UK sets out “battle plan” to try to contain spread of coronavirus

first_img“This is a national challenge … I think we’ll get through it in very good shape,” Johnson said at a news conference alongside England’s Chief Medical Officer Chris Whitty and the government’s Chief Scientific Adviser Patrick Vallance.The government said its strategy was aimed at delaying the peak of the outbreak until the summer when the weather is warmer and the health service is under less seasonal pressure. This would also allow more time for the development of vaccines.Possible options include discouraging unnecessary travel as part of what it called a “social distancing” strategy, delaying non-urgent health care, and drafting in health professionals who have retired.If staff shortages impact emergency services such as the police force, they will focus on responding to serious crimes and maintaining public order. Johnson said the army was also ready to step in and provide back up to the police if needed. If the outbreak worsens or is severe and prolonged, the government said it would move from seeking to contain and delay the outbreak to mitigating its impact.The government will launch a major public information campaign later this week, run from a “war room” in the Cabinet Office, setting out steps people can take to limit the spread of the virus, such as washing their hands regularly.Johnson’s office said it would also publish legislation in the coming weeks which would give the government necessary powers to prepare for and tackle the outbreak.Whitty said he thought it was unlikely Britain would be in the situation of locking down individual cities, but all options would be kept available.Finance minister Rishi Sunak has asked officials to draw up “further measures to support the public health response, businesses and the economy as needed” and will give an update when he presents his first budget to parliament on March 11.Bank of England Governor Mark Carney said policymakers around the world were working on a “powerful and timely” response to the economic hit from coronavirus.”It is reasonable to expect a response that reflects a combination of fiscal measures and central bank initiatives,” he said.Topics : Britain unveiled its “battle plan” to tackle the spread of coronavirus on Tuesday, warning that as many as a fifth of employees could be off work at the peak of the outbreak.The United Kingdom has so far had 39 confirmed cases of the virus, and Prime Minister Boris Johnson said it was “highly likely” the country would see a growing number of cases.The government’s plan includes possible school closures, home working and cancelling large-scale gatherings to delay the peak of the outbreak. Businesses could be given extra time to pay their taxes if they are facing short-term cash flow issues.last_img read more

Thousands held on cruise ship off California over coronavirus fears

first_imgThe ship’s return from its current voyage was being delayed to allow “ample timing” for testing of “a number of passengers and crew members that have developed symptoms,” Newsom told a press conference.”So we’re holding that ship, which (has) thousands of passengers as well, off the coast, and we’ll be conducting those tests,” he added.Eleven passengers and 10 crew members were potentially infected with the virus, Newsom said.Around 62 passengers who remained on board from the earlier Mexico voyage were restricted to their rooms for testing, the Princess Cruises company said in a statement to AFP. It was not specified if they were among those displaying symptoms.”In an abundance of caution, these guests and other potential close crew contacts have been asked to remain in their staterooms until screened by our onboard medical team,” it said.The ship held about 2,500 passengers, plus crew, said Newsom. According to the company’s website, the vessel is manned by 1,150 crew.The Grand Princess belongs to Princess Cruises, the same company which operated the coronavirus-stricken ship held off Japan last month on which more than 700 people on board tested positive.At least six people who were hospitalized after being taken off the Diamond Princess have died.Topics : Thousands were stranded on a cruise ship off the California coast Wednesday over fears of the new coronavirus after passengers and crew members on board developed symptoms.Officials delayed the return of the Grand Princess to San Francisco on Wednesday night from Hawaii in order to carry out testing on board for those potentially infected.A 71-year-old man who had been aboard the same vessel during its previous voyage to Mexico died after contracting the COVID-19 illness, becoming the first fatal case in California, the operator Princess Cruises and California Governor Gavin Newsom said.last_img read more

Chicken with Olives.

first_img 25 Views   no discussions Share Tweet Looking for a new way to cook chicken? Try this savory recipe that includes tender chicken, ripe and green olives, crushed tomatoes, and spicy capers.This recipe is seasoned with fresh lemon, Italian flat-leaf parsley, and a hint of oregano for an Italian flair. This dish is excellent served over a bed of pasta and with a side of leafy romaine and tomato salad.Nutrition Facts * Calories340, * Total Fat (g)16, * Saturated Fat (g)2, * Monounsaturated Fat (g)11, * Polyunsaturated Fat (g)2, * Cholesterol (mg)82, * Sodium (mg)1311, * Carbohydrate (g)13, * Total Sugar (g)5, * Fiber (g)5, * Protein (g)35, * Vitamin C (DV%)36, * Calcium (DV%)10, * Iron (DV%)14, * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.Ingredients:4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves (1-1/4 to 1-1/2 lb. total)2 Tbsp. olive oil1 medium onion, sliced2 cloves garlic, minced1 15-oz. can crushed tomatoes1 5.75oz. jar sliced pitted green olives, drained1 2.25-oz. can sliced pitted ripe olives, drained2 Tbsp. capers, drained2 Tbsp. finely shredded lemon peel1 tsp. dried oregano, crushed3 Tbsp. snipped fresh Italian (flat-leaf) parsley Share Recipe source:BHG.comcenter_img Directions:In large skillet brown chicken in hot oil over medium-high heat for 5 minutes, turning once. Remove chicken from skillet; set aside. Add onion to skillet. Cook over medium heat for 8 to 10 minutes or until tender and lightly browned, stirring occasionally and adding garlic the last 1 minute of cooking.Stir tomatoes, olives, capers, lemon peel, and oregano into onion mixture. Place chicken on tomato mixture. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 13 to 15 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink (170 degrees F).To serve, place chicken on platter. Season tomato mixture to taste with salt and black pepper. Spoon tomato mixture over chicken. Sprinkle with parsley. Makes 4 servings. Share Sharing is caring! Food & DiningLifestyle Chicken with Olives. by: – April 26, 2011last_img read more

FIFA considering changes to transfer windows system

first_img At present, teams are permitted to sign players in two windows, in summer and winter but that now seems likely to change as a result of the pandemic. read also:FIFA Ranking: Covid-19 declares operation stay where you are! FIFA’s director of football regulations said: “We could see the opening of a third transfer window,” to German TV channel ARD Sportschau. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 FIFA could introduce a third transfer window to help clubs to recover when football resumes. If some leagues continue well into the year then FIFA are considering a flexible approach to transfers to allow teams to buy and sell players at different times.Advertisement Loading… FIFA are considering changes to the transfer windows system due to the coronavirus suspension. Promoted ContentTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldSuperhero Castings That People Hated But Were AmazingA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes8 Best 1980s High Tech GadgetsBest Car Manufacturers In The World7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too Much7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterWhy Do So Many Digital Assistants Have Feminine Names & Voices?last_img read more

Keane not giving up on Euro 2016

first_img “The goal was a very, very lucky goal but we gave them opportunities to do that. Sometimes you need a bit of luck and they got it. ” Keane was used only as a second-half substitute at the end of a dreadful week for his family, during which his cousins Alan and Stephen Harris died after being overcome by toxic fumes as they worked in a sewer. The striker revealed he would not have been able to start the game after making just three appearances for his club in recent weeks because of a groin injury, but insisted he was ready to play his part. He said: “It’s been a tough week. I don’t want to talk about it too much, but for all the family it’s been difficult. “I was ready for the game. Physically I probably wasn’t ready for it in terms of my fitness and the way I’ve been. I played 90 minutes last week – I was only supposed to play 60 but I ended up playing 90. “I’ve been out for two months. It’s a long time, so I wouldn’t have been able to start the game, and trying to play for 90 minutes would have been difficult after being out for such a long time.” He said: “We’ll keep plugging away. We’re definitely not out of this and that was the message that everyone was saying to each other. There’s no way we’re out of this. “Scotland still have a couple of tough games coming up. There are no easy games in the group, but in our next two games we’ll be looking to get six points.” Given that minnows Gibraltar conceded seven goals for the third time in the campaign – on this occasion at home to world champions Germany – on Saturday, the chances of them denying the Republic maximum points in Faro seem remote, while Martin O’Neill’s men will be confident of repeating their victory over the Georgians in Tbilisi when they head for Dublin. At the same time the Scots, who remains two points better off than the Irish, have to head for Georgia and then host the Germans, and that – on paper at least – looks a significantly harder double-header. However, Poland, who cemented their place at the top of the table with a 4-0 victory over Georgia in Warsaw, are now five points clear of Ireland with Germany just a point worse off, and with only four games each to play the pair are in pole position to claim the two automatic spots and leave the rest scrambling for a play-off berth. It might have been so different for the Republic had they managed to build upon Jon Walters’ first-half strike on a night when they enjoyed the better of the game, but ultimately paid once again for a momentary lapse which handed Shaun Maloney, the man whose goal separated the sides in Glasgow in November, to fire home an equaliser with the help of a sizeable deflection off defender John O’Shea. Asked if he was disappointed with just a point, Keane said: “Yeah, of course. When you dominate the game and everything seems to be going to plan, then we switch off 30 seconds after the start of the second half… “Football is for 90-plus minutes, so you always have to be switched on, knowing that they have clever players that can do something. The Republic were dealt a blow on Saturday evening when Group D rivals Scotland emerged from their trip to Dublin with a point from a 1-1 draw which prevented Keane and his team-mates leap-frogging them. It was a game most onlookers believed Ireland had to win if they were to retain any chance of automatic qualification, although the 34-year-old Los Angeles Galaxy frontman is in no mood to throw in the towel and has already turned his attention to the trip to Gibraltar and the home clash with Georgia when hostilities resume after the summer. Robbie Keane is targeting six points in September after refusing to give up on the Republic of Ireland’s hopes of making it to the Euro 2016 finals. Press Associationlast_img read more

ASEBSC To Clash OILFC In Bordoloi Trophy final

first_imgOur Sports ReporterGUWAHATI: Assam State Electricity Board Sports Club (ASEBSC) set title clash with Oil India Limited Football Club in the 66th Bordoloi Trophy Football Championship which will be held at the Nehru stadium on October 2. ASEBSC moved into the final defeating FC Green Valley 3-2 in a well contested second semi final held at the Nehru stadium here today.The first half was totally dominated by ASEBSC. The side took just six minutes to take 1-0 lead through Maneswar Mushahary. Super Division League champion was awarded a free kick on the top of the box and Maneswar beat the opponent goalkeeper with a nice shot. Jwmbla Brahma made it 2-0 in the 64th minutes.FC green Valley came back strongly thereafter and returned both the goals through Victor Shadap and Micheal Lucky. Victor scored in 76th minutes and Lucky seven minutes later. However ASEBSC managed to get the winning goal within the schedule time and Jwmbla Brahma once again scored for his side a few minutes before the final whistle. Also Read: Oil India Limited Football club (OILFC) in final of Bordoloi TrophyAlso Watch: Tinsukia District Police as Part of “Swacchata hi Sewa” on Sunday undertook cleanliness drive.last_img read more

Paul’s belligerent 72 not enough to save Windies Under-19s

first_imgNORTH SOUND, Antigua, (CMC) – Under-19 World Cup star, Keemo Paul, stroked his maiden Regional Super50 half-century but it was not enough to save West Indies Under-19s as they collapsed to a six-wicket defeat to Kent Spitfires here yesterday.All-rounder Paul was impressive with a stroke-filled 72, an innings that helped pulled the Under-19s around from 83 for five in the 32nd over and lift them to 191 for eight off their 50 overs at the Vivian Richards Cricket Ground.Captain Kirstan Kallicharan chimed in with 47 and Shamar Springer got 26 but the Under-19s innings never really found flight and they failed to crack the 200-run mark.New ball bowlers Matt Coles (3-42) and Calum Haggett (3-43) did the early damage with three wickets apiece.In reply, Kent strolled to their target in the 45th over with wicketkeeper Adam Rouse top-scoring with 61 not out and Sean Dickson getting 53.Opener Daniel Bell-Drummond struck 29 from 36 deliveries while opening partner Adam Ball weighed in with 25, in a stand of 50 for the first wicket.When they both departed to leave Kent on 64 for two in the 18th over, Rouse and Dickson combined in a 104-run partnership for the third wicket to set up the win.Rouse faced 105 deliveries and counted one four and a six while Dickson hit two fours and a six in a 76-ball knock.Left-arm quick Obed McCoy was the best Under-19s bowled with two for 47.Earlier, winning the toss and choosing to bat, the Under-19s were tottering at 20 for four in the eighth over before Kallicharan, Springer and then Paul came to their side’s rescue.First, Kallicharan and Springer put on a critical 63 for the fifth wicket before Paul and Kallicharan added a further 46 for the sixth wicket.Kallicharan, a member of the successful Under-19 World Cup side, struck three fours in a responsible 110-ball knock before perishing in the 44th over at 129 for six.Paul then took charge in a belligerent innings which required only 57 balls and included four fours and five sixes. Importantly, he added 41 for the seventh wicket with Joshua Bishop (10), which helped Under-19s extend their rally in the death overs.UNDER-19sS Brathwaite b Haggett 9+E Stewart lbw b Haggett 0B Yadram c Blake b Coles 3A Athanze c Gidman b Haggett 2S Springer run our 26K Kallicharan lbw b Coles 47K Paul c Robinson b Gidman 72J Bishop b Coles 10J Royal not out 5Extras (lb8, w9) 17TOTAL (8 wkts, 50 overs) 191Did not bat: O McCoy, T Alleyne.Fall of wickets: 1-12, 2-15, 3-20, 4-20, 5-83, 6-129, 7-170, 8-191.Bowling: Haggett 10-3-43-3, Coles 10-2-42-3, Ball 6-0-24-0, Gidman 6-1-23-1, Qayyum 10-0-26-0, Riley 8-1-25-0.KENTD Bell-Drummond st Stewart b Bishop 29A Ball c Kallicharan b Royal 25A Rouse not out 61S Dickson c wkp Stewart b McCoy 53*W Gidman c Yadram b Mccoy 7A Blake not out 4Extras (lb2, w11) 13TOTAL (4 wkts, 44.5 overs) 192Did not bat: O Robinson, C Haggett, M Coles, A Riley, I Qayyum.Fall of wickets: 1-50, 2-64, 3-168, 4-188.Bowling: McCoy 7.5-0-47-2, Alleyne 8-0-44-0, Bishop 10-2-21-1, Paul 1-0-4-0, Royal 10-0-32-1, Yadram 5-0-25-0, Athanaze 3-0-17-0.Points: Kent 4, Under-19s.last_img read more

Cricket News ‘God help Indian cricket’, say Sourav Ganguly, Harbhajan Singh on conflict of interest notice to Rahul Dravid

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: “God help Indian cricket,” said Sourav Ganguly, expressing his displeasure after Rahul Dravid was issued a notice from the BCCI’s ethics officer on conflict of interest allegations against the legend. Ganguly was backed by off-spinner Harbhajan Singh, who excelled under his captaincy. The BCCI ethics officer, Justice (Retd) DK Jain, issued the notice to Dravid on conflict of interest allegations made by Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association member Sanjay Gupta.”New fashion in indian cricket …..conflict of interest ….Best way to remain in news …god help indian cricket ……Dravid Gets Conflict of Interest Notice from BCCI Ethics Officer,” Ganguly wrote on his twitter handle. Supporting his former captain, Harbhajan said, “Really ?? Don’t know where it’s heading to.. u can’t get better person thn him for indian cricket. Sending notice to these legends is like insulting them.. cricket need their services for betterment.. yes god save indian cricket.”Dravid has been given two weeks to reply on the allegations levelled against him. According to Gupta, Dravid is allegedly conflicted as he is the current National Cricket Academy (NCA) director and vice-president of India Cements Group, which owns Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Chennai Super Kings.Gupta had earlier filed similar conflict of interest complaints against former cricketers VVS Laxman and Sachin Tendulkar for their roles as Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) members and mentors of IPL franchises Sunrisers Hyderabad and Mumbai Indians respectively. Tendulkar and Laxman made lengthy depositions before Jain on their case and denied having any conflict while offering to step down from CAC if proved otherwise.Ganguly has also been at the receiving end of the conflict of interest notices for being the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) president as well as the mentor for IPL franchise Delhi Capitals. Ganguly, too, said there is no conflict of interest in his roles as alleged by three cricket fans. last_img read more

Update on the latest sports

first_imgKobe Bryant handprints, other memorabilia up for auctionNEW YORK (AP) — Some key Kobe Bryant memorabilia, including two of his Los Angeles Lakers uniforms and cement handprints from his induction into the Grauman’s Chinese Theater hall of fame gallery, are going up for sale in April.Julien’s Auctions aid Thursday that the items would be up for sale on April 30 as part of its annual sports auction that also includes a silver medal from the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles and a 2002 FIFA World Cup gold winner’s medal.Bryant’s items were already being planned for auction when he, his daughter Gianna and seven others were killed in a helicopter crash on Jan. 26. Associated Press February 27, 2020 — Cubs reliever Brad Wieck has had surgery for an abnormal heart flutter and is out indefinitely. The team says an irregular heartbeat was discovered during the 28-year-old left-hander’s spring training physical.— Freddie Freeman hopes to return to the Atlanta Braves lineup next week after his surgically repaired right elbow swelled and forced him out of action a few days ago. The four-time All-Star had three loose bodies removed from his elbow in October to address years-long pain that caused an ill-timed slump last season.— Kerwin Danley has been named the majors’ first African American umpire crew chief. The 58-year-old Danley has worked two World Series and been on the field for 10 other postseason rounds, including the AL Championship Series last year. MLB also says Alfonso Marquez is being elevated to the first Hispanic crew chief born outside the United States.— Members of Congress have sent a letter to the Baseball Hall of Fame asking that former major league outfielder Curt Flood be elected in December by the next golden era committee. The recognition would coincide with the 50-year anniversary of Flood’s defiant letter to baseball Commissioner Bowie Kuhn in which he wrote, “I do not feel that I am a piece of property to be bought and sold irrespective of my wishes.” Flood was traded by St. Louis to Philadelphia after the 1969 season and refused to report to the Phillies, instead sitting out the 1970 campaign and challenging the reserve clause.— Former Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz is selling some baseball memorabilia and plenty of household items at a weekend estate sale. The baseball-related items for sale include framed jerseys, bobbleheads, commemorative Coca-Cola bottles, signed Red Sox photographs, and a Boston Bruins jersey with the name Ortiz and his No. 34 on the back. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNBA-76ers-INJURIESSixers to play without Embiid with Simmons on shelfPHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia 76ers are missing their two best players as they host the New York Knicks tonight. Update on the latest sportscenter_img UNDATED (AP) — Boston Red Sox left-hander Chris Sale will start the season on the injured list. Manager Ron Roenicke (REHN’-ih-kee) says Sale will be placed on the 15-day injured list and will remain in Fort Myers, Florida, for extended spring training when the team breaks camp. Sale reported to camp with pneumonia and is behind schedule.Sale ended last season on the injured list with elbow inflammation, making his last appearance Aug. 13 at Cleveland, where he gave up five runs with 12 strikeouts in 6 ⅔ innings. Roenicke emphasized this trip to the injured list is not related to Sale’s elbow.Sale went 6-11 last season with a 4.40 ERA in 25 starts, the fewest in his career for a full season since 2012.In other MLB news:— Indians reliever Emmanuel Clase (klah-say) is expected to be out 8-12 weeks with a strained back muscle. Clase has a 100 mph fastball and was the centerpiece of an offseason trade that sent two-time Cy Young Award winner Corey Kluber to Texas. The 76ers say Joel Embiid (joh-EHL’ ehm-BEED’) is sitting out because of a sprained left shoulder. The All-Star center was injured while collided with Ante Zizic during last night’s loss to Cleveland.The Sixers already are without guard Ben Simmons because of a back injury that is expected to keep him out at least two weeks.The team says it will have another medical update on Embiid tomorrow.MLB-NEWSSale to start season on injured list NHL-CANUCKS-MARKSTROMMarkstrom out after ‘minor’ procedureVANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Canucks goaltender Jacob Markstrom had a “minor lower body procedure” and will be reevaluated in two weeks.Markstrom was hurt during a 9-3 win over the Boston Bruins on Saturday, causing Vancouver to acquire veteran Louis Domingue (doh-MIHNG’) from New Jersey. Markstrom is 23-16-4 with a 2.75 goals-against average, a career-high .918 save percentage and two shutouts this season.PGA-HONDA CLASSIC Lewis, English share Honda leadPALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Tom Lewis and Harris English each fired 4-under 66s to take a one-shot lead in the first of the PGA’s Honda Classic at Palm Beach Gardens.Lewis and English each made the field on sponsor exemptions after failing to qualify for the event.Zach Johnson shares second with J.T. Poston, Brian Stuard, Cameron Tringale (trihn-GAH’-lee) and Lee Westwood, who also made the field on a sponsor exemption.KOBE BRYANT-AUCTIONlast_img read more

Perfect time for Michigan

first_imgGosh, does Kyle Orton ever get ornery. After giving him a bit of a ribbing last week, Orton sure showed me, putting together a solid week. But, settle down. Picking up Orton is still ill advised. Remember, even Vince Evans had a couple decent showings for the Bears. Pardon me for asking, but what in the name of Phillipi Sparks happened to Daunte Culpepper? Whatever, I have to believe that man is too good of a player to let his shoddy play continue. But, on a more positive note, STEVE HEIDEN! Someone needs to tell that man he is not in fact Superman. And by that I mean that Heiden is not at all weakened by kryptonite. Hate to say it, but I told y’all so, on that one. But, enough of that. Strap yourself in, because here is the second edition of fantasy fever.Player of the WeekDonovan McNabb, QB, Philadelphia Eagles23-of-29, 342 yards, 5TDsWell, it appears that after their week one miracle, the 49ers are finally realizing that they are pretty bad. If they don’t, they need only watch the game film to see McNabb tearing their defense apart in a 42-3 beat down. Things look real bright for McNabb regardless of his lingering injuries and ongoing catfight with Terrell Owens. Side note: how far down does Frisco need to be to put in Alex Smith under center for more than one series? Seriously.MailbagDear Fantasy Fever,What can I say? I started the year out looking great at running back,with Curtis Martin and Kevin Jones as my keepers, and in a later roundpicking up the surprising Thomas Jones. However, Martin and K. Jones(especially K. Jones) have been flops in the first two games. Whatshould I do? Trade one (or both) while their stock is still high orhold on and maybe take a few more hits in the loss column and waituntil these two backs pull it together? And what about Thomas Jones?How long until Kyle Orton loses his Roethlisberger-like magic andthe Bears decide to put in Cedric?Help me. I have a FEVER of 102, and the only cure isn’t cowbell.Loser on LathropDear Loser on Lathrop,Depending on what you can get in return, I would definitely think about moving either, or both, if you can get something useful in return. For as big of a fan as I am of Kevin Jones, his situation really scares me. Joey Harrington is looking like the same hopeless quarterback, and teams may start loading up in the box on Jones. Martin will give you a solid year, but is not the game breaker he once was (about 20 years ago). Now, make sure not to leave your cupboard completely bare at running back if you make a trade or over-rely on Thomas Jones. I’m a big fan, but Orton still has done nothing to show he is not the second coming of Dave Brown. Plus, Benson will be getting the ball sooner rather than later in the season on the premise that losing teams don’t keep top draft picks on the bench for long. Bottom line: Make sure to get a quality back in a deal and help at another position. But don’t panic too much. It’s still early in the year; so only make a trade if you would have at the beginning of the season.Smart StartsQB Carson Palmer, Cincinnati BengalsAfter seeing his performance last week against the Vikings, Palmer gives no reason why he shouldn’t be in your starting lineup. Right now this guy is playing like one of the top-10 signal-callers in the league.RB Cadillac Williams, Tampa Bay BuccaneersIf you don’t have him already, get this rookie in your lineup. Any offensive player with measurable talent against the Green Bay defense is a good play.RB Willis McGahee, Buffalo BillsMcGahee had a rough go of it last week against Tampa Bay. But after seeing what Shaun Alexander did to the Falcons’ defense (144 yards and 1 TD), McGahee looks like a good bet to bounce back.WR Drew Bennett, Tennessee TitansThe Rams’ pass defense has been less than stellar, allowing Kurt Warner to pass for over 300 yards last week. Bennett is due for a breakout week, and this could be it.WR Donald Driver, Green Bay PackersDoes this sound familiar? Green Bay gets behind and has to pass the ball. It should, because it’s happened in the first two weeks and the trend shows no signs of slowing down.WR Samie Parker, Kansas City ChiefsDark horse pick of the week. Parker gives Kansas City a threat on the outside to complement Tony Gonzalez. Sorry Eddie Kennison, you’re not wanted.TE Alex Smith, Tampa Bay BuccaneersSmith is playing Green Bay. That’s all you need to know. Until the Pack stops an opposing tight end, start anyone and everyone. Hell, Anthony Becht could score a couple times at Lambeau.last_img read more