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With NFL players "taking a knee" Sunday to protest both racial injustice and Donald Trump's recent comments aimed at the protests, singer Rico LaVelle supported the #TakeAKnee demonstration by kneeling during his performance of the National Anthem before the Detroit Lions game.

The national anthem singer at Ford Field took a knee with eight Lions players.

The statute which might have cost the Detroit Lions a victory and saved the Atlanta Falcons from a loss Sunday resides on page 16 of a convoluted 85-page rulebook.

Two players who aren't rotated are free safety Glover Quin and cornerback Darius Slay. "Never saw one like that".

"It's insane", defensive tackle Akeem Spence said. The season still looks very promising though, so I'm really not going to sweat this one too much. I do believe the Lions can sweep the Packers this year.

Mr Kaepernick, now a free agent without a team, was the first player to kneel during the national anthem ahead of a game while he played for the San Francisco 49ers.

Uncharacteristically, Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan threw 3 interceptions as the Lions defense made plays to keep it close. Besides that play, it was a roller coaster game for Atlanta.

Indeed, when receiver Andre Roberts was tackled at the Minnesota 40-yard line after a 27-yard completion, the clock read 10 seconds. Zach Zenner was ineffective, running for just 5 yards on three carries as Dwayne Washington's replacement in short-yardage situations. On third down, the Golden Tate play happened. "Our players have the freedom to express themselves in a respectful and thoughtful manner and we all agreed that our sole message is to provide and to promote an environment that is focused on love and equality". They lost* yesterday, but let that thought sink in. This carries a 10-sec runoff.

Yet another call that I've never once seen before costs the Lions a game.

Replays showed Tate was touched down with about 10 seconds to play. He went 4/4 on field goals, connecting from 55 or more yards twice. "We certainly talk about some of those things". Past year the Lions were 8-5 in one-score games or 61.5 percent and Falcons head coach, Dan Quinn, was 4-4 ... advantage Lions. With the game at 30-26, Matthew Stafford drove the Lions 88 yards in 11 plays with time running out.

"It's not fun. Obviously, I wish I would've thrown it a foot higher, maybe help GT stay up", Stafford said. Tough one to lose. This will weaken the defense of the team. This is the match that will put an end to the speculation and tell us exactly how good they are. A year after surprising people by making it to the postseason, the Lions are off to a hot start once again, and have already beaten two teams who may be Wildcard contenders by the end of the season. Ryan completed 24 of 35 passes for 294 yards, two touchdowns and three interceptions - including one returned for a touchdown. He was called for a holding call after Devonta Freeman had a big run. What if a team has 50 yards to cover? We are not gonna be divided by anything said by anyone. But man, it could've been a way different game. So, we should take the time to recognize it and ask just how sustainable it is.

DeMarco Murray rushed for 115 yards, including a 75-yard TD run, and Ryan Succop kicked four field goals. We didn't get it done.