Green Mountain Power said it was pleased with the opportunity to stabilize electric rates for its 90,000 customers as a result of a Vermont regulatory order issued Monday.”This is very positive news for our customers as it allows a very stable rate path between now and 2007,” said Green Mountain President and Chief Executive Officer Christopher L. Dutton. Green Mountain last increased its electric rates in January 2001, so the new rate order provides customers with a six-year period of rates that have been essentially flat.The Vermont Public Service Board issued an order Monday that:· Allows Green Mountain Power to raise rates 1.9 percent, effective January 1, 2005; and 0.9 percent effective January 1, 2006, if the increases are supported by cost of service schedules submitted 60 days prior to the effective dates.· Allows Green Mountain the opportunity to file for rate increases during the period if the Company experienced extraordinary events, like repair costs due an ice storm or other natural disaster.· Green Mountain will reduce its return on equity from the current 11.25 percent to 10.5 percent for the period beginning Jan. 1, 2003 to Jan. 1, 2007. This will allow investors a secure earnings path that will assist the Company in attracting investor capital to help finance needed system infrastructure improvements during the period.· Approves a three-year economic development agreement for International Business Machines, as long as IBM does not reduce employment by more than five percent during the period. The Board found that the IBM economic development agreement is not subsidized by other Green Mountain Power customers. The Board further stated in its December 22nd Order that, “Thus, we accept the proposition that retained jobs are essentially equivalent to new jobs.”· Provides for recovery of various regulatory assets, including the remediation of the Pine Street environmental superfund site in Burlington, VT.In summarizing the impact of its Order the Vermont Public Service Board said, “Green Mountain will benefit from the certainty the Memorandum of Understanding provides to its standing in the financial community, the security of predictable rate recovery, and the resolution and rate recovery of certain deferred accounting items.”The Board order also provided:· Green Mountain Power to file a new comprehensive rate design with regulators within 60 days, and this rate design will feature new proposals regarding economic development rate special contracts.· Green Mountain Power and the Vermont Department of Public Service will work to develop a proposed alternative rate regulation plan within 120 days. “On the whole, this order reflects a fair balancing of Green Mountain Power’s customer and investor interests. We are pleased with this favorable regulatory development,” said Mr. Dutton.
“I have been getting an increased amount of complaints regarding political signs being stolen from lawns and private property… people who engage in this behavior are subject to criminal prosecution”, Delaware County Sheriff Craig DuMond said. The sheriff’s office said in a news release removing, alerting or defacing a political sign is punishable under New York State law. DuMond also said surveillance cameras can and will be used to assist law enforcement if any political signs are taken or defaced. (WBNG) — The Delaware County Sheriff’s Office is warning against damaging or stealing political signs ahead of the 2020 Election.
Investor frustration with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and the UK accounting establishment has reignited with demands from three major institutional investors for the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) to reintroduce an explicit reference to the notion of prudence into its conceptual framework.The move follows the release of a barrister’s opinion earlier this year by the Local Authority Pension Fund Forum and other major institutional investors in which George Bompas QC argued that there were substantial legal flaws with IFRS.In a letter obtained by IPE and addressed to senior officials at the UK Financial Reporting Council (FRC), investors also point to the true and fair view override, as well as the concept of capital maintenance, as further areas of major concern for investors.The three signatories to the 25 November letter – the Association of British Insurers, the Investment Management Association and the National Association of Pension Funds – collectively manage some £7.2trn (€8.7trn) of assets. Addressing the topic of prudence, the ABI, IMA and NAPF write: “As applied in accounting, we consider prudence to be a fundamental qualitative notion for guiding issuers (and auditors) when exercising (or assessing) aspects of accounting that require judgement, or where adherence to [IFRS] might otherwise result in outcomes that are misleading.”The letter continues: “We believe it materially correct to err on the side of caution – i.e. be prudent – in the face of uncertainty at an individual item level and view prudence as a predisposition.”The IASB removed references to prudence, or caution, from its conceptual framework in 2010. It substituted instead the concept of neutrality.The move was intended to bring the IASB’s conceptual framework closer to the US GAAP framework, which makes no reference to prudence.In a recent speech to the Federation of European Accountants, IASB chairman Hans Hoogervorst defended the board’s decision to drop prudence from the IFRS conceptual framework, arguing that IFRS already adopt a prudent approach.In an echo of the controversy sparked by the Bompas Opinion, the investors also called for the FRC to review the status of its 2011 guidance on the requirement for accounts to present a true and fair view of a business’s financial position.The letter reads: “The true and fair override in the preparation of financial statements should not be considered a circumvention of IFRS but a legitimate statutory requirement in ensuring a true and fair view is reached.“The existence of conflicting QC opinions brings urgency to this issue and, therefore, we believe it important for the FRC to review and reissue 2011 guidance document.”Under UK law, Section 393 of the Companies Act 2006 requires company directors to approve only those accounts that present a true and fair view of a business’s assets, liabilities, financial position and profit or loss. Section 495(3) of the Act imposes an equivalent obligation on auditors.The FRC published a guidance document dealing with the notion of a true and fair view in June 2011.The document confirms “the true and fair requirement remains of fundamental importance in both UK GAAP and IFRS”.But in the LAPFF Opinion, George Bompas QC said it was questionable whether statutory accounts prepared in accordance with IFRS “will always give a true and fair view.”The Universities Superannuation Scheme, Threadneedle Asset Management and the UK Shareholders Association joined LAPFF in seeking the QC’s advice on the legality of the IFRS framework within the UK.The FRC hit back on 3 October with its own legal advice: “On the specific issue of its legality, the Department for Business has today confirmed that the concerns expressed by some are misconceived.”The UK regulator agreed, however, that there was scope for improvement in financial reporting and urged the IASB to acknowledge both stewardship reporting and prudence explicitly in the IFRS framework.Finally, in relation to capital maintenance, the investors suggest the FRC conduct research into possible disclosure requirements focused on both the determination of and justification for distributions by companies.The FRC told IPE: “We agree on the importance of prudence and have often urged the IASB to include a reference to it in their Conceptual Framework.”The statement added that the FRC would repeat those calls in its forthcoming response to the IASB’s conceptual framework discussion paper.The FRC statement continues: “We are undertaking a review of our paper on the ‘true and fair’ view. We also have work in hand on reviewing disclosures about a company’s capacity to pay dividends.”Well-placed sources close to the decision to send the letter reflects growing frustration among the UK institutional investor community with the IASB and the FRC.IPE has learned that the task of challenging the accounting establishment has until now proved to be a major obstacle to any lone investor group with concerns about IFRS.The source added that, despite a difference of opinion on detail between the ABI, IMA and NAPF, the investor and practitioner voice has this time been so strong that “some of the technocrats in the FRC” have had to step back and take notice.
The Crystal Palace star, 27, was praised for offering free accommodation to NHS frontline staff battling the coronavirus crisis in 50 apartments across London. But back in his home country, his self-titled charity and Tomorrow Hope orphanage – both of which are funded by ten per cent of his £130,000 weekly wage – are doing laudable work too. The Wilfried Zaha Foundation normally helps the elderly in remote parts of the country, aids women who have lost their partners get back on their feet and teaches basic skills to disadvantaged youths. But during the Covid-19 outbreak, it is helping as many people as possible get by after shops and schools were closed during the country’s current lockdown. Trucks stocked with £60,000 worth of essentials including rice, tomatoes, cooking oil, soap and clothes have been distributing them for free to those in need across the country over the last month. In the last week the foundation’s seven-strong team led by older brother Carin Zaha have been going to people’s houses to inform them how to stay safe in the face of Covid-19, with advice on washing hands and covering noses when sneezing. Those sanitising techniques are also being stringently employed at the orphanage, which is currently shielding its 31 children – aged from babies to a 16-year-old – from visitors. I’m so proud of Wilfried. As soon as he started playing football, he wanted to do start a foundation. Zaha’s older sister Carine, who runs the orphanage, said: “We know it’s from the donation Wilfried is doing that all this is possible. Loading… read “Being a mother myself and having so many orphans under my care, imagine not having food? Especially when shops are closed. “It’s helping save a lot of lives and we appreciate it a lot.” Covid-19 has had relatively little impact on the Ivory Coast so far, with 480 reported infected cases and three deaths. Yet only shops such as supermarkets remain open and there is a current curfew preventing people from going out between 9pm and 5am. Carin, twin brother to Carine, added: “I’m so glad to be involved. “You go round someone’s house and they say thank you just for giving them something to eat that day – but we’re giving a month’s worth. That’s a real winner. read also:Palace star Zaha offers health staff free accommodation “I’m so proud of Wilfried. In the football industry, from what I know, most players start foundations after their career. But as soon as he started playing, he wanted to do it. “And people are so thankful. I thank God that he’s my little brother.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Wilfred Zaha has been hailed for saving lives in his native Ivory Coast. Promoted ContentCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?Couples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimePortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D GraffitiThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s Hysterical10 TV Characters Who Were Destined To Become Iconic7 Worst Things To Do To Your PhoneBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread Art6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneThe Runner Who Makes Elaborate Artwork With His Feet And A Map
French clubs will be able to start making transfers again on Monday, the Professional Football League (FPL) has confirmed. The 2019-20 season was cancelled in France after football around the world was suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic. In response to the crisis, FIFA gave permission for the summer transfer period to be moved and for expiring contracts to be extended as most countries are working to conclude the campaign. The transfer window in France usually opens on July 1, but the governing body has given clubs permission to begin trading with other French clubs before the fiscal year ends on June 30.Advertisement It is still to be decided when the international window will open. “The LFP Board of Directors decided to open the period of transfers between French clubs on Monday June 8, 2020,” a statement from the LFP read. “A forthcoming Board of Directors will fix the opening of the international transfer period and the eventual closing of the market in the light of FIFA’s decisions and the discussions in progress with the other European leagues.” After the season was called off in Netherlands and Belgium, the French league took the decision to scrap the remainder of the campaign in April when Prime Minister Edouard Philippe announced no sporting events will be allowed to take place until September. There were 10 rounds of fixtures to be played in Ligue 1, but the title was subsequently handed to Paris Saint-Germain while Toulouse, Amiens and Nimes will drop down to Ligue 2. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading…
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By Lonnie WheatleyDODGE CITY, Kan. – A big night awaits at Dodge City Raceway Park this Saturday, April 15 as the 3/8-mile clay oval kicks off with the opening round of championship chase action.It will be a great night for the kids eight and under with an Easter Egg hunt to celebrate the weekend and it will be a great night of entertainment for kids and adults alike with the Precise Racing Products DCRP Sprint Cars, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA SportMods, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks all battling it out in the opening leg of the chase for the championship.Saturday’s racing action gets under way at 7:30 p.m. with tickets priced at $15 for adults with children 11 and under admitted free when accompanied by an adult. Pit passes are $30.The April 15 season opener marks the first of two April events at DCRP with Lewis Automotive Night featuring all five championship chase divisions to follow on Saturday, April 29.
The Marshall School of Business hosted a discussion, “What a Communication Perspective Brings to the Study of Organizations,” as part of the school’s Expert Speakers Series in Business Communication, at Ronald Tutor Hall on Thursday evening.The keynote guest speaker was Dr. Stanley Deetz, professor emeritus at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Other panelists included Valerie Folkes, professor of marketing; Patricia Riley, director of master of arts in global communication program at the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism; Bob Feldman, co-founder of the consulting firm PulsePoint Group and lastly, Jim Fleigner, managing partner at Impact Consultancy LLC.The panel discussion was moderated by Dr. Robyn Walker, the associate professor at the Center for Management Communication.Deetz began the talk by highlighting the lack of proper communication and empathy within companies — a problem that he explained could be easily solved through a change of perspective.“I went into groups and organizations and they always have ‘problem people,’” Deetz said. “But I don’t think there are problem people. There are just a lot of really bad conversations. I do fun things in some organizations; like in small group discussions I pin little things on employees’ foreheads, which give them different kinds of personality characteristics. And I find that they rapidly reproduce those.”Deetz then explained how our communication is affected by social constructions, which limit positive results in companies. He discussed how the way we define meaning in our lives are derived from information sponsored by other people.Deetz also argued that some of our current central issues are caused by a lack of proper communication, not a lack of knowledge.“If we did a careful analysis of much of the debate around climate change, we would see that this is not a knowledge question at all,” Deetz said. “It really is a competing set of narratives about the ‘good life’ and how life works and the fear that one’s very life form is going to be given away.”After Deetz finished his presentation, Feldman gave a different perspective on communication, one that took the reality of power structures within companies more into account. He revealed the importance of identifying company stakeholders — individuals who drive reputation, sales and business performance.Fleigner added to this response, stating that market forces affected communication in the newspaper industry more than a change in individual perspective did. He explained that communication in the newspaper business has been dysfunctional for the last hundred years, but also included that things are changing for the better.Fleigner mentioned that interdisciplinary communication is now more important than ever before, as industrial sectors are becoming more dependent due to the increase in technology use.“Information is everything in terms of making good decisions in [the newspaper business]. So if you are in IT within a newspaper, people are coming to you [who] never used to speak with you before,” Fleigner said. “Information is everything in terms of making good decisions in [the newspaper business]. So if you are in IT within a newspaper, people are coming to you that never used to speak with you before.”
Elijah Thomas positioned himself atop the 3-point arc with his feet pointed toward the rim. Standing at 6-foot-9, ESPN ranked him as the eighth best center in his recruiting class. Back at Lancaster (Texas) High School, Thomas’ head coach Ferrin Douglas said no one could guard Thomas down low. But, in Lancaster’s state title game, Thomas stood behind the 3-point line and swished the jumper. “When you’re a basketball player and you don’t allow yourself under a position,” Thomas said, ”You’re able to put so many player’s aspects into your game, and that’s what makes me versatile.”Pacing Clemson (10-4, 0-1 Atlantic Coast) in rebounds per game (7.4), blocks per game (1.6) and tied for second in points per game (13.6), Thomas doesn’t like to think of himself in one position. The senior has established himself as a potent, multi-tooled force in the paint. His effective field goal percentage of 67.3 ranks 36th in the nation, and it will lead the Tigers into the Carrier Dome on Wednesday night to play Syracuse (10-4, 1-0).Thomas began his career at Texas A&M in 2015. Thomas had struggled with health in the preseason with a foot injury and concussion, according to a CBS Sports report. That December, after playing just eight games, Thomas knew he needed a change. Before the transfer, he averaged 3.8 points and 2.5 rebounds in just 9.9 minutes per game. AdvertisementThis is placeholder textWhen Thomas looked at Clemson, he saw a rising program that could utilize his multifaceted talent. He joined the team for the 2016-17 season when he made nine starts. But by the next season, Thomas blossomed. On Nov. 16 against Ohio last season, he recorded 17 points and 15 rebounds — the first Clemson player to hit 15 and 15 in nine years. About a week later, on Nov. 24, he posted 26 points and 16 rebounds against Texas Southern. In that game Thomas made 10 field goals, showing his prowess for shooting. The once-recruited center is listed now as a forward.“It was a chance I took, and I love it here,” Thomas said.In January of last year, Thomas was thrust into a larger role when senior big man Donte Grantham suffered a season-ending knee injury. Grantham was a premier source of points (14.2), rebounds (6.9) and blocks (0.9). Thomas’ minutes per game increased two minutes to 26 per game to help cover all those areas.Thomas adapted and finished the season averaging 25 minutes per game with 10.7 points and 8.1 rebounds per game. His 2.3 blocks per game earned him ACC All-Defensive Team honors. The Tigers made a run to the Sweet 16 with Thomas in the middle.When Thomas faced off against Syracuse last March, he found success, tallying 18 points and six rebounds. He went 5-for-5 from the field. Despite being smaller than 7-foot-2 Paschal Chukwu and 6-foot-10 Bourama Sidibe, Thomas dominated the matchup. Chukwu tallied just two points (both on free throws) and Sidibe didn’t score.“He gives us a really good inside and outside balance,” Tim Bourret, Clemson’s 40-year radio broadcaster said. “He’s a guy every night that’s capable of getting a double-double if he can stay out of foul trouble.”Foul trouble has often been a problem with Thomas’ post play. In Clemson’s 14 games, the undersized big totaled four or more fouls in half of them. But Bourret said Thomas has the chance to become a top-10 Clemson big man, placed among Tree Rollins, Elden Campbell, Larry Nance Sr., and Horace Grant. Thomas has distinguished himself through his play style, the same versatility that has brought him to the ACC. Douglas, who also coached former NBA all-star Chris Bosh in high school, knew Thomas was different as a freshman in high school. Something that allows Thomas to play the way he does is his ability to shoot with both hands. Douglas remembers his surprise when he found out Thomas was a natural righty, having seen him take the majority of his shots left-handed. He could shoot just as well with the right.“Eli can play all five positions,” Douglas said. “He’s special, man.” Comments Published on January 8, 2019 at 5:07 pm Contact Eric: firstname.lastname@example.org Facebook Twitter Google+
December is the toughest month in the NFL. The best teams use it to pad their power for a playoff run. Those who are not worthy wilt with the weather and the late-season attrition.Only the strongest survive to advance into January, while others finish to build higher hopes for the rest of 2019. With four weeks left the season, this is how the power struggle for pre-Super Bowl supremacy looks. 6. Houston Texans 9-3 (last week: 7)The Texans keep adding to their winning streak and look more complete on offense, defense and special teams with each week. Don’t be surprised if they parlay that into a AFC playoff bye when it’s all done.7. Chicago Bears 8-4 (last week: 5)The Bears tried to win another one without Mitchell Trubisky, but the Giants didn’t let them, pulling out all the stops on offense. It’s easy to forget, even with that defense, Chicago is overachieving this season.8. Pittsburgh Steelers 7-4-1 (last week: 8)The Steelers could have made a statement at Heinz Field with the Patriots game just around the corner. Instead, how they blew the game and got whipped by the Chargers in the second half looks like same old, same old.9. Seattle Seahawks 7-5 (last week: 10)A lot of running, a lot timely defense from the front seven, a whole lot of Russell Wilson at the ideal time to finish off drives and opponents. No wonder the Seahawks are this good again; it’s a throwback to an old formula that keeps improving.10. Dallas Cowboys 7-5 (last week: 12)What they did to the Saints changed the narrative from heavy favorites in the NFC East to being able to actually make some noise in the playoffs. When Dak and the defense are both on, they are hard to beat. MORE: Updated NFL playoff pictureNFL power rankings1. Los Angeles Rams 11-1 (last week: 2)The Rams took care of the Chiefs and didn’t have too much rust against the Lions, taking advantage of the Saints losing in shocking indoor road fashion Thursday. Todd Gurley and the defense looked great after the break.2. New Orleans Saints 10-2 (last week: 1)What was that? The Saints’ offense completely lost its rhythm and flow in Dallas for the first time all season. They need to use a shot at Week 1 vengeance against the Bucs as a get-well soon game all-around.3. New England Patriots 9-3 (last week: 4)The Patriots went back to dominating at home with Tom Brady seeing things fully loaded around him for run and pass. But how about that defense coming through so big, too?4. Kansas City Chiefs 10-2 (last week: 3)Patrick Mahomes lit it up as expected against the Raiders, but the defense suddenly sprung more leaks against rivals on the road, and there was a little power and pop missing in the running game, causing this mild slide.5. Los Angeles Chargers 9-3 (last week: 6)The Chargers have to be taken seriously in their quest to potentially take down the Chiefs after their Week 1 loss to KC. Anthony Lynn and Philip Rivers form a coach-QB combination that should be getting a lot more attention. 16. Denver Broncos 6-6 (last week: 19)The Broncos are quietly hot with three consecutive victories to get to .500. With three winnable games before the Chargers game at home in Week 17, they might save Vance Joseph and then some, yet.17. Miami Dolphins 6-6 (last week: 22)The Dolphins keep finding ways to win ugly games at their own pace, with results often looking better than they should. Adam Gase needs a little more credit for his coaching to even have them in wild-card contention.18. Tennessee Titans 6-6 (last week: 16)The Titans still don’t have the prettiest QB play, but Marcus Mariota is showing off his familiar grit and fearlessness to make their offense a little more legitimate. They still are inconsistent on both sides, perfect for .500.19. Washington Redskins 6-6 (last week: 11)So much for the Redskins going into Monday night still looking good with many big-promise NFC teams starting to fall flat. A loss to the Eagles with Mark Sanchez pretty much means they’re done in the East.20. Green Bay Packers 4-7-1 (last week: 17)The Mike McCarthy era ended with a thud against the Cardinals at home. So many little things over a long period of time added up to his firing. Now it’s on Aaron Rodgers and the Packers’ players to break free and finish strong for Joe Philbin. You’ve got to hand it to Kyle Shanahan’s team; their spirit isn’t broken even with a third-string QB, third- and fourth-string wide receivers and now a fourth-string running back. The 49ers are the only team in the NFL that gets a complete free-pass this season.32. Oakland Raiders 2-10 (last week: 31)The Raiders are much healthier than the 49ers are in terms of actual NFL playing bodies. But they are either too old or too young at key positions, so it’s helpful they are all but guaranteed the No. 1 overall pick. 26. Detroit Lions 4-8 (last week: 24)The Lions had their chances against the Rams, but their talent limitations were evident against LA. There might be some big chances in store around Matthew Stafford.27. Buffalo Bills 4-8 (last week: 25)Josh Allen is a carnival ride you can’t miss, even if it leaves you confused with your head-spinning. He has proved to be a gifted runner; just wait until he can be developed as a passer.28. Jacksonville Jaguars 4-8 (last week: 28)It was good to see the old Jaguars defense show up for one game and save some face for Doug Marrone after the debacle in Buffalo. They can play bigger spoiler in the final four.29. Arizona Cardinals 3-9 (last week: 32)With the heat on Steve Wilks and just about everyone else in the desert, the Cardinals needed that shocking victory on the frozen tundra in the worst way.30. New York Jets 3-9 (last week: 29)Todd Bowles is grasping at everything to keep his job, including avoiding the opportunity to get a now-healthy Sam Darnold a few more chances to develop. Regardless of QB, defensive breakdowns have been bigger bugaboos for Bowles.AFTER FURTHER REVIEW:Biggest storylines of Week 13 in the NFL31. San Francisco 49ers 2-10 (last week: 30) 21. Cleveland Browns 4-7-1 (last week: 24)The Browns went into Houston with a lot of confidence, and Baker Mayfield wasn’t scared, but that’s not enough to avoid rookie mistakes in tougher matchups. It’s too late for Cleveland to creep back into AFC North or wild-card contention now, but a good finish would make them early division favorites in 2019.22. Cincinnati Bengals 5-7 (last week: 21)A.J. Green is set to join Andy Dalton on the season-ending shelf, as the injuries continue to deplete the offense and defense during the four-game losing streak. They might have only one more win in them, and that’s probably not enough to save Marvin Lewis’ job.23. New York Giants 4-8 (last week: 27)The Giants are showing how they can finish games and put together creative offensive game plans with Pat Shurmur late in the season. Imagine what that might do early in 2019 with more reliable quarterback play.24. Tampa Bay Buccaneers 4-8 (last week: 26)Jameis Winston and Adam Humphries are doing everything they can to earn their contracts from the team next season. The young defense also is showing more fight despite plenty of holes. That all won’t save Dirk Koetter.25. Atlanta Falcons 4-8 (last week: 23)The Falcons had some fight earlier this season when they were ravaged by injuries, but the toll of defensive decline and offensive inconsistency has caught up to them. This season clearly deserves a mulligan for Dan Quinn. 11. Baltimore Ravens 7-5 (last week: 14)Lamar Jackson has given the Ravens an incredible spark for a three-game winning streak, and they’ll go in facing the Chiefs confident they can still pass the Steelers by Week 17.12. Minnesota Vikings 6-5-1 (last week: 9)The Vikings continue to lose tough marquee road games in the Mike Zimmer era. Kirk Cousins’ inconsistency is one thing; the breakdowns in defense are another that can ultimately hold Minnesota back.13. Carolina Panthers 6-6 (last week: 11)The Panthers are in a free-fall, and Ron Rivera is taking control of the defense as the team tries to deal itself back in the wild-card race. A sixth road loss would render their two Saints matchups useless.14. Philadelphia Eagles 6-6 (last week: 18)The Eagles saved their season by taking care of the Redskins at home as expected on Monday night. They still face a tough schedule ahead to either take back the NFC East or sneak in as the last wild card.15. Indianapolis Colts 6-6 (last week: 13)What was that? The Colts’ offense had done whatever it wanted with Andrew Luck, but then it showed a limited attack just as the Jaguars’ defense showed long-awaited life. That was a weird blow to their wild-card hopes.