To get everyone ready for the Thursday’s December Solstice, which is the shortest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere, azcentral sports NFL writer Bob Mc Manaman offers up his shortest power rankings edition of the year. You’ve got things to do, like buy presents and get ready for the in-laws. NFL WEEK 16: Do-or-die games on schedule this week Um, they suck.
Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports Sep 24, 2017; Carson, CA, USA; Kansas City Chiefs defensive back Marcus Peters (22) protests next to running back Charcandrick West (35) and defensive tackle Roy Miller (98) during the National Anthem prior to the game against the Los Angeles Chargers at Stub Hub Center.
Mandatory Credit: Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports Sep 24, 2017; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers tight end Lance Kendricks (84) and tight end Martellus Bennett (80) sit on the bench during the national anthem prior to the game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Lambeau Field.
Similar protest are staged around the nation after US President Donald Trump named Kaepernick a Son of A Bitch at a recent rally.
(Photo by Bastiaan Slabbers/Nur Photo via Getty Images)GLENDALE, AZ - SEPTEMBER 25: Strong safety Tyvon Branch #27 of the Arizona Cardinals links arms with staff and players during the National Anthem before the start of the NFL game against the Dallas Cowboys at the University of Phoenix Stadium on September 25, 2017 in Glendale, Arizona.
The agreement runs through ESPN's current contract with the league that expires after the 2021 season.