The Latest on the NFL’s 15th Sunday of the regular season (all times Eastern):
The Pittsburgh Steelers will have to find out what they can do without wide receiver Antonio Brown.
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The NFL’s leading receiver left their showdown with New England in the second quarter with a left leg injury. Brown was attempting to haul in a pass from Ben Roethlisberger in the end zone when the leg got caught between two New England defenders. Brown didn’t put any weight on the leg leaving the field and went to the locker room for further evaluation with the game tied at 10-all.
-Will Graves reporting from Pittsburgh
Nick Foles threw for four touchdowns to help the Eagles beat the Giants 34-29 and remain one game ahead of the Vikings Cheap Danny Amendola Jersey , who throttled Cincinnati 34-7 to win the NFC North, in the battle for home-field advantage.
Cam Newton threw four TD passes and Carolina beat Green Bay 31-24 in Aaron Rodgers’ return. Rodgers had three touchdown passes but three interceptions.
The Saints held off the Jets 31-19 to keep pace with the Panthers in the NFC South.
The Jacksonville Jaguars are returning to the playoffs for the first time in a decade thanks to a 45-7 drubbing of rival Houston.
The Redskins, Bills and Ravens also won on Sunday. Baltimore beat Cleveland 27-10, leaving the woeful Browns just two losses away from a 0-16 season.
Ten Seattle Seahawks players knelt or sat for the national anthem before their home game against the Rams, among 17 players protesting this week.
Defensive players Michael Bennett, Dion Jordan, Sheldon Richardson Cheap Martinas Rankin Jersey , Marcus Smith, Quinton Jefferson, Jarran Reed, Frank Clark, Paul Dawson and Branden Jackson sat during the anthem, while offensive tackle Duane Brown knelt. No Rams players sat or knelt, but defensive end Robert Quinn had his fist raised during the anthem.
San Francisco safety Eric Reid Cheap Drew Bledsoe Jersey , linebacker Eli Harold and wide receiver Marquise Goodwin knelt for the anthem ahead of their home game with Tennessee.
Three players protested during the early games.
– Tim Booth reporting from Seattle and Janie McCauley reporting from Santa Clara, California
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater has taken the field in a game for the first time in nearly 16 months.
With the Vikings leading the Cincinnati Bengals 34-0, Bridgewater replaced Case Keenum and drew a loud roar from the home crowd. Bridgewater dislocated his left knee in practice on Aug. 30, 2016, less than two weeks before the regular season. He returned to the active roster on Nov. 8 as Keenum’s backup.
The last time Bridgewater appeared in a non-exhibition game was Jan. 10, 2016, when the Vikings lost 10-9 to the Seattle Seahawks in the playoffs.
– Dave Campbell reporting from Minneapolis
The Packers have announced that wide receiver Davante Adams has a concussion and will not return to Sunday’s game against the Carolina Panthers.
Adams took a helmet-to-helmet hit from Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis on an interception return by Colin Jones. As Adams was running to make the tackle on Jones Texans Keke Coutee Jersey , Davis hit Adams with a peel-back block, immediately sending the wide receiver to the ground.
Davis was flagged for a 15-yard penalty.
Davis immediately appeared to know what he had done wrong, cupping his head in hands as he sat on the Panthers bench.
Adams finished with five catches for 57 yards and a touchdown.
-Steve Reed reporting from Charlotte, North Carolina
The Minnesota Vikings are cruising toward their second NFC North title in three years.
They’re leading the Cincinnati Bengals 24-0 at halftime, needing a win to clinch the division crown. The Vikings have allowed only one first down and 42 total yards to the Bengals.
Cincinnati began the game missing five starters on defense to injuries. They lost a sixth when free safety George Iloka hurt his shoulder in the first quarter.
As if the game wasn’t bad enough, the Bengals are also dealing Sunday with reports that coach Marvin Lewis intends to leave the team after his contract expires following the season.
– Dave Campbell reporting from Minneapolis
Aaron Rodgers isn’t showing any lingering effects from a broken collarbone.
The Packers quarterback is 10 of 17 passing for 128 yards with two touchdowns and one interception in the first half as Green Bay leads the Panthers 14-10. Green Bay (7-6) is looking to keep its playoff hopes alive with Rodgers playing in his first game since Oct. 15.
Along with displaying strong velocity on his throws , Rodgers has scrambled three times for 16 yards Cheap Mike Gillislee Jersey , twice sliding to avoid contact. Green Bay’s offensive line is doing its part to protect Rodgers, who hasn’t been sacked.
– Steve Reed reporting from Charlotte, North Carolina
The NFL and the Carolina Panthers have declined comment on a report that at least four former team employees received monetary settlements due to inappropriate workplace comments and conduct by owner Jerry Richardson.
Sports Illustrated reported that Richardson made sexually suggestive comments to women and on at least one occasion directed a racial slur at an African-American Panthers scout. The report states that the settlements came with non-disclosure requirements forbidding the parties from discussing the details.
The NFL on Sunday said it has taken over the investigation of allegations of workpla.