Monday, September 10, 2018 1:00 am
Dolphins teammates Kenny Stills and Albert Wilson were the only two players to kneel during the national anthem on the NFL's opening Sunday, and Colin Kaepernick offered his thanks to them via social media. “My Brothers (Stills) and (Wilson) continue to show their unwavering strength by fighting for the oppressed,” Kaepernick said in his tweet. “They have not backed down, even when attacked and intimidated. ... Love is at the root of our resistance.” While Stills and Wilson were kneeling during the anthem, teammate Robert Quinn raised his fist. Niners receiver Marquise Goodwin did the same at Minnesota. Before the late games, Broncos receiver Demaryius Thomas and linebacker Brandon Marshall, and Seahawks linemen Duane Brown and Quinton Jefferson, retreated to their respective tunnels while the anthem played. In Los Angeles, Chargers left tackle Russell Okung raised his fist.
Tampa Bay's Ryan Fitzpatrick joined Washington's Mark Rypien (1991 vs. Atlanta) as the only QBs in NFL history to pass for at least 400 yards, four touchdowns and no INTs and rush for a touchdown in a single game. ... Patriots coach Bill Belichick earned his 251st regular-season win, passing Tom Landry for third on the NFL's all-time list.
– Associated Press