Tip shots

— Chicago dope

With Week 2 in the NFL now in the history books, it's the Baltimore Ravens who lead the AFC North after a 31-26 win over San Diego.

The Pittsburgh Steelers, without injured safety Troy Polamalu, bowed 17-14 on the road in Chicago after kicker Jeff Reed missed two costly field goals in the fourth quarter. Before Sunday, Reed had only missed from inside the 40-yard line once in the past three seasons.

“I was trying too hard on both of them,” Reed said. “That’s what happens to a kicker when you hook them.”

Carson Palmer and the Cincinnati Bengals found a way to win in Green Bay, 31-24, while Cleveland lost 27-6 in Denver.

— Coming to your city

ESPN's College Gameday preview show, featuring co-host Lee Corso, will broadcast live Saturday morning outside Penn State's Beaver Stadium.

The No. 5 Nittany Lions will host Iowa in an 8 p.m. tilt on ABC.

Saturday's broadcast will be the third time College Gameday has visited State College. The program will air live from 10 a.m. to noon.

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6 — The games Pittsburgh’s new Consol Energy Center will host in the 2012 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament.

The games will be first and second round pairings. It is the first time Pittsburgh will host tournament games since they were held at Mellon Arena in 2002.

The Penguins will move into the new building next season.

10 — The rushing yards Grove City and linebacker Chauncey Miller held Wilmington running back Derrick Burns to Saturday in the Eagles 34-14 road loss.

Miller also blocked an extra point in the game.

13 — The rank Ohio State fell to in the latest AP NCAA football poll, despite winning 38-0 in Toledo.

Penn State sits at No. 5.

15 — The home runs hit in 25-year-old Nolan Reimold's debut season this year with the Baltimore Orioles.

Reimold, a Kennedy Catholic graduate and native of Greenville, was taken off the Oriole's active roster last week as he tends to fraying in his left Achilles' tendon.

54 — The points Mercer and quarterback Andrew Erdos pasted on Kennedy Catholic in a shutout win Friday evening, the second highest output by any team in The Allied News coverage area thus far this season.

Compiled by Patrick Connelly, Allied News sports editor. Images by The Associated Press and Allied News. Follow the sports department of The Allied News on Twitter at twitter.com/AlliedSports.

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