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CINCINNATI -- Andy Daltons most important passes didnt even make it past the line of scrimmage. Air Max 270 White Australia . Mike Nugent missed another extra point.And the Bengals lost yet another game in throwback fashion, making every sort of mistake.Heading into December, its clear theyve bungled their season away, too.A 19-14 loss in Baltimore on Sunday left the Bengals (3-7-1) pretty much finished for 2016.Theyre 2+ games behind Baltimore (6-5) and Pittsburgh (6-5) with only five left.The defending AFC North champs would have to run the table, and the Ravens and Steelers both would have to have meltdowns for the Bengals to reach the playoffs.They know the odds of that happening arent good at all. The Bengals have reached the playoffs a club-record five consecutive seasons, and that streak is about to get snapped.We know some things have to break our way now, coach Marvin Lewis said on Monday .Also, they know they havent played well enough at any point this season to consider themselves playoff-worthy.That was the case again on Sunday in Baltimore, where they played well enough to stay in the game but no more.Dalton has been under constant pressure during the season, getting sacked 32 times -- fourth most in the NFL.Even when theyre not getting to Dalton, defenders are making it tough on him. Four of Daltons last eight passes were batted down at the line as the Ravens set their defense to take away the downfield throw and focused on knocking down the short ones.Four of eight passes knocked down? Mind-boggling.Those things happen very, very rarely, offensive coordinator Ken Zampese said on Monday. I mean, this was the first time that came up, it came up in a big way, and it ended up hurting us, so here we are talking about it.The game in Baltimore was in some ways their worst yet at protecting the quarterback.Dalton had four fumbles, losing two of them. The most costly came on a play from the Baltimore 16-yard line in the first half. Dalton was changing the play at the line of scrimmage when center Russell Bodine snapped the ball, causing the turnover.The Bengals switched from Bodine to backup center T.J Johnson for a couple of series in the third quarter.To calm the troops a little bit, Lewis said.Three times in the second half, Dalton was sacked and fumbled. The last one came when the Bengals were driving for a potential tying touchdown in the closing minutes. Dalton was sacked by Elvis Dumervil and fumbled, allowing the Ravens to close it out with a safety that ran out the clock.And it wasnt only the passing game that involved struggles by Bengals blockers. Cincinnati rushed for only 64 yards -- 14 by Dalton -- as the latest chapter in a season-long problem. With no running game to worry them, the Ravens were able to get after Dalton.When they scored their only touchdown, Nugent missed the extra point wide right, the fourth time hes missed a point-after-touchdown try in four games. Lewis reiterated on Monday that the Bengals have no plans to bring in another kicker for a tryout.Missed PATs, those are things that affect the football team, affect us and our opportunity, Lewis said. But you know, we are where we are.Game notes The Bengals host Philadelphia (5-5) on Sunday . The previous time the Eagles played at Paul Brown Stadium was Nov. 16, 2008, when they finished in a 13-13 tie. They last met in Philadelphia in 2012, with the Eagles winning 34-13. ... The Bengals are only 4-5 in their past nine games at Paul Brown Stadium, including a first-round playoff loss to Pittsburgh last season. They were technically the home team when they played Washington to a tie in London this season. ... The Bengals put CB Chykie Brown on injured reserve. He suffered a knee injury at Baltimore. The Bengals re-signed DT DeShawn Williams, who was on the roster for the first 10 games and was waived last week.---AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and http://twitter.com/AP-NFL Air Max 270 Mens Sale Australia . He just needed to be his best twisting, turning acrobatic self. "I didnt need to be anybody else, I just needed to be myself and be aggressive," said Burks, who scored a career-high 34 points to spark the Utah Jazz to a 118-103 victory over the Denver Nuggets on Monday night. Nike Shoes Wholesale Australia . Booth picked up 65 caps after making her national team debut in 2002 at the age of 17. She most recently played for Sky Blue FC of the National Womens Soccer League. "It just felt like it was my time to move on," she said in a phone interview from her hometown of Burlington, Ont. http://www.salenikeshoesaustralia.com/air-force-1-clearance.html . Fellow centre Pavel Datsyuk remains out because of a concussion. Zetterberg has 11 goals and 19 assists for a team-high 30 points, and Datsyuk has a team-high 12 goals and 11 assists. Charles Davis excellent statistical analysis of appeals prompted me to look back on recent internationals and contemplate some hypothetical rule changes that cricket might wish to embrace.I have watched almost every ball of the recent series in India, Australia and New Zealand involving the home teams versus England, South Africa and Pakistan respectively. It is apparent now that the referral process has moved light years away from its original mandate of being a safeguard against the howler. It is now a very valuable strategic tool that can change the momentum of a match if used judiciously (or vice versa - used poorly, it can significantly negatively impact a team). To see Joe Root backing up at the non-strikers end, almost directly in line with the umpire, so he can get a better angle on lbw decisions, presumably to advise his partner on whether to review or not, just shows how the thinking around the DRS has developed an acute strategic focus.The strategic element has come about because of the limited number of unsuccessful referrals available to each team. It is now common to see captains doing the arithmetic to calculate how many overs they have left before they get their full quota of referrals back and then deciding on whether to challenge an umpires decision or not. That pragmatic decision-making process is so far away from the original raison detre of the DRS as to make everything else that sits around it redundant too.Not many teams bowl their allotted overs in the specified time frame anyway, so why persist with the argument that allowing unlimited referrals would slow down the game? It is slow already. Unless the ICC gets serious about enforcing over rates, things wont change much, so why not invest a bit more time in getting every decision correct? Pakistan bowled 30-plus overs of spin on the first day at the Gabba and were still late finishing (even allowing for an injury delay). As it is, umpires make no effort to stop batsmen from changing gloves and taking drinks whenever they want, so clearly they are not serious about enforcing over rates. Some batsmen, like Steve Smith, seem to ask for a change of gloves within a few minutes of the previous change.So if umpires are not sure about a 50-50 call, why not give them the power to check with the third umpire, thereby ensuring the decision arrived at is the correct one? In most other sports, rugby for example, the referee calls for a video replay if he is not sure. Getting decisions correct is more important in most sports than time delays. Except cricket, which continues to pretend to care about punctuality but does very little to meaningfully enforce it.The number of poor referrals makes you wonder why the players are getting it wrong so often, especially when it looks so obvious to those watching at home on television. Perhaps the players themselves are not in the best position to hear nicks or judge angles and height. So if they are penalised by only being allowed to get two referrals wrong every 80 overs in Tests (one per innings in ODIs), should we not also, for the sake of balance, find some way to penalise umpires for getting two wrong decisions in that samee time frame? After all, they have the best view in the stadium and their sole job is to concentrate on these matters (not on catching, bowling, batting and so on). Balenciaga Australia Sale. If the umpires get it wrong more than x number of times within a specified time frame, how about if both teams get a referral back for that period? It doesnt seem fair otherwise that umpires are allowed to make mistake after mistake and there are no immediate on-field penalties. It got to the point in a recent Test match where the commentators were actually saying on air that the players would be better off not referring a decision made by Richard Kettleborough (because he tended to get it right) and to save their referrals for the other umpire instead. Surely it is a sign that the system is flawed when teams are making strategic decisions about which umpire to target?If an umpire was allowed to ask for a review for lbws and snicks (like they do for run out or stumped), he then makes the correct decision and it eliminates the need for each team to have a quota. Maybe give them one referral per innings, to deal with the absolute shocker, but if they get it wrong, a serious penalty - 25 runs? - is levied.Then theres the other ridiculous rule that if the batsman leaves the field of play, he cannot be recalled. Given that so many of crickets other antiquated laws have changed, this remains a dinosaur in a post-Jurassic world. Surely if there is clear evidence that the batsman should be recalled, why does it matter if hes halfway to the dressing room? The integrity of the correct decision is surely more important than some law from a bygone era that is no longer relevant in a sport where we are now allowed concussion substitutes, and soon even red cards. Another aspect of such situations is that they also have the potential to create bad blood and inflame tensions, especially in the case of fielders claiming low catches, when batsmen are asked to hang around until inconclusive replays are adjudicated on - with the fielding team then rounding on the batsman for supposedly not taking the fielders word that it was a fair catch.There is another aspect to this sort of situation - fielders appear mortally wounded when their integrity is questioned on low catches but have no similar moral conundrums if they appeal for catches that are clearly not out, or lbws that clip the inside edge, or if a batsman nicks the ball and stands impassively defiant when given not out. It appears that within the sport we have different layers of morality.Cheating is a dirty word but not walking when you nick it, shining the ball with a mint sweet, or stealing a yard at the non-strikers end are clearly de rigeur. At the professional level it is no longer a game of honour, governed by rules forged in that spirit. It is a ruthless, cutthroat business, so perhaps the laws need to move even further to ensure that technology allows us to reach the correct decision. What other sport allows the excuse of delays to corrupt the integrity of the decision-making process? ' ' ' 

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