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A lot of NFL head coaches have a different standard for stars, subscribing to the philosophy of treating everyone equitably but not necessarily equally. Cheap Air Max 95 Mens .Ron Rivera is not among those coaches.So, when reigning MVP Cam Newton boarded the team flight to Seattle without a dress shirt and necktie, Rivera decided to bench him for the first series Sunday night.The flap became an overbearing cloud hanging over Seattles 40-7 shellacking of the Panthers after Derek Andersons single snap resulted in an interception.Newton didnt express disagreement with Riveras decision after the game, explaining he realized just before the buses left to take the team to the airport that he hadnt packed a shirt and tie.We discussed it internally. Me and coach, were on the same page, I feel good about it, Newton said.I wore a similar outfit like this before and nothing was done. But he has rules in place and we have to abide by them and no person is greater than the next person.Rivera didnt announce his intention to punish his passer. Even after the game he wouldnt say anything beyond acknowledging his quarterback had committed a dress code violation.Right tackle Trai Turner said he didnt know what was up until the opening play, which ended up being a pass that deflected off Mike Tolberts hands and into the arms of linebacker Mike Morgan. That led to a Seattle field goal.The oddity of it all is that Newton is as fashionable as any player in the league.This is the guy who sported Zebra-print Versace pants on Super Bowl Sunday and who modeled nearly $30,000 worth of duds for his GQ photo shoot last summer, including $495 loafers, a $530 tank top, $1,200 sneakers and a $4,995 leather jacket.And nary a necktie.Aside from more than 500 players wearing custom cleats as part of the leagues My Cleats, My Cause initiative, Week 13 featured an abundance of curious calls and dubious decisions.Seattle star safety Earl Thomas broke his lower left leg when he collided with teammate Kam Chancellor as both tried to intercept a pass from Newton.While in the locker room, Thomas tweeted , This game has been so good to me no regrets. A lot is running through my mind including retirement thanks for all the prayers.Dallas escaped Minnesota with a 17-15 win on Thursday night when no flag was thrown on the Cowboys for hitting Sam Bradfords facemask on his overthrown 2-point conversion attempt with 25 seconds left.Im sick and tired of the reffing in this league right now, Vikings defensive end Brian Robison said. Im sick and tired of it. Youve got holding calls all over the place that people dont want to call.Bradford gets hit in the face at the end of the game and you dont call it. Im not laying this loss on reffing, but at some point its got to get better.Officials cant see every infraction but it was astonishing that Rams cornerback Trumaine Johnson got away with yanking the facemask of Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount right in front of an official.After making the tackle, Johnson reached up and jerked Blounts facemask, but head linesman Ed Camp never reached for his flag.I cannot believe an officials sitting right there watching and he wont make the call, NBC analyst Rodney Harrison said.Randall Cobb made a snow angel after scoring a touchdown in Green Bays win over the Texans at Lambeau Field.In Chicago, the 49ers were assessed a 15-yard excessive celebration penalty after rookie cornerback Rashard Robinson did a snow angel in the end zone because he mistakenly thought Dontae Johnson had scored on a blocked punt return, as did the rest of the 49ers.Johnson also did a snow angel and his was legal because it was a single-person celebration -- even though hed actually stepped out at the 4.Robinsons cost his team 15 yards, and the 49ers settled for a field goal on their way to extending their franchise-record losing streak to 11 games.In Atlanta, the Falcons were burned by Eric Berrys pick-6, then were done in by their own strategy in a 29-28 loss to Kansas City.After pulling within 27-22 with 12 minutes left, the Falcons went for 2 and failed.So, when they went ahead 28-27 with 4:34 remaining, they had to go for 2, and Berry took it back 99 yards for the first game-winning pick-2 in NFL history .My dad, he always told me the most important part of the game is the extra point, Berry said. So, a lot of people take that play off and like I said, its an opportunity to make something happen and Im going to make the most of it.---For more NFL coverage: http://www.pro32.ap.org and http://www.twitter.com/AP-NFL---AP Sports Writer Jon Krawczynski contributed. Follow Arnie Melendrez Stapleton on Twitter: http://twitter.com/arniestapleton ;Air Max 95 Online Store . Each of Houstons starters scored in double figures as the Rockets improved to 2-0 against the Spurs this season, with both victories coming on the road. They also moved within 3 1/2 games of San Antonio (22-7) for the lead the Southwest Division. Cheap Air Max 95 Wholesale . PETERSBURG, Fla. http://www.airmax95shoesforsale.com/ . -- Gus Malzahn finally had his day in Fayetteville. SEATTLE -- James Paxton couldnt give the slumping Seattle Mariners the effective outing they needed.Elvis Andrus offset a pair of errors with a homer and three doubles, Jonathan Lucroy hit a two-run homer and the Texas Rangers held off the Mariners 10-7 on Tuesday night.Paxton (4-6) struck out eight in 4 1/3 innings, including four in the first, but was tagged for six runs -- four earned -- and nine hits before being lifted after 103 pitches.Not a good night when you throw like 100 and something pitches in 4 1/3 or whatever it was, Mariners manager Scott Servais said.Seattle, which was 10 games above .500 on Aug. 22, fell to 70-68 and 12 1/2 games behind the Rangers. The Mariners have lost 10 of 13.Martin Perez (10-10) allowed four runs -- two earned -- and seven hits in six innings to win for the third time in his last 13 starts. Sam Dyson pitched the ninth for his 32nd save.The Rangers snapped a 4-4 tie with three runs in the fifth. Lucroy chased Paxton with his ninth homer since joining the Rangers -- he had 13 with Milwaukee prior to the Aug. 1 trade. Drew Storen relieved and gave up doubles to Andrus and pinch-hitter Mitch Moreland.I threw some good pitches and got the strikeouts, obviously, and that was good, said Paxton, adding that he was not bothered by a fingernail torn in his previous start. I just fell behind some guys and came to the middle part of the zone, and they got some hits.Andrus opened the seventh with his fifth home run off Arquimedes Caminero to make it 8-4. Seattle cut it to 8-6 in the bottom on a bases-loaded walk to Kyle Seager and Leonys Martins sacrifice fly.Andrus added an RBI double in the eighth. Seth Smith answered with a pinch-hit homer in the bottom half, his 12th, to make it 9-7. Lucroy drew a bases-loaded walk in the ninth for the final run.Theyve got a damaging offense, also. They can grind some at-bats out and thats kind of what theyyve done all year long, Rangers manager Jeff Banister said. Cheap Air Max 95 For Sale. . It felt like that was going to be the last-man-standing type of game, where whoever was going to be able to get the most outs without giving up damage was going to come away the winning ballclub.Seager pulled the Mariners even in the third with a two-run homer, his 26th, matching his career high set last season.One of Paxtons four first-inning strikeouts cost him a run. Ian Desmond struck out, but reached on a wild pitch. Carlos Beltran singled him to third and Adrian Beltre punched an opposite-field dribbler into right for an RBI single.Texas, which leads the AL West by 8 1/2 games, had a season-high seven doubles among its 15 hits and won for the eighth time in 10 games.SEAGER HOT VS. TEXASSeagers homer was the 18th of his career against Texas, the most against any single opponent. Since Aug. 6, Seager is hitting .354 (35 for 99) with six homers, 21 RBI, four doubles and 20 runs.TRAINING ROOM:Mariners: RHP Tom Wilhelmsen, eligible to come off the 15-day DL (low back spasms), is on track to throw a simulated game on Thursday after an incident-free bullpen on Tuesday. ... Veteran OF Norichika Aoki was recalled Tuesday after a short stint at Triple-A Tacoma.UP NEXT:Rangers: RHP A.J. Griffin (7-3, 4.41 ERA) has allowed three runs or fewer in six of his last eight starts. Griffin has won his last two starts, beginning with six scoreless innings in a victory over Cleveland.Mariners: LHP Ariel Miranda (2-1, 5.76 ERA) makes his sixth start since being acquired from Baltimore on July 31 in the trade for Wade Miley. 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