The Latest from week 7 of the NFL regular season (all times Eastern):
Just one player appeared to protest visibly during the early NFL games Sunday, Rams linebacker Robert Quinn, who raised his fist during the U.S. anthem, then brought it down before ”God Save The Queen.”
Most of the Indianapolis Colts locked arms before kickoff at home against the Jacksonville Jaguars. In Cleveland, Titans wide receiver Rishard Matthews stayed inside the tunnel during the national anthem. In Miami, Kenny Stills, Michael Thomas and Julius Thomas all stayed in the locker room during the anthem.
Reporters at the other early games did not notice any other obvious protests.
Both the San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks, who have had several players protesting every week, play later Sunday.
The Green Bay Packers are off to a great start without their injured starting quarterback Aaron Rodgers.
Aaron Jones’ 46-yard touchdown run on the game’s opening drive gave Green Bay a 7-0 lead over the New Orleans Saints. Hundley is making his first NFL start, but the best play by far for the Packers has been a handoff to Jones, a rookie. He has 70 yards on four carries.
Jones started in place of Ty Montgomery, who is active. Montgomery started last week in his first game back from broken ribs.
– Genaro Armas reporting from Green Bay, Wisconsin.
The best game of Week 7 in the NFL will be under the lights when the Atlanta Falcons visit the champion New England Patriots in their Super Bowl rematch.
The Falcons have heard reminders for months about blowing their 28-3 lead as victims of the largest comeback in Super Bowl history.
The blown lead came on the NFL’s biggest stage, and even a win in the rematch won’t erase that.
The bulk of the schedule features eight games including another London game pitting the Los Angeles Rams and their NFC West rivals Arizona.
Rams running back Todd Gurley has made it very clear he doesn’t like being sent to England to play an opponent that is only a 45-minute flight away.
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