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Latest from NFL: DeShone Kizer benched again in Cleveland

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

2:45 p.m.

Browns rookie quarterback DeShone Kizer has been benched again after throwing interceptions on consecutive passes.

Kizer was picked off late in the first half and on Cleveland's first possession of the third quarter — both picks by Titans safety Kevin Byard.

Browns coach Hue Jackson sat Kizer last week in Houston, hoping he would learn from the time on the sideline to learn. Kizer has thrown 11 interceptions, four inside the red zone. This time, Cody Kessler replaced Kizer and drove the winless Browns to a field goal that tied the score at 6 late in the third quarter.

— Tom Withers reporting from Cleveland

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2:35 p.m.

Quarterback Brett Hundley is showing off his running ability in his first NFL start for the Green Bay Packers.

Hundley's 14-yard touchdown run in the second quarter gave Green Bay the go-ahead score against the New Orleans Saints at Lambeau Field. The Packers led 14-7 at halftime.

The Packers have turned to the run in their first game without the injured Aaron Rodgers, rushing for 139 yards in the first half.

Saints star quarterback Drew Brees has thrown two interceptions

— Genaro Armas reporting from Green Bay, Wisconsin.

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2:13 p.m.

The Indianapolis Colts have lost safety Malik Hooker, their first-round draft pick, late in the first half with what appears to be an injured right knee.

Hooker was injured on a 50-yard pass play from Blake Bortles to Allen Hurns — yet another tough moment in a rugged first half in which the Colts trailed Jacksonville 17-0. Hooker has been declared out for the rest of the game.

After a cart drove onto the field to take Hooker back to the locker room, the rookie got up and walked to the sideline under his own power.

Hooker has three interceptions this season and was tied for second in the league heading into Week 7.

— Michael Marot reporting from Indianapolis.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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