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Atlanta Falcons (3-0)

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@ Chi
W 23-17
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vs. GB
W 34-23
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@ Det
W 30-26
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Lions, Falcons join pregame protests around league

(TSX / STATS) -- DETROIT -- Detroit Lions players had not participated in national anthem protests before Sunday, but President Donald Trump's comments regarding the issue changed all that.

Defensive lineman Akeem Spence was one of eight Lions players who took a knee during the anthem to protest Trump's comments that NFL players should be "fired" by their owners if they don't stand up for the anthem.

"It's crazy and it's wrong," Spence said. "It shouldn't be like that. We're hard-working people who give back to the community. Our owners are the same way. They have the utmost respect for us and we have the utmost respect for our country, our flag and everything like that. For our head guy (Trump) to say something like that, about our owners and what they should do, oh man, right is right, wrong is wrong."

NFC South Division
Atlanta 3001.000
Carolina 210.667
Tampa Bay 110.500
New Orleans 120.333
Full Standings
Pass Yds: M. Ryan867
Pass TDs: M. Ryan4
Rush Yds: D. Freeman227
Rush TDs: D. Freeman4
Rec Yds: J. Jones265
Rec TDs: T. Coleman1
Int: D. Trufant1
Sacks: V. Beasley Jr.2.0
Offense (Rank)
Yards: 1164 (4)
Passing Yards: 867 (5)
Rushing Yards: 356 (10)
Points per game: 29.0 (5)
Yards per game: 388.0 (4)
Touchdowns: 8 (7)
Field Goals: 8 (2)
Defense (Rank)
Yards: 992 (17)
Passing Yards: 820 (25)
Rushing Yards: 255 (9)
Points per game: 22.0 (17)
Yards per game: 330.7 (15)
Touchdowns: 6 (9)
Field Goals: 6 (17)
Date Player Transactions
9/21 J. Vellano active/prac. squad
9/21 D. Olatoye cut
9/19 J. Pressley pract. squad del
9/19 T. Tupou pract. squad add
9/11 J. Keyes cut
9/11 J. Keyes off IR undisclosed
9/6 T. Knight pract. squad add
9/6 T. Tupou pract. squad del
9/5 J. Tripp signed One-year contract (through 2017)
9/5 J. Douglas pract. squad add
Date Player Status
9/24 V. Beasley Jr. hamstring (Out)
9/24 R. Schraeder concussion (Out)
9/24 C. Upshaw ankle, knee (Out)
9/24 T. Ward neck, shoulder (Out)
9/17 B. Hill ankle (Questionable)
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