Bears, Packers teams and fans stand united during national anthem

Packers players asked fans to stand with locked arms during the national anthem before Thursday’s game against the Bears.

The Lambeau Field faithful obliged as CBS and NFL Network cameras panned the crowd.

Green Bay players, led by quarterback Aaron Rodgers, said in a statement released Tuesday they wanted to present an image of unity.

“It will represent a coming together of players who want the same things that all of us do — freedom, equality, tolerance, understanding, and justice for those who have been unjustly treated, discriminated against or otherwise treated unfairly,” the statement read , in part. “You will see the sons of police officers, kids who grew up in military families, people who have themselves experienced injustice and discrimination firsthand, and an array of others all linking together in a display of unity.”

But shaking that off is a lot easier when Carr is there, as opposed to Cook or Manuel.

All of the AFC West’s Big Three are capable of deep runs in the playoffs, but unless something catastrophic happens to the Chiefs at home Monday night against Washington, the Raiders will be on the outside looking in just a month into the season.

They’ll also be the ones most unnerved about their quarterback, which says a lot considering Trevor Siemian is one of the three. Siemian has not done enough wrong for the Broncos to worry about him. He has not been their weak link. The Raiders’ offense has sputtered far more.

It’s still incredibly early for a Raiders team that should be good Cheap Jerseys UK enough to contend — as long as Carr is actually coming back as quickly as the optimistic Del Rio says and is not Cheap Jerseys Sell repeating that horrible nightmare the Raiders thought was over.

LeBron James is still very good at chase-down blocks, destroys Thad Young’s soul

We’ve seen those screens used for Stephen Curry and Damian Lillard in the past. Even though Paul didn’t shoot as many pull-up 3-pointers as them on the season, he made 39.1 percent of those opportunities. Of the 27 players who attempted at least 2.0 pull-up 3-pointers per game this season, only Kyle Lowry (42.1 percent), Eric Gordon (40.5 percent) and CJ McCollum (42.9 percent) made then at a higher rate . If Paul looks for his shot more than he does in the regular season, it could crack one of the best defenses — and one of the best defenders — in the NBA.

Westbrook is a one-man wrecking crew in transition. He led the NBA this season with 6.8 transition opportunities per game, and he turned those opportunities into 6.7 transition points per game. It made up for 20.2 percent of his offense in total, which played a big role in the Thunder scoring more points than all but five teams on the fast break: Wizards, Cavaliers, Rockets, Suns and Warriors.

LeBron James doesn’t simply let fast breaks happen without trying to swallow them whole.

Just like he did in Game 7 of the NBA Finals last year, James completely evaporated a Pacers’ fast break Sunday, swatting Thad Young from behind to prevent a score in Game 4 of the Cavaliers’ first-round series against Indiana.

Why do people still think they can finish a fast break anywhere close to LeBron’s vicinity? King James is a worldeater on fast-break defense.

At this point, I wouldn’t even feel comfortable with a five-on-one if LeBron was the one.

Anyway, it’s always a good time when LeBron reminds everyone just how insanely good, strong and athletic he is despite being 32 years old.

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