The Newest on the second one Sunday of the NFL common season (all occasions EDT):

1:25 p.m. EDT

Blaine Gabbert began at quarterback for the Tennessee Titans, although Marcus Mariota is lively in opposition to the Houston Texans.

Mariota harm his elbow within the season opener, a 27-20 loss at Miami. Gabbert got here out with the offense for its opening collection after the Titans stopped the Texans’ opening pressure. It was once the 46th get started of Gabbert’s profession.

Rookie trainer Mike Vrabel dipped right into a bag of tips to get the Titans at the board first on a pretend punt . Protection Kevin Byard threw the ball to wide-open rookie Dane Cruikshank. He ran down the precise sideline and faked out Texans returner Tyler Ervin for a 66-yard landing and a 7-Zero lead.

— Teresa M. Walker reporting from Nashville, Tennessee

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1:20 p.m. EDT

Aaron Rodgers began for the Inexperienced Bay Packers in opposition to the Minnesota Vikings, dressed in a brace on his left knee. Rodgers finished 3 passes on Inexperienced Bay’s first pressure, which ended with a punt.

The Packers later took a 7-Zero lead with a different groups landing. Geronimo Allison blocked a punt deep in Vikings territory after speeding up the center. The ball was once recovered through rookie Josh Jackson, who jumped to safe the ball and landed after all zone.

Rodgers was once questionable getting into the sport after hurting the knee within the season-opening, come-from-behind win over Chicago. The Packers operated out of a shotgun or pistol formation on Rodgers’ first pressure.

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1:05 p.m.

Miami Dolphins vast receivers Kenny Stills and Albert Wilson once more took a knee all the way through the nationwide anthem, this time sooner than the staff’s recreation in opposition to the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium.

The entire Jets avid gamers connected hands, along side trainer Todd Bowles and CEO Christopher Johnson whilst status in combination at the sideline all the way through “The Megastar-Spangled Banner.”

Final Sunday, Stills and Wilson additionally took knees, and have been the one avid gamers within the NFL to take action.

Colin Kaepernick, then with the San Francisco 49ers, sparked the anthem controversy through kneeling all the way through the pregame ritual in 2016 — his manner of protesting police brutality and social injustice in The us. He thanked each Stills and Wilson on Twitter remaining week for “their unwavering power through preventing for the oppressed.”

League-wide, best about 10 avid gamers participated in any type of protests. On Thursday, Stills insisted that his pregame statements aren’t going away.

“It is one thing I am dedicated to eternally,” he mentioned.

Somewhere else on Sunday, Chargers take on Russell Okung stood at the back of the road of Los Angeles avid gamers along with his proper arm raised and hand in a fist sooner than the sport at Buffalo.

— Dennis Waszak Jr. reporting from East Rutherford, New Jersey.

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12 p.m.

The NFL Basis will give a contribution $1 million to Storm Florence aid efforts.

That contribution will likely be disbursed to organizations that can deal with the speedy wishes of the ones impacted during the Carolinas and different spaces.

“The NFL circle of relatives sends its improve to the folks, households and communities suffering from Storm Florence,” NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell mentioned Sunday. “Herbal failures like this are devastating. As communities in and across the Carolinas get better and rebuild, we are hoping those price range will supply some measure of aid within the days, weeks and months forward.”

NFL lovers are inspired to textual content FLORENCE to 90999 to donate $10 to American Pink Go Storm Florence aid.

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