Did the Falcons and Saints Show the NFL How to Honor the Flag and Protest?

Stephen A. Crockett Jr.
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New Orleans Saints and Atlanta Falcons players meet in the middle of the field for a moment of silence.
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Before the Atlanta Falcons took on the New Orleans Saints, Monday night, all of the players stood for the national anthem. Once the Star-Spangled Banner was complete, players and coaches from both teams all met in the middle of the field and joined hands for a moment of silence.

ESPN broadcasters noted that quarterbacks Drew Brees and Matt Ryan helped orchestrate the moment of reflection between the two rivals. The game also marked the ten-year anniversary of the re-opening of the Superdome, which was ravaged after Hurricane Katrina and displaced the Saints for a year.

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It will be interesting to see if other teams adopt the moment of reflection before games.

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