School   Basketball: Boys JV Game5:45PMAway vs. BuhlerBuhler High School Friday, Dec 12, 2014   Basketball: Boys C-Team Game4:15PMWichita CollegiateWellington High School 4A Sub-State Semi FinalsTBDAway vs. TbaTBA 33Logan Jones6’19 Varsity/JV Friday, Feb 6, 2015 14Therin Frame5’710   Basketball: Boys C-Team Game4:15PMAway vs. CircleCircle High School Tuesday, Feb 10, 2015 Friday, Feb 20, 2015 20Trevor Nance6’5″12   Basketball: Boys JV Game5:45PMClearwaterWellington High School   Basketball: Boys JV Game5:45PMAway vs. MulvaneMulvane High School Game7:30PMAway vs. MulvaneMulvane High School Tuesday, Feb 3, 2015 Luke Smith, Joe Newman Game7:30PMClearwaterWellington High School – WHS Main Gym 30Khalil Mutazammil6’311 34Dylan Jones6’111   Basketball: Boys C-Team Game4:15PMAndaleWellington High School – WHS Main Gym   Basketball: Boys C-Team Game4:15PMAway vs. BuhlerBuhler High School wellington JV and C team TournamentTBDAway vs. ChaparralChaparral High School Friday, Feb 27, 2015 TournamentTBDAway vs. ChaparralChaparral High School Kingman   Basketball: Boys JV Game5:45PMCircleWellington High School Alejandro Vargas, Deyton Araujo 14Arlis Troutman5’79 Tuesday, Dec 16, 2014 Trevor Nance         Head Coach Brian Buchanan Game7:30PMAway vs. AndaleAndale High School   Basketball: Boys C-Team Tournament9:00AMAway vs. Goddard,Rose Hill High School 15Derek Driskell5’510                 Asst. Coaches – Richard Roitman,  Tournament8:00PMAway vs. Kingman,Kingman High School 11Jack Walton6’19   Basketball: Boys JV Game5:45PMWichita CollegiateWellington High School 21Tyler Pettegrew5’9″12 Game7:30PMCircleWellington High School – WHS Main Gym Friday, Dec 19, 2014 12Jaden Adams5’89   Basketball: Boys JV Game5:45PMMulvaneWellington High School 5Adam Hilt5’910 32Ian King6’49 Game7:30PMAway vs. BuhlerBuhler High School 5Connor Phelps6’1″11 40Coewen Rains5’1010 10. The roster… Connor Phelps2. So who is returning?…Wellington’s Trevor Nance is, of course. The record holding quarterback will be returning for his senior year. He is 6-5 and averaged 17.11 points and 8.2 rebounds per game. He had several 20 point games especially during the mid-season streak.Connor Phelps, a 6-1, junior, is also returning after getting 8.6 ppg and 2.0 rpg. in 2013-14. Follow us on Twitter. Friday, Jan 9, 2015 BOYS C Team Sterling Tuesday, Jan 13, 2015 Friday, Jan 16, 2015   Basketball: Boys JV TournamentTBDAway vs. KingmanKingman High School Basketball Boys Varsity Schedule    (as of 12-04-14)   Basketball: Boys JV Game5:45PMAugustaWellington High School Game7:30PMAway vs. WinfieldWinfield High School 22Therin Frame5’9″10 Friday, Mar 6, 2015 Game7:30PMAway vs. Wichita CollegiateWichita Collegiate School Manager – David Matlock   Basketball: Boys C-Team Game4:15PMAugustaWellington High School 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 Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? 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NFL power rankings: Ravens jump Patriots; Cowboys, Colts climb; Steelers, Eagles dip for Week 12

first_img31. Washington Redskins, 1-9 (31) MORE: Latest NFL QB power rankingsFrom 1-32, here’s how all of the league’s teams stack up against each other with only six weeks left in the 2019 regular season:NFL power rankings1. Baltimore Ravens, 8-2 (previous ranking: 3)The Ravens’ winning resume and high level of play offensively and defensively, led by Lamar Jackson and their deep secondary, no longer can be ignored. They are the best team in the NFL now after their beatdown of the Texans adds to a November to remember.2. New England Patriots 9-1 (1)The Patriots beat the Eagles with more of the dominant defense we saw before they ran into the Ravens in Week 9. But their offense keeps leaving much to be desired, and Tom Brady is the first one to keep pointing that out. They need to be on point in that area against the Cowboys.3. San Francisco 49ers, 9-1 (2)The 49ers came out a little gassed after playing 70 minutes of football during their first defeat Monday night, but despite all their small lapses and bigger mistakes, they fought to overcome them and knock off the Cardinals while dealing with more key injuries. Now they need to rev up for the Packers, Ravens and Saints in their next three games.4. New Orleans Saints, 8-2 (6)The Saints’ offense had a much-needed get well game at the Buccaneers because their principals, Michael Thomas and Alvin Kamara, had monstrous games to open up everything else, per usual. The pass defense was impressive without Marshon Lattimore, too.5. Seattle Seahawks, 8-2 (4)The Seahawks got a well-deserved bye after last week’s Monday night marathon victory. They will go back to work with Russell Wilson trying to clip the Eagles’ wings while the 49ers and Packers have to play each other. 21. Jacksonville Jaguars, 4-6 (20)The Jaguars got Nick Foles back, and while he brought back some good downfield passing, the offense didn’t have the same dynamic, explosive, balanced feel it did with Gardner Minshew. One more road loss in the division to the Titans with Foles making mistakes, and the heat will be on Doug Marrone to go back to his rookie.22. Los Angeles Chargers, 4-7 (21)The Chargers went into Monday night desperate for a win in Mexico City to keep alive their fading hopes of an AFC playoff return. So much for Philip Rivers playing better now that the running game and defense have come alive — seven interceptions in two weeks won’t cut it.23. Detroit Lions, 3-6-1 (22)The Lions are showing plenty of offensive fight with Jeff Driskel filling in for Matthew Stafford, but their defense takes turns being destroyed by the run and the pass, much to the chagrin of Matt Patricia after the team’s big offseason investments.24. Atlanta Falcons, 3-7 (27)Dan Quinn has seen his defense respond now that he has help with the scheming and play-calling. The Falcons have gone from ineffective to dominant after the bye. Unfortunately, it’s too late for their playoff chances, but the development could save his job.25. Denver Broncos, 3-7 (23)Brandon Allen played valiantly on the road as their passing game put a real scare into the Vikings. But Vic Fangio’s defense continues to disappoint in key parts of games. (Getty Images) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/93/c0/jameis-winston-100219-getty-ftrjpg_ftiqi927xmwy1dgovfolv4tmw.jpg?t=-1907027179&w=500&quality=80 (Getty Images) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/d2/19/derek-carr-102019-getty-ftrjpg_1i1mpl11lq3591rd9fg96nc9fl.jpg?t=-360193115&w=500&quality=80 (Getty Images) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/84/e3/dwayne-haskins-080819-getty-ftrjpg_nt7a2jl708qp1e2a50hcd3nkq.jpg?t=1949749604&w=500&quality=80 (Getty Images) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/38/ae/mason-rudolph-091619-getty-ftrjpg_1hn3xmxgjz1l715ovmfw3tt49y.jpg?t=994917133&w=500&quality=80 16. Pittsburgh Steelers, 5-5 (13)The Steelers are doing their best to win with running game and defense, but Mason Rudolph remains a liability, and now there are offensive injuries piling up, too. They need to find a way to take the five winnable games ahead before facing the Ravens in Week 17 to get into the playoffs.17. Carolina Panthers, 5-5 (16)Kyle Allen has suddenly become a red-zone turnover machine, as the shaky pass protection is hurting him. He is forcing throws off poor decision-making, and it has cost his team chances at victories the past two weeks. All the good vibes about Allen before Weeks 10 and 11 are now replaced with bigger questions about the future at QB in Carolina.18. Tennessee Titans, 5-5 (18)The Titans went into their bye having won three of the past four games with Ryan Tannehill starting and the offense showing the life it should have with Derrick Henry as the foundation. A win over the Jaguars in Week 12 would vault them right back into the AFC South race.19. Cleveland Browns, 4-6 (25)Myles Garrett and that ugly finish against the Steelers aside, the Browns suddenly have a winning streak because Baker Mayfield is playing much better with the offense making some good adjustments with Kareem Hunt in the mix. The Dolphins give them beautiful bridge matchup before they face the Steelers in a heated rematch.20. Chicago Bears, 4-6 (19)The Bears’ defense is doing its best to hold up with the offense remaining anemic, save for a few random big plays. A bad break-up seems more imminent for Matt Nagy and Mitchell Trubisky in one way or another. 6. Green Bay Packers, 8-2 (5)The Packers have had two weeks to prepare for the 49ers, and a win coming out of the bye would give them control of the NFC’s top seed. Aaron Rodgers has a path back to the Super Bowl right in front of him, with plenty of help from Aaron Jones and Matt LaFleur.7. Minnesota Vikings, 8-3 (7)The Vikings would have blown that Broncos game last season. But this season, their offensive execution with Kirk Cousins and Dalvin Cook has been terrific, whether they’re rolling out to leads or mounting comebacks. Mike Zimmer has done a solid coaching job, and Cousins has lived up to his contract.8. Kansas City Chiefs, 7-4 (9)Patrick Mahomes, evident by his key running against the Chargers, was a little healthier Monday night than he was when he picked apart the Titans in a losing effort last week. He got a big hand from the defense just when he needed it without Tyreek Hill going into the bye.9. Dallas Cowboys, 6-4 (10)The Cowboys are at their best when they give Dak Prescott complete control of the offense and make Ezekiel Elliott more of a dangerous complementary piece — not the other way around. They should keep trusting in Prescott’s passing with a season-defining matchup against the Patriots next.10. Houston Texans, 6-4 (8)The Texans had their shot against the Ravens, but their pass defense woes showed up big-time, and Deshaun Watson couldn’t do much about changing their fortunes. Now they’re in a fight to either win the AFC South or fall back on a wild card. Week 11 went mostly according to plan in the NFL. While the AFC powerhouses flexed their muscles a little more, a few of the better NFC teams had to dig deep to pull out games they desperately needed ahead of the stretch run.Still, there was enough good and bad to create some more shakeup in the league’s power struggle heading into Week 12, from the top to near the bottom. While there are seven teams that have eight or more wins, there are now 14 teams that have between four and six wins. (Getty Images) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/67/dc/nick-foles-090319-getty-ftrjpg_1gn8r16l91etw19vbpz7p2dws2.jpg?t=-101895692&w=500&quality=80 (Getty Images) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/25/af/aaron-rodgers-102119-getty-ftrjpg_yq7s82g9yncv1m6ktps2xau2g.jpg?t=-264486099&w=500&quality=80 26. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 3-7 (24)Jameis Winston can’t seem to shake his turnover woes for one reason or another, and just as it looked like he was a surefire long-term keeper, he dropped a four-interception game against the Saints. The pass defense, however, remains the bigger problem.27. Arizona Cardinals, 3-7-1 (26)The Cardinals tried their best to win a shootout with the 49ers a second time but were denied again. Kyler Murray keeps growing to raise their offensive efficiency, but the defense is an absolute mess against the pass, even with Chandler Jones and Patrick Peterson as the headliners.28. New York Jets, 3-7 (29)The Jets are starting to respond offensively to Adam Gase, and it helps him that he knows he is not going anywhere as their head coach after this disappointing season. In Washington, they looked like a complete team for the first time under him.29. New York Giants, 2-8 (30)The Giants enjoyed a bye to help Daniel Jones evaluate his rookie season with a chance to finish strong. A little more help from Saqoun Barkley’s running and the defense would be nice over the final month and a half.30. Miami Dolphins, 2-8 (28)The Dolphins cooled off against the Bills as their defense went back to crumbling. At least their offense and special teams continue to play rather inspired, as there sadly is no more “tank for Tua” for multiple reasons. 11. Oakland Raiders, 6-4 (12)The Raiders have their running game and defense going to support Derek Carr’s combination of gutsy and efficient play. Jon Gruden remains in the coach of the year conversation with Kyle Shanahan and LaFleur.12. Indianapolis Colts, 6-4 (17)The Colts took back first place in the AFC South with the dominant defensive performance they needed at home against the Jaguars. Jacoby Brissett being healthy made a huge difference, as well, but now they have to keep enduring without Marlon Mack in the power running game.13. Los Angeles Rams, 6-4 (14)The Rams took care of the Bears by re-dedicating themselves to the running game out of necessity to boost their young offensive line and overcome their wide receiver limitations. Sean McVay’s reinvention has kept them alive in the playoff race despite the way the 49ers and Seahawks are playing.14. Buffalo Bills, 7-3 (15)The Bills are good at ripping through bad teams, and they did just that in whipping the Dolphins to stay ahead of surging group of AFC wild-card contenders. They need to beat up on the Broncos next with the Cowboys, Ravens and Patriots around the corner.15. Philadelphia Eagles, 5-5 (11)The Eagles’ offense was without both Alshon Jeffery and Jordan Howard against the Patriots, leaving the tight ends as the only real help for Carson Wentz. The defense has done well to tighten the screws, but they simply aren’t capable of scoring enough anymore. Rookie Dwayne Haskins still looks overwhelmed, but at least the return of running back Derrius Guice was a nice spark to the offense. It also doesn’t help when the defense is getting gashed in every which way.32. Cincinnati Bengals, 0-10 (32)The Bengals showed better effort in Oakland, but they still couldn’t get enough defensive stops or offensive execution from rookie Ryan Finley. It might come down to Week 16 against the Dolphins to avoid a winless season.last_img read more

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