The Latest on the ninth Sunday of the NFL common season (all occasions Eastern):
Miami Dolphins gamers Julius Thomas, Michael Thomas and Kenny Stills knelt through the nationwide anthem earlier than Sunday evening’s sport in opposition to the Raiders.
Their protests introduced the whole to 18 NFL gamers that Associated Press journalists noticed protesting through the anthem earlier than Week 9 video games.
For the Dolphins, the sport was the primary since proprietor Stephen Ross joined along with his gamers to create a fund for social justice packages.
It’s additionally the primary time the three gamers have protested on the sector since coach Adam Gase established a staff coverage requiring gamers to both stand through the anthem or wait within the tunnel.
Ten gamers protested earlier than Sunday’s late-afternoon video games, and 5 extra protested earlier than the early kickoffs.
Rob Kelley scored on a 1-yard landing run with 59 seconds left because the Washington Redskins rallied for a 17-14 victory over Seattle to depart the Seahawks (5-Three) one sport behind the Rams within the NFC West.
In different late-afternoon motion, the Dallas Cowboys beat the Chiefs 28-17 and the San Francisco 49ers remained winless with a 20-10 loss to the Arizona Cardinals. Kansas City (6-2) stays atop the AFC West, with the remainder of the division under .500.
The Cowboys (5-Three) path the Eight-1 Eagles within the NFC East, and the Redskins (Four-Four) are in third place. Arizona received again to .500 with out the injured Carson Palmer, however the Cardinals stay behind Seattle and the Rams.
Arizona’s Frostee Rucker and Hbadon Reddick and San Francisco’s Carlos Hyde have been ejected for combating.
The groups received right into a skirmish within the fourth quarter Sunday after former 49ers security Antoine Bethea hit San Francisco quarterback C.J. Beathard late as he was sliding following a run.
The 49ers took exception to the hit and gamers from each groups began scuffling.
Rucker, Reddick and Hyde had been all ejected.
Kansas City rookie star Tyreek Hill confirmed off his velocity and elusiveness on a novel landing to finish the primary half in opposition to the Cowboys.
With 2 seconds left, as a substitute of a standard bomb to the tip zone, the Chiefs Alex Smith threw to Hill at across the 40-yard line. With a pair blockers in entrance, Hill then slipped by the Cowboys stop protection to attain.
The 57-yard landing pulled the Chiefs to inside 14-10, and so they scored within the third quarter to take a 17-10 lead.
In different late-afternoon motion, the Arizona Cardinals lead the San Francisco 49ers 14-10 and the Washington Redskins lead the Seattle Seahawks 10-2 early within the third quarter.
After being practically flawless by the primary seven video games, Seattle Seahawks kicker Blair Walsh is struggling.
Walsh has missed each of his field-goal makes an attempt within the first half. Walsh missed badly left from 44 yards within the first quarter whereas kicking towards the closed finish of CenturyLink Field. Walsh then missed barely left early within the second quarter from 39 yards. The second kick began down the center however hooked simply vast of the upright.
Walsh was 12 of 13 on the season coming into Sunday’s sport. His solely miss got here from 37 yards in Week Four.
Associated Press journalists counted 15 NFL gamers protesting through the nationwide anthem earlier than week 9 video games.
After 5 gamers protested earlier than the early kickoffs, 10 extra protested earlier than the late-afternoon video games.
San Francisco 49ers security Eric Reid, linebacker Eli Harold and receiver Marquise Goodwin knelt through the anthem earlier than their sport with the Arizona Cardinals. Reid, an in depth good friend of former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, has been one of many leaders of the protest motion.
Six lively gamers and no less than one lively participant for the Seattle Seahawks had been sitting for the anthem previous to a sport with the Washington Redskins.
The majority of the Seahawks line of defense has been sitting through the anthem for a lot of the season. Newly acquired left deal with Duane Brown took a knee.
Three NFC division leaders blew out their opposition in early video games Sunday, because the Saints, Eagles and Rams had been dominant.
The Eagles stored rolling as Carson Wentz threw 4 landing pbades and Philadelphia trounced Denver 51-23 for a seventh straight victory. Jay Ajayi added a 46-yard landing run in his Eagles debut after being acquired from the Miami Dolphins. The Eagles handed the Broncos their fourth straight loss.
In different early-afternoon motion, the Carolina Panthers edged the Atlanta Falcons 20-17, the Tennessee Titans beat the Baltimore Ravens 23-20, the Jacksonville Jaguars defeated the Cincinnati Bengals 23-7, the New Orleans Saints badped the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 30-10, the Indianapolis Colts beat the Houston Texans 20-14 and the Los Angeles Rams blew out the New York Giants 51-17.
The Seattle Seahawks are chasing their fifth straight victory and making an attempt to maintain tempo with the Los Angeles Rams atop the NFC West standings as they host the Washington Redskins in one in every of Sunday’s late afternoon video games.
The late-afternoon schedule additionally has the Kansas City Chiefs visiting the Dallas Cowboys and the winless San Francisco 49ers internet hosting the Arizona Cardinals.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive finish William Gholston has been carted off on a stretcher to a ready ambulance with what staff officers are saying was a neck harm.
Team officers had been unclear on the exact nature of the harm or the way it occurred after Gholston collapsed whereas he was attempting to battle off a block.
While medical personnel handled the harm with warning, Gholston might be seen shifting his extremities and giving a thumbs-up.
Gholston has 24 solo or badisted tackles this season and doesn’t have a sack.
— Brett Martel reporting from New Orleans
Trailing 30-Three and struggling to maneuver the ball, the Tampa Bay offense is indignant. Receiver Mike Evans was flagged for leveling Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore after a play.
Saints defensive again De’Vante Harris then got here charging into the melee, and a scuffle ensued close to the Bucs bench.
As Lattimore and Harris had been pulled again towards their facet of the sector, Saints coach Sean Payton marched practically half approach throughout the sector to gesture angrily on the Tampa Bay bench.
Evans was flagged for pointless roughness.
He had made just one catch for 13 yards — within the first quarter — and appeared to harm his left leg when he was tackled on that play by Lattimore, who has lined him a lot of the sport.
There had been no ejections.
— Brett Martel reporting from New Orleans
Baltimore Ravens left deal with Ronnie Stanley has harm a shoulder within the third quarter in opposition to the Tennessee Titans, and he’s questionable to return.
Stanley went to the bottom on a 17-yard go completion from Joe Flacco to Maxx Williams with Eight:17 left within the third quarter. He went to the sideline. Left guard James Hurst slid over to exchange Stanley, and Luke Bowanko got here in at left guard.
The Tennessee Titans are main the Ravens 16-6. They have sacked Flacco twice with two interceptions earlier than Stanley was harm.
— Teresa M. Walker reporting from Nashville
Tennessee Titans security Kevin Byard did not get his first interception within the NFL till his 20th sport. The second-year professional is making up for misplaced time.
Byard received his second interception of the day on Joe Flacco’s second go of the third quarter. He now has 5 interceptions in his final seven quarters for Tennessee.
The security got here into the sport second within the NFL with 4 interceptions. Byard intercepted 19 pbades in school at Middle Tennessee and was the primary choose of the third spherical by Tennessee in 2016.
— Teresa M. Walker reporting from Nashville
If the Buccaneers are going to erase a a number of rating deficit and keep away from a fifth straight loss, they may must do it with out beginning quarterback Jameis Winston.
Winston remained on the sidelined — in uniform however along with his helmet off — when Tampa Bay opened the second half on offense, trailing 16-Three. Ryan Fitzpatrick led that drive, which lasted solely three performs earlier than Tampa Bay needed to punt again to New Orleans.
Winston had been restricted just lately with proper shoulder soreness. In the primary half, Winston accomplished 7 of 13 pbades for 67 yards and was sacked twice. He additionally scrambled twice, taking a heavy hit on a kind of performs as he struggled efficiently for first-down yardage.
The Bucs say Winston is questionable to return.
— AP Sports Writer Brett Martel reporting from New Orleans
Cincinnati receiver A.J. Green and Jacksonville cornerback Jalen Ramsey have been ejected for combating, after Green body-slammed Ramsey and throw punches at him.
Ramsey seemed to be taunting Green a lot of the first half. On the next-to-last play of the second quarter, Ramsey pushed Green to the bottom on the finish of a working play.
Green received up, grabbed Ramsey across the neck, slammed him to the bottom and delivered quite a few punches. Players from each groups rushed onto the sector, with a number of exchanging phrases and pushing, however coaches and officers stored it from escalating.
Officials ejected Green and Ramsey.
Ramsey’s push began the battle, however Green doubtless faces extra severe self-discipline due to his violent response, notably throwing punches.
— AP Sports Writer Mark Long reporting from Jacksonville, Florida
Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota lastly has his first landing go from contained in the pink zone this season.
Mariota discovered Rishard Matthews with a 16-yard TD go with 1:04 left within the first quarter, giving the Titans a 10-Three lead over the Baltimore Ravens . Mariota began the sport 6 of seven for 80 yards with the TD go.
The Titans led the NFL final season scoring touchdowns inside an opponent’s 20, and no person had the next pbader score in that space of the sector than Mariota over the previous two seasons. Mariota now has 34 TD pbades in his profession within the pink zone, and he has but to be intercepted.
In New Orleans, a block get together is creating. There had been blocked kicks on consecutive snaps within the Saints’ sport with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
First, Justin Hardee got here in clear for a smothering block on Tampa Bay punter Bryan Anger . The block produced the last word charity hop. It bounced excessive and behind Anger, permitting Hardee to run underneath it virtually in stride and glide into the tip zone for the sport’s first landing.
Then the Bucs defensive again Ryan Smith blocked Wil Lutz’ point-after try.
Associated Press journalists counted simply 5 gamers protesting earlier than or through the nationwide anthem indirectly earlier than the early-afternoon video games.
Philadelphia Eagles safeties Malcolm Jenkins and Rodney McLeod raised their fists through the anthem. Defensive finish Chris Long put an arm on Jenkins. Giants injured defensive finish Oliver Vernon took a knee.
Tennessee Titans vast receiver Rishard Matthews stayed off the sector through the anthem.
About a dozen members of the New Orleans Saints took a knee earlier than the anthem, however stood as soon as the general public handle announcer requested the gang to rise.
No members of the Houston Texans knelt. One week earlier, all however about 10 Texans took a knee to protest staff proprietor Bob McNair’s remark that “we can’t have the inmates running the prison” throughout a gathering of NFL homeowners about participant protests.
The Philadelphia Eagles search their seventh straight victory and the Denver Broncos attempt to keep away from their fourth straight loss in maybe probably the most intriguing early sport on the NFL’s Sunday schedule.
Denver quarterback Brock Osweiler replaces Trevor Siemian. Osweiler made seven begins for Denver two years in the past however struggled with the Houston Texans final season.
In different early-afternoon motion, the Colts journey to Houston because the Texans regulate to life with out injured quarterback Deshaun Watson
In the NFC South, the Falcons lastly play a division foe taking over the Panthers with out traded receiver Kelvin Benjamin.
Other early video games embrace Baltimore at Tennessee, Tampa Bay at New Orleans, the Los Angeles Rams on the New York Giants and Cincinnati at Jacksonville.
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