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The Latest: Ivory breaks opening drive futility for Jags
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The Latest: Ivory breaks opening drive futility for Jags

Published Nov. 27, 2016 1:40 p.m. ET

The Latest on Week 12 of the NFL season (all times Eastern):

1:30 p.m.


The Jacksonville Jaguars streak of opening-drive futility is over after Chris Ivory scored on a 2-yard run against the Buffalo Bills. It marked the first time in 25 games the Jaguars have scored a touchdown on their first possession. It was the NFL's longest active streak, dating to Week 3 of the 2015 season.


During the 24-game drought, Jacksonville had three field goals, punted 18 times and turned the ball over three times.

Ivory's touchdown capped an 11-play, 75-yard drive spanning 6:45. The Jaguars converted three third-down chances, including their last one courtesy of a defensive holding penalty against Corey White on third-and-goal from the 3.

- John Wawrow reporting from Orchard Park, New York.


1:20 p.m.

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is drawing jeers at the start of his team's game at Miami.

There were loud boos from the crowd when Kaepernick and the rest of the 49ers offense trotted onto the field for their first series, and more jeers just before the snap on first down. The possession ended with a Kaepernick touchdown pass to Carlos Hyde.

Kaepernick drew criticism in Miami when he defended former Cuban leader Fidel Castro during a conference call Wednesday with reporters in South Florida, citing Cuba's high literacy rate. In August, Kaepernick wore a T-shirt that featured Castro and Malcolm X.

Castro, who died Friday, has strong critics within South Florida's large Cuban-American population.

Kaepernick has kneeled through the national anthem all season to protest police brutality and the treatment of minorities.

-Steven Wine reporting from Miami.


12:50 p.m.

The Chicago Bears paid tribute to the World Series champion Cubs prior to Sunday's game against the Tennessee Titans.

They showed a video of the World Series celebration. Cubs chairman Tom Ricketts, standing at the 50-yard line, then raised the championship trophy above his head.

The Cubs beat the Cleveland Indians to win the World Series for the first time since 1908 and end baseball's longest title drought.


12:10 p.m.

Laremy Tunsil is inactive Sunday because of a shoulder injury, leaving the Miami Dolphins without three starting offensive linemen against the 49ers.

Center Mike Pouncey was earlier ruled out due to a hip injury. Left tackle Branden Albert is inactive as expected with a dislocated left wrist.

Anthony Steen is starting at center, Kraig Urbik at left guard and Sam Young at left tackle.

Pouncey and Albert both missed last week's game against the Rams, and Tunsil departed in the first half, leaving the Dolphins with a patchwork line as they earned their fifth victory in a row.

-Steven Wine reporting from Miami.


12 p.m.

Week 12 in the NFL features several teams directly fighting one another for playoff positioning, with the marquee matchup coming Sunday night. The Chiefs visit the Broncos in that game with both teams 7-3.

The winner can continue to pursue the AFC West crown, while the loser will likely have to scramble for the wild card.

The prime time game comes after 11 games on Sunday afternoon, including eight for the early afternoon start.

One early game to watch is Arizona playing Atlanta, where the Cardinals need a win on the road in a season where they haven't performed up to their talent level. Atlanta's offense has been strong but has a difficult matchup against the Cardinals' top-ranked pass defense.

Other early games Sunday include: Titans at Bears, Chargers at Texans, Jaguars at Bills, 49ers at Dolphins, Bengals at Ravens, Rams at Saints and Giants at Browns.

The late afternoon slate includes: Seahawks at Buccaneers, Panthers at Raiders and Patriots at Jets.


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