One week after 16 players took a knee, all Patriots players stood for the national anthem prior to Sunday's game against the Panthers at Gillette Stadium.
The Panthers, who did not kneel last week, again stood on Sunday.
Patriots all lined up on the sidelines, side by side. A group of coaches/support staff 5 yards behind, also in a line— Michael Giardi (@MikeGiardi) October 1, 2017
No booing today, before or after the anthem— Michael Giardi (@MikeGiardi) October 1, 2017
The national anthem remains in focus a week after the number of players kneeling went up following criticism from Donald Trump. Julius Thomas, Michael Thomas and Kenny Stills all took a knee ahead of the Dolphins' loss to the Saints in London.