Seahawks’ Bennett will continue protests, says Colin Kaepernick shouldn’t be ‘sacrificed’

Four days after a group of NFL owners met with a group of players to discuss protests during the national anthem , Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett and at least nine of his Seattle teammates sat or kneeled on the sideline during the anthem before the Seahawks’ 24-7 win over the Giants at MetLife Stadum on Sunday.

Schatz: With all the parity in the league, the Chargers are absolutely in the wild-card race at 3-4. They have a strong pass rush, and the passing game has improved since the decision to let Hunter Henry take over for Antonio Gates. Three of the Chargers’ four losses came by a field goal or less. The Dolphins have the better record at 4-2, but notice that all of their wins have come by less than a touchdown, while their two losses were significant. They also have one of the five toughest remaining schedules in the league, according to average DVOA of opponent. Miami will come back to earth.

The Jaguars sacked Colts quarterback Jacoby Brissett 10 times in a 27-0 victory in Indianapolis. It was the first shutout recorded by the Jaguars since 2006.

The Rams also had their way with the Cardinals offense, knocking quarterback Carson Palmer out of the game and holding the Cardinals to 193 yards of total offense in a 33-0 victory.

The Chiefs can’t lose three in a row, can they? FPI doesn’t think so, giving the Chiefs a 77 percent chance to win, but that also means a 23 percent chance to lose, or roughly 1-in-4.

The Chiefs’ defense has been its Achilles’ heel for most of the season and has Wholesale Jerseys given up a league-worst minus-32 expected points added (that’s bad) over the past two weeks, by far the worst in the league (San Francisco and Indianapolis are both at -25). Kansas City will face a similarly struggling unit in the Broncos’ offense, which has accrued minus-31 expected points Wholesale NFL Jerseys China added as a unit over its past two games.

Matt Ryan: Falcons thinking about 2016 is ‘not useful’

Last year, under Kyle Shanahan, the Falcons led the league with 33.8 points per game and were top five in the NFL in passing yards per game (295.3). They were also top five in limiting turnovers per game (0.7). This season, under Steve Sarkisian, the Falcons’ offensive numbers are down across the board, earning 21.3 points per game, 252.0 passing yards per game and 1.2 giveaways per game (1.2).

“It’s frustrating. I’d be lying to you if I didn’t say that, because you know you can play better and you feel like you let your guys down,” Siemian said. “You let your teammates down when you don’t play well. And, as a quarterback, you touch it every time so it doesn’t matter what everyone’s doing around you.”

The good news for Siemian? The season isn’t even half over, with plenty of time to rewrite the narrative. The bad? Denver faces a balanced and proven Chiefs team on Monday night before embarking on a vicious slate of games against the Eagles, Patriots, Bengals and Raiders.

The latest 31-page memorandum stems from Johnson’s attempt to have his 10-game PED suspension from last season overturned retroactively, which would entitle him to collect lost salary as well as have guarantees reinstated in the five-year, $56 million contract he signed in 2016.

The players union and NFL responded separately to have Johnson’s claim dismissed without prejudice. The latest filings from all three parties came Wednesday in the U.S. District Court of Southern New York.

Johnson’s suspension was his second in four NFL seasons with the Eagles. Johnson, though, claimed this positive test stemmed from ingesting an NFLPA-approved Vancouver Canucks Cheap Jerseys supplement Texas Rangers Cheap Jerseys that contained a prohibited substance under the league’s drug-testing policy.

O: What would have to change?