The Latest from week 7 of the NFL regular season (all times Eastern):

1:36 p.m.

The New Orleans Saints are off to an awful start against the Green Bay Packers.

Drew Brees has been intercepted twice in Packers territory on deep balls in the first quarter. Brees now has four picks in two games after not throwing an interception the first four games of the season.

The positive for the Saints is that Green Bay hasn’t been able to cash in on those turnovers with points in their first game without injured quarterback Aaron Rodgers. But the Packers do lead 7-0 going into the second quarter on rookie Aaron Jones’ 46-yard touchdown run on the game’s opening drive.

— Genaro Armas reporting from Green Bay, Wisconsin.


1:27 p.m.

The Baltimore Ravens are down to three healthy wide receivers, after losing Mike Wallace to the concussion protocol.

Wallace departed in the first quarter at Minnesota after a jarring hit from the shoulder of Vikings safety Andrew Sendejo that left him lying on his back for a few minutes before slowly leaving the field on his own power.

The Ravens announced Wallace’s return as questionable. The contact was hard enough to knock Wallace’s helmet off and draw an unnecessary roughness call on Sendejo.

Joe Flacco and the Ravens are already playing without wide receivers Jeremy Maclin (shoulder), Breshad Perriman (concussion) and Chris Matthews (thigh). Wallace was also listed as questionable for the game because of a back injury.

Michael Campanaro, Chris Moore and Griff Whalen are the only healthy wide receivers remaining.

— Dave Campbell reporting from Minneapolis.


1:10 p.m.

Just one player appeared to protest visibly during the early NFL games Sunday, Rams linebacker Robert Quinn, who raised his fist during the U.S. anthem, then brought it down before “God Save The Queen.”

Most of the Indianapolis Colts locked arms before kickoff at home against the Jacksonville Jaguars. In Cleveland, Titans wide receiver Rishard Matthews stayed inside the tunnel during the national anthem . In Miami, Kenny Stills, Michael Thomas and Julius Thomas all stayed in the locker room during the anthem.

Reporters at the other early games did not notice any other obvious protests.

Both the San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks, who have had several players protesting every week, play later Sunday.


1:06 p.m.

The Green Bay Packers are off to a great start without their injured starting quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

Aaron Jones’ 46-yard touchdown run on the game’s opening drive gave Green Bay a 7-0 lead over the New Orleans Saints. Hundley is making his first NFL start, but the best play by far for the Packers has been a handoff to Jones, a rookie. He has 70 yards on four carries.

Jones started in place of Ty Montgomery, who is active. Montgomery started last week in his first game back from broken ribs.

— Genaro Armas reporting from Green Bay, Wisconsin.


The best game of Week 7 in the NFL will be under the lights when the Atlanta Falcons visit the champion New England Patriots in their Super Bowl rematch.

The Falcons have heard reminders for months about blowing their 28-3 lead as victims of the largest comeback in Super Bowl history.

The blown lead came on the NFL’s biggest stage, and even a win in the rematch won’t erase that.

The bulk of the schedule features eight games including another London game pitting the Los Angeles Rams and their NFC West rivals Arizona.

Rams running back Todd Gurley has made it very clear he doesn’t like being sent to England to play an opponent that is only a 45-minute flight away.


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