NFL Power Rankings - Week 10: 'Muscle Hamster' leading Bucs

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NFL Power Rankings - Week 10: 'Muscle Hamster' leading Bucs

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SK JFComments 1 SK: Another less-than impressivevictory, but until someone beats them, ATL sits at No. 1.
JF: Still have problems stopping the run, but didn't matter vs. Cowboys. 2 SK: Possible Super Bowl preview onSNF?
JF: Still clearly the top team in the AFC.
3 SK: The defense is playing at a levelthat nobody in Chicago has seen since 1985.
JF: Most impressive win of the season is followed by toughest game vs. Texans.
4 SK: Despite string of injuries, AaronRodgers and Co. continue to get the job done.
JF: Off last week now back in action at home against St. Louis.
5 SK: Well restedand now face a tough divisional foe in the Rams.
JF: Continue to dominate their division. Can't afford to look past Raiders.
6 SK: Manning is playing at an MVPlevel, can't avoid a letdown in Carolina.
JF: Rodgers is discount double checking at a staggering rate the last few weeks.
7 SK:Should have no problem against a Bills team in a downward spiral.
JF: Did enough on offense and shut down Manning on defense to top Giants.
8 SK: It's about time theydecided Ray Rice is their best offense.
JF: Manning looked terrible in loss to Steelers.
9 SK:Arguably the most impressive victory in Week 9; ground game has beenlethal.
JF: Come back from BYE week for home matchup with Buffalo.
10 SK: Don't know which Giants team willshow up each week.
JF: The other Manning (Peyton) continues to shine for 5-3 Broncos.
11 SK: If ChuckStrong speech didn't giveyou chills, you don't have a soul.
JF:When Wilson is on and the defense is locked in, the Seahawks are a good team.
12 SK:I can't say enough good things about Russell Wilson, very underrated.
JF: Still can't believe the Colts are 5-3 heading into Week 10.
13 SK:Beat up on the lowly Jaguars. Run game was clicking Sunday.
JF: Defense was impressive with win over Chiefs. Are the Bolts back on track?
14 SK:After hot start, Ponder has been brutal. A plus is how healthy"All Day" looks.
JF: Without Harvin the Vikings will have a tough task vs. Detroit.
15 SK:Philbin for Coach of the Year?
JF:Huge opportunity for Lions vs. Minnesota in Week 10.
16 SK:Move over RG3, you've got competition for ROY in Dougie"Fresh" Martin.
JF: Need to win at home vs. Titans to stay in the playoff picture.
17 SK:Defense poured it on in a much-need victory over the Chiefs.
JF: Can't fault them for loss to Packers. Need to get healthy during BYE week.
18 SK:Look out NFC, the Saints may be back in the playoff hunt.
JF: Rookie RB Martin gives Bucs an added punch. Face fellow 4-4 Chargers.
19 SK: Mike Shanahan seems to havealready given up on the season.
JF:Can get the season back on track with home win over Giants.
20 SK:Sunday's battle in Philly could cost the losing coach his job.
JF: Brees has Saints believing in an even longer winning streak.
21 SK:Bye couldn't come at a better time for a team in the midst of afive-game losing streak.
JF: Continue to turn the ball over and can't give Vick any time.
22 SK:Major problems in Philadelphia. Time for a rebuild on both sides ofthe ball?
JF: Will they ever find a way to win again?
23 SK: Playoffs?!? Playoffs?!? Bengalscan't even win a game.
JF: See previous comment above.
24 SK:I know DMC got hurt, but why on earth is Palmer throwing the ball 61times???
JF: After getting embarrassed by Pats in London, need upset vs. 49ers following BYE.
25 SK:Amendola's return to the offense should provide spark.
JF: Looking better the last few weeks. Still have a big hole to dig out of.
26 SK:A loss to Seattle and they can kiss their playoff chances goodbye.
JF: Would have been 4-4 if they could have stopped one man (Martin) in loss to Bucs.
27 SK:Most lopsided loss of All-Time at LP Field in Nashville.
JF: Must win at extremely hostile environment in Seattle. You never know.
28
SK:Where was that Panthers defense allseason?
JF: Are better than their record indicates. But it's a win-now league.
29 SK:Almost pulled out a win over the first place Ravens.
JF:Not getting blown out, but not winning either.
30 SK:This team has no identity...
JF:Looked about as bad as any team could look vs. Bears.
31 SK:On the bright side, Justin Blackmon caught his first NFL touchdownpass.
JF: Can't run the ball on offense and unable to stop the run on defense.
32 SK:Hey Scott Pioli, your days of being an NFL GM may be over soon.
JF: Just awful.

Blackhawks blow three-goal lead, fall in OT at Lightning

Blackhawks blow three-goal lead, fall in OT at Lightning

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Yanni Gourde had a breakaway goal 4:25 into overtime and the Tampa Bay Lightning rallied from a three-goal deficit to beat the Chicago Blackhawks 5-4 on Monday night.

Victor Hedman set up the winner with his third assist of the game.

Tampa Bay, which trails Boston by a point for the second Eastern Conference wild card, also got two goals from Jonathan Drouin. Ondrej Palat and Anton Stralman also scored, and Andrei Vasilevskiy, who got pulled 14 minutes into the first after allowing three goals on eight shots, returned to the start the second and finished with 25 saves.

Artemi Panarin, Patrick Kane, Tomas Jurco and Richard Panik scored for the Western Conference-leading Blackhawks, who were coming off a 7-0 loss Saturday night at Florida. Scott Darling stopped 25 shots.

Cubs will have Ian Happ one phone call away at Triple-A Iowa

Cubs will have Ian Happ one phone call away at Triple-A Iowa

MESA, Ariz. – After an impressive camp where he looked like the next homegrown Cubs hitter to roll off the assembly line, Ian Happ will go to Triple-A Iowa and get ready to make his big-league debut, or perhaps build his value for a trade-deadline deal.

Along with Happ, the Cubs assigned outfielder John Andreoli and catcher Taylor Davis to minor-league camp on Monday while optioning pitchers Eddie Butler and Rob Zastryzny to Iowa, cutting their roster to 31 as the Opening Night picture comes into focus.

Happ – the ninth overall pick in the 2015 draft out of the University of Cincinnati – batted .417 with five homers, four doubles and 17 RBI in 24 Cactus League games.

"Offensively, what was there not to like?" general manager Jed Hoyer said. "I feel like he hit the ball hard every at-bat for six weeks. It's always fun to see a young guy like that come in and open a lot of eyes."

Happ, 22, is a switch-hitter who can play second base and the outfield, skills that could help him escape from Des Moines once the need arises on the major-league level.

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Though there are questions about Happ's defense, Theo Epstein's front office and Joe Maddon's coaching staff clearly value versatility and trust young talent, moving Addison Russell to shortstop in 2015 and elevating rookie catcher Willson Contreras last season.

Stay tuned to see when/if the Cubs will have a spot at Wrigley Field, but Happ looks like he will be on a fast track.

"Whenever you're in Triple-A, you're always a call away," Hoyer said. "Sometimes it happens quicker than you think. We never expected Addie would be up in April of that year, and he was. I feel like with Willson last year, if you had asked me in spring training – would he be up in June? – I probably would have thought it would be more like a September call-up or something like that.

"You never know. Things happen. When you have good players in the minor leagues, sometimes it speeds up on you a little bit."