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knee, he walked offhe field and would not return. he is scheduled for an mri tomorrow. lewis hard to replace, and after this touchdown 27-3. it wasn't clean out there today but the patriots roll 27-10 the final. >> it was a good win for the team today, obviously had to grind it out. and we had a lot of guys step up and maybe hadn't played as much and stepped in and played. and did a good job being ready to go. and made plays in all three phases of the game. >> the patriots offensive line a big story line in this game. storck making his season debut, after blackman left the game
>> joe, injuries really starting to mount for the patriots. essential on the offensive line, dressing five and only five managed to finish. but never skipped a beat. brady not sacked a single time in the offense. >> those guys they play so hard, i mean we went to the game with six offensive linemen. you just hope for the best and with steve going down, it puts a lot of strain on those guys. and a lot of guys kind of scrambled to figure out what we are going to do. they played hard. >> it means a lot and all willing to contribute to the team and able to keep tom clean, that's the name of the game. >> the left tackle and you have to give them huge credit to have that running game and protect brady.
>> ryan storck making his season debut on sunday, and he was a starting center and played right tackle this afternoon. and never skipping a beat, 160 rushing yards for the pats and 105 season high for blount. >> play of the day, brought to you by capital one. >> steelers and raiders, ben roethlisberger looking to the side line and has brown, and somehow brown keeps his toes in bound. and roethlisberger leaves that game with a sprained foot and expecting to miss a few weeks. that's the play of the day. and now the b's are up 2-0 in
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who had autism as he sat in the front seat of his dad's suv. and tonight so many asking how this could have happened. nbc is in marksville, louisiana. >> tonight family and friends paying their respects to 6-year-old germmy ma jeremy mardis. he was buckled into the front seat of his father's suv when he was shot and killed five times. his father remains hospitalized in serious condition. nbc news learned from witnesses he had an argument with his girlfriend outside this pool hall and someone called 911 which may have lead to the chase. initial reports said he backed into the vehicle and state police say there was no exchange of gunfire and no weapon was found. body camera footage from the last of the four officers on the scene lead to the arrest but is yet to be released.
and to see that happen is just disturbing. >> two of the officers, deck are being held without bail and face charges of second degree murder and attempted murder. stafford worked full time for the police department but was working a side job for the city marshall's office. he was a reverse deputy marshall for a nearby city and the son of a local prosecutor whose office re recused themselves from the case. they argue the subject was resisting arrest. the primary role of the marshals is to serve arrest warrants but there are no warrants out in his name. >> we have to find out what caused those officers to effect that pursuit and traffic stop and what caused them to fire their weapon. >> unlike other law enforcement agencies they have no written
policy on the use of deadly force. >> i'm outraged to know that a 6-year-old child is gunned down in the streets with 18 rounds of ammunition. it's uncalled for. >> jeremy's babysitter for four years helped raise him. >> he could see angels the way he would glance off into nowhere and start laughing. >> a court hearing for the two officers is set for tomorrow morning here in louisiana. state police investigators are not ruling out more arrests. thank you. >> dozens of football players decided to boycott their team saying they won't take part in games or practices until the university's president re-signs. they're joining others who are protesting how the university's president has handled several recent racial incidents. >> reporter: arms linked and standing together more than 30 players from the university of missouri's football team vowing
they won't take the field until the president of mizzou steps down. the boycott being echoed by the entire football team. players of all races tweeted out united. we are behind our players. students say this semester has been plagued with incidents of racial harassment on campus. >> two black female students, myself included were called the n word by four white males. >> reporter: they say they have been taunted by groups of white students hurling racial slurs. the most recent, october 24th human feces on a dorm wall and the homecoming king was called the "n" word on campus. >> this isn't just me. it's students from all different backgrounds that endure this.
where the student body is 77% white and just 7% black. protestors say the response from the school president tim wolf has been inadequate. one group calling themselves concerned students 1950 named for the year the university first began admitying black students. they're seen here blocking the university president's car during a homecoming parade. a standoff the president later apologized for saying my be behavior seemed like i didn't care. now but student is on a hunger strike. >> i'm not here for a press conference. i don't want to talk to anybody. i want you re-signed. i need for you to leave. >> he issued a statement saying he was dedicated to on going dialogue and promising specific plans in the coming months. but tonight a football boycott and united team sending a message that's become impossible
to ignore. >> overseas now to egypt where the investigation into that russian jet crash goes on tonight. 8 days after the disaster that killed all 224 people on board. the key question remains, was it a bomb that brought the plane down? nbc's bill nealy is in egypt with the latest. >> reporter: as more evidence is analyzed investigators grow more confident of what happened. >> a noise was heard in the last seconds. >> today an unnamed egyptian investigator told the reuters news agency they're 90% sure that noise 23 minutes into the flight and based on their analysis of the sound waves was a bomb exploding. but egypt's aviation ministry called that a pure lie saying it's too soon to reach any conclusions. the answer may lie in fractions of a second and in grains of sand. russian teams have taken away 15
sacks of sand from the site looking for evidence of explosive residue. >> parts of the plane are still missing somewhere in the desert. but crucial pieces of evidence that might prove this was a bomb could be tiny. the size of a fingernail and tough to find here. >> the fbi has been asked to help by the russians and has agreed. it's role, it says, modest. but the possibility of a bomb is causing shockwaves above all for airlines. >> it is as a result of what is alleged to be, i'm afraid it's industry. >> they're examining reports that at the airport where the plane took off a baggage scanning machine was often broken. the baggage handlers weren't monitored and the deliveries to the airport weren't properly searched. egyptian officials say the airport is secure.
been evacuated from the airport in one day. in st. petersburg, where most of the dead were from, the church bells tolled once for every victim. 224 times. and today bad weather has again hampered the search for that missing wreckage. there may be new clues here but still no solid answers. kate. >> bill neely in egypt tonight, thank you. of course even though isis has not produced any evidence it has claimed responsibility for bringing down that jet and there's a strong indication tonight that even more americans may be deployed to fight isis in nearby syria. nbc's ron allen is at the white house with the details. good evening. >> good evening, kate. indications on the ground and in the skies above syria. ash carter said absolutely when asked if more u.s. troops would head to syria adding to the 50 or so soon on their way.
local fighters to work with for helping defeat isis. operations that could put additional u.s. troops in combat with the enemy despite the statements that no u.s. boots will be on the ground in syria. the u.s. also plans to step up the air campaign with two dozen more attack aircraft in the region. they confirm several partners have chosen not to participate in that during this critical time as they help local forces step up the fight on the ground. they insist all of this is not a return to large scale long-term warfare like in iraq and afghanistan. but at the same time the administration acknowledges that more troops may be in combat in syria. a war that the military has warn willed take some time to win. >> ron allen at the white house tonight. president obama will discuss the war in syria among other issues when he meets tomorrow with israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu that's been dealing
with a wave rf of renewed violence. today there were new attacks on the west bank. >> a security guard at the gate of a best bank town is checking this woman's i.d. when she reaches into her bag and in a matter of seconds lunges at him with the knife. the security guard shot her. another stabbing. another shooting. and another wave of anger. palestinians clashing with israeli security forces after the attack. in the past few months. 11 israelis and more than 70 palestinians died in violence that shows no sign of letting up. stabbings on buses and in busy streets. knife wealding palestinians shot by israeli security forces and in this case, by a civilian. benjamin netanyahu is on his way to washington for talks with president obama and ending the violence is high on the agenda.
>> it's the new normal. at least for awhile. i don't think these talks will do a lot to change that situation but american efforts to try to get the israelis and palestinians to talk to each other in the future could help, again, manage the violence. >> but there are no easy answers and anger on both sides is growing. nbc news, london. >> when nightly news continues on this sunday, donald trump takes center stage as the world of politics and it's the final countdown! the final countdown! if you're the band europe, you love a final countdown. it's what you do. if you want to save fifteen percent or more on car insurance, you switch to geico. it's what you do.
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