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Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Mike Tomlin said categorizing Steelers as unpatriotic for staying in tunnel for anthem is 'wrong.' Move was made over lack of consensus on what to do pregame.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Big week in Packers-Bears history: "We understand what the records are: 94-94-6," Mike McCarthy said. "That's important. It's important to our fan base. It's important to the history of the National Football League. We spent time on it in the team meeting, and they'll be ready."

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Will this be the week the Packers use their rookie running backs more and take some workload off Ty Montgomery? "Could be," Mike McCarthy said. "It's all part of the game planning."

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Mike McCarthy will cut practice way back today. "If an individual doesn't get into the limited practice category today, he'd be hard-pressed to play (Thursday against the Bears)," he said.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Ben Roethlisberger declined comment to 93.7 the Fan on Trump's comments but added, 'i just want to come together and love each other,' promote equality.

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

Rookie Harrison Butker will be the Chiefs' kicker after they placed Cairo Santos on the inured reserve list. Santos missed much of training camp and the preseason because of a sore groin muscle. The Chargers got a roughing the kicker penalty against Santos in Sunday's game. Santos was able to finish the game. The Chiefs signed Butker off the practice squad of the Carolina Panthers. He was Carolina's seventh-round draft pick from Georgia Tech.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Ben Roethlisberger on 93.7 the Fan: A well-intended plan went negative over miscommunication. "I wish we had more time to talk and discuss" how to handle Sunday at Soldier Field.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Not only is this weekend's game against the Giants sold out -- the Bucs announced that their Week 5 Thursday night game against the Patriots is also sold out.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Joe Buck (play-by-play), Troy Aikman (analysis) and Erin Andrews (sideline) are on the Fox call of the Patriots-Panthers game on Sunday at Gillette Stadium (1 p.m. ET).

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Safety Sean Davis dealing with a low ankle sprain. Pushing to play Sunday vs Ravens but practice activity will determine that.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Lions officially sign OL Tim Leitao and place Joe Dahl on Injured reserve with a leg injury. Dahl went from limited practice last week to inactive Sunday and then injured reserve on Tuesday.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Officials say Mercedes-Benz Stadium roof will be closed for Sunday's Falcons-Bills matchup. Roof was open for Falcons first home game, a Week 2 Sunday night matchup with Green Bay.

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

Not getting points on their second offensive drive of the game when the Cardinals went 66 yards and didn't score was "huge," coach Bruce Arians said. First a touchdown was nullified by a holding penalty on right tackle Jared Veldheer and then kicker Phil Dawson missed a 36-yard field goal. The touchdown would've given Arizona a 14-0 lead early in the second quarter. "Anytime a touchdown comes off the board, it's frustrating," wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald said.

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

Cardinals coach Bruce Arians was critical of the kicking game, both punting and kicking. "We have to do better jobs there," Arians said. Andy Lee had six punts Monday night and averaged 45.2 yards per punt. Phil Dawson missed one of his two field goal attempts.

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said the No. 1 issue for Arizona in Monday night's loss was field position. Their average starting field position was their own 22. The Cardinals started three drives either on their own 10 or inside it, an all three were three-and-outs and resulted in punts. "Offensively, when we were backed up we did a very, very poor job of swapping ends of the field setting them up with short fields and not making the plays put our defense out there in those short (fields)," Arians said

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

Cardinals coach Bruce Arians took the blame for Arizona's lackluster rushing game that gained just 49 yards in a loss to the Cowboys on Monday night. "There running game was dependent on me. I loved what we had passing the ball. We just had to protect better."

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

Apparently Cardinals left guard Alex Boone was injured during Monday night's loss, according to Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer. "We lost Alex tonight, unfortunately, but we are hoping to get him back." Boone's apparent injury was not mentioned prior to Palmer's comment. Coach Bruce Arians meets with the media at noon Tuesday.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cowboys wanted to maintain what Jerry Jones called the sanctity of the national anthem and the flag in their pregame protest. “The flag and the anthem represent a fight for nearly 250 years for the ideals of our country,” Jason Garrett said. “And I think everybody respected that. You've heard many players form around the league say, This has never been about the flag. This has been about equality and it's been about rights.' We had candid conversations with our team. This country is not perfect. The flag represents the fight and the hundreds and hundreds of thousands of men and women over the last 240 or so years who have been fighting for these ideals all over the world and I think our players understood that. It just felt like it was important to somehow someway demonstrate that and do it in a way that did not involve the flag or the anthem.”

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Jason Witten's comments from the locker room after the team's pregame display: In my 15 years in this league, the brotherhood I've been able to form with guys from different walks, beliefs, thoughts and that's what makes a locker room special. I'm going to stand for the national anthem with my hand over my heart until the day I die. And I respect our country and love and honor the service men that represent our flag and one nation under God with liberty and justice for all. I believe in that. I believe in that wholeheartedly. I also can respect and agree to disagree. That's what a locker room is all about when divisive thoughts come in. There are lots of different ways. That's what special about a locker room because there's a lot of different opinions, lot of different thoughts. What's important to us and it's important for me is that you take the high road and you show unity and you look for a better good. I think our team tried to do that tonight.

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cardinals' offense started hot during an emotional game but six sacks were one major reason it slowed down for the rest of the game.

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Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

Cardinals coach Bruce Arians did not want to talk about his team's pregame demonstration, when they linked arms while standing on the goal line: "That's all over with. I coach football. I'm not a politician.” He later said the team had one meeting about what to do and the decision was made by the players.

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

The update on Michael Crabtree today was that there was no update. Crabtree took a blow to the chest on a high sideline pass Sunday night in Washington and did not return to the game. He was in the locker room after the 27-10 loss but not available for comment. Here is what Raiders coach Jack Del Rio said in his Monday media conference:

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

FINAL: The Cardinals couldn't carry a great start through the rest of the game. Their run game wasn't effective on offense, despite 149 yards from Larry Fitzgerald, in large part to six sacks of Carson Palmer. The defense gave up two long jump balls that ended up being the difference.

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DeMarcus Lawrence had 3.0 sacks. He's the 2nd Cowboys player with 3.0 sacks on Monday Night Football, joining Ed "Too Tall" Jones in Week 8 of 1987 against the Giants.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cowboys offense fought for everything it got in their 28-17 win against the Arizona Cardinals Monday. When they look back on this night, Jason Garrett will point to the team's toughness. He can also point to the three sacks by DeMarcus Lawrence. He leads the NFL with 6.5 sacks in the first three weeks.