NFL Owners Interested In No Discipline For Players Who Protest Anthem

NFL Owners Interested In No Discipline For Players Who Protest Anthem

NFL Owners Interested In No Discipline For Players Who Protest Anthem

Shortly after Philadelphia fans cheered as their team's Super Bowl banner was raised, they booed the Eagles off the field at the end of the first half thanks to a lackluster showing.

The Falcons reached the red zone on their very first possession of the game, and they even ran three straight plays from the 1-yard line after Quinn chose to go for it on fourth down.

While Atlanta played a good game defensively, their offense got bogged down in the red zone yet again, scoring just one touchdown in five chances.

There were no visible demonstrations by NFL players during the national anthem before the season opener on Thursday night.

It wasn't pretty, but the champs opened their title defense with the 18-12 win. Eagles offensive tackle Lane Johnson also confirmed that they ran the Patriots play. Tom Brady couldn't catch Danny Amendola's pass on a third-and-5 in the second quarter, which would have been a big gain for New England - if not a touchdown. In the third quarter of what has been an bad game between the Falcons and Eagles, Julio Jones made the play of the game by hauling in a 52-yard catch from Matt Ryan.

"I went over there and talked to him and said, 'This might be a good time.' He pointed to the call sheet, and I was like, 'That's what I was coming over here for, '" Foles said.

"Probably just us executing that play at the end, we've got to nail that", Quinn said.

"No panic, we're resilient", Pederson said.

"It's great to have it at the right time if you can catch a team (off guard)", Foles said.

The Falcons were able to move the ball well in between the sticks but once they reached the red zone, it seemed as though nothing would work.

A helmet belonging to a Philadelphia Eagle player is seen prior to the game against the Denver Broncos at Lincoln Financial Field on November 5, 2017 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Deion Jones then intercepted Foles' pass that bounced out of Dallas Goedert's hands and returned it 20 yards to Philadelphia's 27, setting up Tevin Coleman's 9-yard TD run that gave the Falcons a 12-10 lead in the fourth quarter.

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