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Take-a-knee protests at National Football League games drop dramatically after backlash

03 Octobre 2017

The San Francisco 49ers remain winless after Larry Fitzgerald caught a 19-yard touchdown pass to give the Arizona Cardinals an 18-15 overtime win.

Eventually, the 17-play drive ended with Robbie Gould's fifth field goal of the game, giving the Cardinals a chance.

PLAYER SPOTLIGHT: Cardinals LB Markus Golden. The problem is, one of them figures to be headed back to the drawing board wondering if there's enough time to turn things around after the teams meet Sunday at University of Phoenix Stadium.

Brian Hoyer Quarterback Brian Hoyer was claimed off of waivers by the Cardinals in December of 2012. The players formed two lines.

The 49ers though are staring into the abyss already, and come into today's game on 0-3, knowing that another loss here could render them irrelevant to the fight for the postseason spots after just a month of the season gone so far. Though they didn't want to make any excuses for allowing the Rams to hang 41 points on them, the 49ers looked forward to having a little extra time off before Sunday's game against Arizona.

On the season, Palmer has 925 yards, four touchdowns and four interceptions, while Fitzgerald is the top Arizona receiver with 34 targets, 22 receptions, 244 yards and a TD. So sue me. Maybe next time he can score a touchdown in regulation so we don't have to sit through a game like that ever again.

Arizona carries a 10th-ranked run defense to field when they welcome the 49ers on Sunday. If team officials are looking for signs of progress in an obvious rebuilding year, taking the Cardinals deep into overtime fits the description.

And many San Francisco 49ers knelt during the National Anthem, although some put their hands over their hearts. Okay, probably not, considering they are only two years removed from their NFC Championship appearance, but the NFL is a "what have you done for me lately?" league.

They needed a win - badly, desperately - if they wanted to keep their season on track.

But the San Francisco 49ers played on Thursday last week, before Trump lashed out at NFL players for not standing during the national anthem. This season, Bethea has nine total tackles and one pass defensed.

COACHES: C. Defensive coordinator Robert Saleh gets credit for creating effective pressure schemes to exploit the Cardinals weak offensive line. Boone was released by the Vikings on September 2 after refusing to accept a pay cut.

It was close. A 17-play field goal drive nearly sapped all of the now-10-minute overtime period before the Cardinals could even get the ball.

Some African-American players have adopted the practice of kneeling during the anthem to protest against police treatment of racial minorities. It is frustrating when you get so close and the difference in the game was one touchdown and we have to be able to score touchdowns when we get in the red area. After proving to be ineffective during his time as a starter, he was benched in favor of Kaepernick. The 49ers should have leaned on their running game, but an oblique injury to Carlos Hyde limited his snaps. He won three of those eight games.

"The decision to kneel. prior to the anthem and then everyone stand up together, number one, it shows solidarity and unity for us as a team", Saints quarterback Drew Brees said.

The game kicks off at 4:05 p.m. EST and will be broadcast for your enjoyment on your local FOX affiliate. Four-time Pro Bowl guard Mike Iupati was set to make his return, only to discover that his injured triceps would require surgery. Among the players making the gesture were two with Alabama football roots who knelt last week - New York Giants safety Landon Collins (Alabama) and Cleveland Browns running back Isaiah Crowell (Alabama State).

Take-a-knee protests at National Football League games drop dramatically after backlash