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  • The Latest: Broncos activate Lynch for first time vs Bengals

  • Broncos quarterback Paxton Lynch is active for the first time this season, backing up Brock Osweiler in their game against the Bengals. That means Trevor Siemian has gone from starter to No. 3 in three weeks.

, Green Bay Packers' Clay Matthews reacts after sacking Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)

19 of November 2017 20:02:36

The Latest on the 11th Sunday of the NFL regular season (all times Eastern):

3 p.m.

Broncos quarterback Paxton Lynch is active for the first time this season, backing up Brock Osweiler in their game against the Bengals.

That means Trevor Siemian has gone from starter to No. 3 in three weeks.

The Broncos had lost five straight entering the game, and if the free-fall continues they may take a look at Lynch to see whether he's a bust or simply a late-bloomer.

General manager John Elway moved up in the 2016 draft to select Lynch, who was beaten out by Siemian two summers in a row. Siemian lost his starting job to Osweiler after committing too many turnovers.

— Arnie Stapleton reporting from Denver

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2:40 p.m.

Packers linebacker Clay Matthews has been ruled out for the rest of their game against Baltimore after hurting his groin midway through the first quarter at Lambeau Field.

Matthews came back for one play on the ensuing series but watched the rest of the first half.

It wasn't a pretty one for either offense. The Ravens led 6-0 at the break on Justin Tucker's two field goals. The Packers have three turnovers, including two picks thrown by Brett Hundley.

— Genaro Armas reporting from Green Bay, Wisconsin

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2:20 p.m.

The NFL has extended its deal to play an annual game in Mexico for three more years.

The league and the Ministry of Tourism announced Sunday an agreement to play a game each year from 2019-21. The deal was announced shortly before the Raiders played the Patriots at Azteca Stadium.

The Raiders also played in Mexico last year against Houston under a three-year contract that extends through 2018. There has been no announcement of which teams will play in Mexico next season.

The NFL played its first regular-season game in Mexico City in 2005 when the 49ers faced the Cardinals.

— Josh Dubow reporting from Mexico City

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2:01 p.m.

Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore has not played since twisting his left ankle while diving to break up a third-down pass in the end zone in their game against Washington.

Lattimore was the top cornerback drafted last spring and has been the Saints' best pass defender. But he's been on the sideline getting his ankle re-taped, and P.J. Williams has switched from nickel back to take his place. DeVante Harris is now handling the nickel.

New Orleans was already going to be challenged downfield by the Redskins' Kirk Cousins, who was 4 of 7 for 83 yards and a touchdown in the first quarter.

— Brett Martel reporting from New Orleans

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1:33 p.m.

The picky Baltimore Ravens are at it again.

The Baltimore defense picked off Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Hundley twice in a scoreless first quarter, increasing their league lead in interceptions to 15.

Safety Eric Weddle and cornerback Jimmy Smith each have picks for Baltimore. The Ravens led the Packers 3-0 early in the second quarter.

— Genaro Armas reporting from Green Bay, Wisconsin

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1:15 p.m.

Five NFL players protested during the national anthems before early games.

The Dolphins' Kenny Stills, Julius Thomas and Michael Thomas took a knee before their game against Tampa Bay.

Giants defensive lineman Olivier Vernon took a knee, as he has done most of the season. The opposing Chiefs stood scattered on their sideline, though cornerback Marcus Peters remained in the tunnel until it was over.

Peters protested during the anthem earlier this season, but the last couples games he has stayed in the locker room to keep out of the spotlight.

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1 p.m.

The highlight of Week 11 in the NFL includes a trip by the Rams to face the Vikings and a showdown between the Raiders and Patriots in Mexico City.

The Rams and Vikings are both 7-2 and barreling toward the playoffs. Los Angeles has emerged as an offensive juggernaut behind quarterback Jared Goff, while the Vikings have one of the league's most opportunistic defenses.

The Saints go for their eighth straight win when they play the Redskins. The Chiefs return from a week off to visit the Giants. The Ravens head to chilly Lambeau Field to face the Packers, while the Lions face the Bears.

The Jaguars are visiting the winless Browns and the Cardinals are visiting the Texans.

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