The Latest on the 10th Sunday of the NFL season (all times local):
No NFL players protested during the national anthem before early games as the league celebrated Veterans Day weekend by honoring the military.
The NFL Players Association had asked all players to observe a two-minute moment of silence before games to honor veterans.
Even players who have been protesting most of the season stood for the anthem this week, including the Seahawks Michael Bennett, who stood before Thursday night’s game. Titans receiver Rishard Matthews walked onto the field holding hands with soldiers and stood with teammates for the anthem for the first time since President Donald Trump criticized players for protesting.
Former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick began the protest movement last season. He remains unsigned and has filed a complaint that team owners colluded against him because of the protests – aimed at police brutality against African-Americans and other issues.
Who would’ve thought the Week 10 schedule would feature just one matchup between two teams with winning records.
And surprise, surprise, it’s the Buffalo Bills (5-3) hosting the New Orleans Saints (6-2).
Despite an offseason overhaul, Buffalo has matched its best start during its 17-season playoff drought – the longest active streak in North America’s four major professional sports. The Bills haven’t been 6-3 or better since 1999, and are 4-0 at home.
The Saints have won six straight and are a victory short of matching their longest winning streak since 2011. New Orleans has a chance to open 7-2 or better for only the seventh time in franchise history, and first since 2013.
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