Steelers left tackle Alejandro Villanueva blames himself for the image of him standing apart from teammates during Sunday’s national anthem, saying he unintentionally separated himself in the moments leading up to the anthem.
When everybody sees the image of me by myself, everybody thinks the team, the Steelers, are not behind me, and that’s absolutely wrong. I made Coach [Mike] Tomlin look bad, and that is my fault and my fault only. I made my teammates look bad, and that is my fault and my fault only.
The Steelers decided to stay in the Soldier Field tunnel during the anthem before Sunday’s loss against the Chicago Bears in response to comments made by President Donald Trump about anthem protests by NFL players.
Eli Manning three threw touchdowns passes in the fourth quarter — two to Odell Beckham Jr. — and Aldrick Rosas made a 41-yard field goal that gave the Giants a 24-21 lead with 3:08 to play.
Eagles kicker Jake Elliott made two field goals in the final minutes, including a game-winning 61-yard kick as time expired, giving the Eagles a late victory, but falling short of covering the spread.
The spread was never really in doubt in this one, as Cincinnati built a 21-7 halftime lead, including a rare pick-six of Aaron Rodgers. Green Bay scored 10 fourth-quarter points, including a 3-yard TD pass to Jordy Nelson with 17 seconds left, to send the game into overtime. Rodgers got the Bengals to jump offside on a third down and the resulting 72-yard pass set the Packers up for the winning field goal, which also sent the game over the total.