The Latest: Chiefs’ Hill scores unique TD to end half

The Latest: Chiefs' Hill scores unique TD to end half

The Newest on the ninth Sunday of the NFL common season (all instances Jap):

6:10 p.m.

Kansas Metropolis rookie star Tyreek Hill confirmed off his velocity and elusiveness on a singular landing to finish the primary half towards the Cowboys.

With 2 seconds left, as an alternative of a standard bomb to the top zone, the Chiefs Alex Smith threw to Hill at across the 40-yard line. With a pair blockers in entrance, Hill then slipped by means of the Cowboys forestall 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.

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5:05 p.m.

After being practically flawless by means of 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 Area. Walsh then missed barely left early within the second quarter from 39 yards. The second kick began down the center however hooked simply extensive of the upright.

Walsh was 12 of 13 on the season coming into Sunday’s recreation. His solely miss got here from 37 yards in Week four.

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four:40 p.m.

Related Press journalists counted 15 NFL gamers protesting throughout 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 throughout the anthem earlier than their recreation with the Arizona Cardinals. Reid, an in depth pal 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 have been sitting for the anthem previous to a recreation with the Washington Redskins.

The vast majority of the Seahawks defensive position has been sitting throughout the anthem for many of the season. Newly acquired left sort out Duane Brown took a knee.

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four:30 p.m.

Three NFC division leaders blew out their opposition in early video games Sunday, because the Saints, Eagles and Rams have been dominant.

The Eagles saved rolling as Carson Wentz threw 4 landing passes 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 whipped 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.

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four p.m.

The Seattle Seahawks are chasing their fifth straight victory and trying to maintain tempo with the Los Angeles Rams atop the NFC West standings as they host the Washington Redskins in considered one of Sunday’s late afternoon video games.

The late-afternoon schedule additionally has the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs visiting the Dallas Cowboys and the winless San Francisco 49ers internet hosting the Arizona Cardinals.

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Three:45 p.m.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive finish William Gholston has been carted off on a stretcher to a ready ambulance with what crew officers are saying was a neck damage.

Group officers have been unclear on the exact nature of the damage or the way it occurred after Gholston collapsed whereas he was attempting to battle off a block.

Whereas medical personnel handled the damage with warning, Gholston might be seen transferring his extremities and giving a thumbs-up.

Gholston has 24 solo or assisted tackles this season and doesn’t have a sack.

– Brett Martel reporting from New Orleans

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Three:15 p.m.

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 have been pulled again towards their facet of the sphere, Saints coach Sean Payton marched practically half approach throughout the sphere 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 coated him a lot of the sport.

There have been no ejections.

– Brett Martel reporting from New Orleans

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Three:15 p.m.

Baltimore Ravens left sort out Ronnie Stanley has damage a shoulder within the third quarter towards 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 switch Stanley, and Luke Bowanko got here in at left guard.

The Tennessee Titans are main the Ravens 16-6. They’ve sacked Flacco twice with two interceptions earlier than Stanley was damage.

– Teresa M. Walker reporting from Nashville

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Three p.m.

Tennessee Titans security Kevin Byard did not get his first interception within the NFL till his 20th recreation. The second-year professional is making up for misplaced time.

Byard obtained 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 passes in school at Center Tennessee and was the primary choose of the third spherical by Tennessee in 2016.

– Teresa M. Walker reporting from Nashville

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2:45 p.m.

If the Buccaneers are going to erase a a number of rating deficit and keep away from a fifth straight loss, they could need to do it with out beginning quarterback Jameis Winston.

Winston remained on the sidelined – in uniform however together 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 lately with proper shoulder soreness. Within the first half, Winston accomplished 7 of 13 passes 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 activities Author Brett Martel reporting from New Orleans

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2:35 p.m.

Cincinnati receiver A.J. Inexperienced and Jacksonville cornerback Jalen Ramsey have been ejected for combating, after Inexperienced body-slammed Ramsey and throw punches at him.

Ramsey seemed to be taunting Inexperienced many of the first half. On the next-to-last play of the second quarter, Ramsey pushed Inexperienced to the bottom on the finish of a working play.

Inexperienced obtained up, grabbed Ramsey across the neck, slammed him to the bottom and delivered quite a few punches. Gamers from each groups rushed onto the sphere, with a number of exchanging phrases and pushing, however coaches and officers saved it from escalating.

Officers ejected Inexperienced and Ramsey.

Ramsey’s push began the battle, however Inexperienced doubtless faces extra severe self-discipline due to his violent response, notably throwing punches.

– AP Sports activities Author Mark Lengthy reporting from Jacksonville, Florida

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1:50 p.m.

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 a better passer score in that space of the sphere than Mariota over the previous two seasons. Mariota now has 34 TD passes in his profession within the pink zone, and he has but to be intercepted.

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1:45 p.m.

In New Orleans, a block celebration is creating. There have been blocked kicks on consecutive snaps within the Saints’ recreation 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 final word charity hop. It bounced excessive and behind Anger, permitting Hardee to run below it virtually in stride and glide into the top zone for the sport’s first landing.

Then the Bucs defensive again Ryan Smith blocked Wil Lutz’ point-after try.

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1:20 p.m.

Related Press journalists counted simply 5 gamers protesting earlier than or throughout the nationwide anthem ultimately earlier than the early-afternoon video games.

Philadelphia Eagles safeties Malcolm Jenkins and Rodney McLeod raised their fists throughout the anthem. Defensive finish Chris Lengthy put an arm on Jenkins. Giants injured defensive finish Oliver Vernon took a knee.

Tennessee Titans extensive receiver Rishard Matthews stayed off the sphere throughout the anthem.

A few dozen members of the New Orleans Saints took a knee earlier than the anthem, however stood as soon as the general public tackle 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 crew proprietor Bob McNair’s remark that “we won’t have the inmates working the jail” throughout a gathering of NFL homeowners about participant protests.

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1 p.m.

The Philadelphia Eagles search their seventh straight victory and the Denver Broncos attempt to keep away from their fourth straight loss in maybe essentially the most intriguing early recreation 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 modify to life with out injured quarterback Deshaun Watson

Within the NFC South, the Falcons lastly play a division foe taking over the Panthers with out traded receiver Kelvin Benjamin.

Different 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.