Matthew Stafford led Detroit to another thrilling victory in the final minutes, throwing an 11-yard touchdown pass to Theo Riddick with 29 seconds remaining to lift the Lions to a 20-16 victory over the Miami Dolphins on Sunday.
Dion Waiters said that a report stating he missed the national anthem in Utah earlier this week for religious reasons was a "big misunderstanding," adding he was undergoing his "normal routine" in the locker room when he lost track of time.
Aldon Smith, who is eligible to return to the 49ers this week after serving a nine-game suspension, will become one of the rare, if not the only player in league history, to pay for the privilege of playing football, according to sources.
The nine-game suspension for San Francisco 49ers pass rusher Aldon Smith wasn't reduced to allow him to play Sunday, as many expected, as he he did not fulfill the obligations assigned him in terms of his counseling protocol, sources said.
The NFLPA sent a letter to the NFL on Friday, calling for the immediate reinstatement of Adrian Peterson per the agreement the sides made for the Vikings running back to go on the commissioner's exempt list in September, sources said.
Joe Walker returned Kaelin Clay's careless goal-line fumble 100 yards for a touchdown, Marcus Mariota threw three touchdown passes and ran for another score and No. 4 Oregon turned back No. 17 Utah 51-27 on Saturday night.