By The Associated Press The Latest on the 13th Sunday of the NFL regular season (all times Eastern): ___ 8:40 p.m. Seven Seattle Seahawks players sat or knelt for the national anthem before Sunday's game against Philadelphia. Their actions raised the total to 18 players around the NFL making some sort of statement during "The Star-Spangled Banner." In Seattle, it was primarily a group of defensive linemen that has sat in most of the games this season. The group included defensive linemen Michael Bennett, Sheldon Richardson, Frank Clark, Quinton Jefferson, Marcus Smith and Branden Jackson, and offensive lineman Duane Brown. The defensive players sat on the bench while Brown knelt. Most of the players who protested Sunday had done so before and continued the same gestures. Among those who sat or knelt during the national anthem were Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch, Giants defensive lineman Olivier Vernon and 49ers safety Eric Reid. ___ 7:30 p.m. All of a sudden, there's a three-way tie atop the AFC West: The Los Angeles Chargers, Oakland Raiders and Kansas City Chiefs are each 6-6. The Chargers picked up a 19-10 victory over the Cleveland Browns - who moved a step closer to 0-16 - on Sunday, at the same time that the Raiders were beating the Giants 24-17 as Geno Smith started in place of Eli Manning for New York. Earlier in the day, the Chiefs lost for the sixth time in seven games, 38-31 against the New York Jets. In the NFC South, meanwhile, the New Orleans Saints moved into sole possession of first place with a 9-3 record by defeating the Carolina Panthers 31-21. In the other late-afternoon Week 13 game, the NFC West-leading Los Angeles Rams also improved to 9-3 with a 32-16 win over the Arizona Cardinals. Sunday night's game is NFC East leader Philadelphia against Seattle. ___ 5:50 p.m. Buffalo Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor injured his knee on the first play of the game. He didn't leave until the fourth quarter of Buffalo's 23-3 loss to the New England Patriots, when he was carted away from the sideline. Bills coach Sean McDermott confirmed afterward that Taylor was hurt while getting sacked on Buffalo's opening play. As for why Taylor stayed in as long