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NFL owners support players, rebuke Trump

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The owners of the Baltimore Ravens, the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots and other teams on Sunday joined a chorus of NFL executives criticizing President Donald Trump's suggestion that they fire players who kneel for the national anthem.

The statements, including those from Patriots owner Robert Kraft and Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti, contrasted a morning tweet from Trump and further escalated the political drama of the league's game day, which was expected to be one of the most-watched for non-sporting reasons in years.

Bisciotti said he "100 percent" supports his players' decision to kneel during the national anthem. At least seven of them did, joined by more than a dozen Jacksonville Jaguars, before the teams played at Wembley Stadium in London.

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Eagles top Giants on 61-yard FG at :00

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Jake Elliott kicked a 61-yard field goal as the clock expired to lift the Philadelphia Eagles to a 27-24 victory over the New York Giants on Sunday.

Eli Manning threw three touchdown passes in the fourth quarter, including a 77-yard score to Sterling Shepard, but Philadelphia (2-1) rallied twice.

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Bears run for 220, beat Steelers in OT

CHICAGO (AP) Jordan Howard scored on a 19-yard run in overtime to lead the Chicago Bears to a 23-17 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday.

Howard's winning score came two plays after rookie Tarik Cohen broke off an electric run for what appeared to be a 73-yard game-winning touchdown. But he was ruled out at the Pittsburgh 37. Howard took over from there, and the Bears (1-2) came away with a surprising victory.

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Steelers don't take field during anthem

NEW YORK (AP) The Latest on the sports world reacting to President Donald Trump's remarks about pro football (all times Eastern):

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Brees has 3 TDs, Saints roll by Panthers

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Drew Brees shredded the league's top-ranked defense, throwing for 220 yards and three touchdowns as the New Orleans Saints defeated the previously unbeaten Carolina Panthers 34-13 on Sunday.

Brees led six scoring drives and threw TD passes to Michael Thomas, Brandon Coleman and ex-Panthers wide receiver Ted Ginn Jr. as the Saints avoided an 0-3 start. Rookie Alvin Kamara put the game away with a 25-yard TD run with 4:42 left.

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Bills stymie Siemian, beat Broncos

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) Tyrod Taylor threw two touchdowns and the Bills intercepted Trevor Siemian twice in the final 19 minutes of Buffalo's 26-16 victory over the Denver Broncos on Sunday.

Taylor went 20 of 26 for 213 yards with a 2-yard touchdown to Andre Holmes and a 6-yarder to Charles Clay. Taylor got lucky on the touchdown pass to Holmes , as his pass deflected off the hands of Zay Jones just inside the goal line and bounced directly to Holmes in the back of the end zone.

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Keenum has 369, 3 TDs; Vikings rout Bucs

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Case Keenum gave Minnesota a brilliant performance in relief of Sam Bradford, passing for three touchdowns and a career-high 369 yards without a turnover to guide the Vikings to a 34-17 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday.

Stefon Diggs had 173 yards receiving and caught two of Keenum's throws for scores, one short and one long .

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Bortles' 4 TDs help Jags rip Ravens 44-7

LONDON (AP) Jaguars wide receiver Allen Hurns knew Sunday's game against the Baltimore Ravens had to be different.

It was - significantly. Blake Bortles threw four touchdown passes, three to tight end Marcedes Lewis, and the Jaguars routed the Ravens 44-7 on Sunday in their fifth game in Britain's capital.

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Titans RB Murray active vs. Seahawks

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Tennessee Titans Pro Bowl running back DeMarco Murray is active Sunday after missing two practices and being limited on Friday.

Murray was bothered by a hamstring injury during the week.

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Brissett's 3 TDs help Colts edge Browns

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Jacoby Brissett ran for two touchdowns, threw for another and the Colts defense held off Cleveland's late charge Sunday to preserve a 31-28 victory.

Brissett, acquired in a trade with New England earlier this month, looked much more comfortable in his second start, going 17 of 24 with 259 yards and running five times for 14 yards.

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