Browns run onto field with first responders; other teams’ players protest during anthem

A week after a video emerged of Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett being detained by Las Vegas police, Bennett remained seated during the national anthem before the team’s opener against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday.

Seahawks center Justin Britt stood next to Bennett with a hand on his shoulder, as he did in a Seahawks preseason game in August. Running back Thomas Rawls stood on Bennett’s other side. Defensive end Cliff Avril joined Bennett in sitting on the bench for the tail end of the anthem.

Peterson is more of a base-down runner, while the Saints prefer Ingram and Kamara in the passing game. For Peterson to get more touches, the Saints will have to be in position to run the ball more — either protecting a lead or exploiting a certain game plan. Neither was the case Monday night, as New Orleans ran the ball 21 times for just 60 yards (2.9 yards per carry).

Peterson was the primary receiver on a play-action pass inside the 5-yard line during the second half, but Minnesota’s defense snuffed it out.

“They just did a great job,” Peterson said of the play. “… Good call by the defense. You know, Zim [Mike Zimmer] is a great defensive-minded coach.”

When asked if his highly touted return to Minnesota was embarrassing, Peterson said no.

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It’s the eighth time in last three seasons that Saints have allowed at least 300 passing yards and three touchdown passes.

No other team has more than four, according to ESPN.

During Peterson’s 10 seasons with the Vikings, coaches never let their own defenders tackle him to the ground in practice. They finally got their chance on the first play of the game but the 2012 MVP dragged multiple defenders to a 9-yard gain. It would be Peterson’s longest run of the night, as the 2012 MVP appeared to be frustrated with coach Sean Payton with his lack of snaps.

“We weren’t in any heated exchange,” Payton told reporters about a sideline exchange after the game. “No. Listen, I’d tell you if we were in a heated exchange, so why don’t you ask him? He was into it, we were all into it, there was none that I can recall. And I’m being honest.”

The Raiders and Chiefs both had impressive offensive performances in wins against strong conference opponents Sunday. They are the reigning playoff teams in the AFC West and the co-favorites for the title in 2017.

But the Broncos and Chargers both have the makeup to disrupt that, with improved running games to complement their defenses. When all four teams finish their 12 total games of divisional play, every yard, point and victory will have been hard-earned.

Lynn and Joseph set the tone for what should be an incredible West race by getting Cheap Jerseys China Paypal resilient performances immediately from their players. Their demeanors are suited to contend; they’re Cheap High Quality Soccer Jerseys right between the often reserved Andy Reid and the always fired-up Jack Del Rio.