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Washington Redskins May Have Found Formula for Winning NFC East

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If the Raiders would have stayed in the locker room during the national anthem, they would have forfeited the coin toss, their second-half options and would have been endangered on a 15-yard unsportsmanlike contact penalty.

The first mass demonstration took place at the NFL's London game between the Jacksonville Jaguars and Baltimore Ravens at Wembley Stadium, where a large number of players from both teams knelt. Washington also played a lot of zone to ensure good positioning for plays after the catch, limiting the Raiders' strength: yards after contact. Carr (18 of 31, 118 yards) and the Raiders offense never approached the level of explosiveness or efficiency it had through the first two games.

The Oakland Raiders knew coming into the Sunday night game that Washington Redskins running back Chris Thompson was a weapon. The Oakland Raiders and Washington Redskins closed off the day of protests, with almost every Raiders player remaining on the bench during the opening anthem. Raiders quarterback Derek Carr had no time to find receivers, and threw 2 interceptions. He's one of three players with two rushing and receiver touchdowns-Kareem Hunt and Todd Gurley are the others-and has clearly emerged as a difference maker for this offense.

- After the penalty, Deshazor Everett almost intercepted the first-down pass, Bashaud Breeland got two hands on the second and pressure forced a third-down incompletion. Some late dump offs might've helped depending on your scoring, but Amari Cooper's single catch for six yards couldn't have done much for your squad.

- Baltimore Ravens vs. Jacksonville Jaguars in London: About 24, including Ravens LB Terrell Suggs and Jaguars RB Leonard Fournette.

Defensive tackle A'Shawn Robinson of the Lions made three tackles and batted down a pass against the Falcons.

- Houston Texans at New England Patriots: About 16.

Left guard Anthony Steen of the Miami Dolphins. Marcus Allen rushed 20 times for 191 yards and two touchdowns and was the game's MVP.

The Redskins settled for a 23-yard Dustin Hopkins field goal on the first play of the fourth quarter.

Left guard James Carpenter of the New York Jets.

Most teams in the early afternoon games locked arms in solidarity.

That may exceed, in just 20 words, Gruden's most enthusiastic praise of his team after any game in his tenure. In Tennessee, both the Titans and Seattle Seahawks remained inside through the anthem. That was the season they reached Super Bowl XXXVII, falling to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Ravens cornerback Marlon Humphrey (Hoover) and outside linebacker Tim Williams.