Michael Bennett sacked 49ers quarterback Brian Hoyer late in the first half. After sacking Hoyer, Bennett raised his fist in celebration.
It was the first sack celebration of note that mirrored anything close to the national anthem protests the NFL has seen since 2016.
Bennett has been sitting for the national anthem since the preseason started in August. He made headlines after he shared his account of abuse he experienced by Las Vegas police the night of the Mayweather-McGregor fight.
The sack is Bennett’s first on the afternoon, and gives him 2.5 on the young season.
The union also filed for a temporary restraining order that would allow Elliott to take the field while the legal process plays out. The NFL filed a motion to dismiss Elliott’s lawsuit on Tuesday, and the NFLPA filed a response shortly after, saying they will show at the hearing that the case meets the requirements for the court to act.
Elliott’s injunction temporarily blocked his suspension and gave him the chance to play out the season, and it could take months until there’s a ruling on the NFL’s appeal of the injunction.
Detroit leaned on running back Ameer Abdullah to Adrian Beltre Jersey drive inside the 30-yard line, then Stafford delivered a perfect deep pass to Jones, who used his size to jockey for inside positioning Cameron Jordan Youth Jersey to catch the ball. The Lions QB has completed 5 of 6 passes for 61 yards and a touchdown so far.
Lions 0, Giants 0: The Lions nearly took the lead on an Eli Manning fumble that the defense returned for a touchdown on New York’s first possession of the game, but video review showed Manning’s knee hit the ground before the ball was pried loose. The Giants then ran a draw on third-and-13 and punted from deep in their own end.