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Jets, other NFL teams stay inside during national anthem

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The Jets and Bills stayed inside during the national anthem Sunday as teams across the NFL made various social justice statements during Week 1 of the 2020 season.

Neither team was on the field in Orchard Park for the anthem before the Jets’ opener. The Green Bay Packers, Jacksonville Jaguars and Miami Dolphins were other teams that stayed in the locker room during the national anthem as action kicked off at 1 p.m.

The Eagles locked arms with Washington players for the playing of “Lift Every Voice and Sing” before the Eagles went inside for the anthem. Washington players took a knee on the sideline.

In Atlanta, Falcons and Seahawks players on the field all took a knee after the Seahawks kicked off to begin the game.

The Vikings, hosting the Packers, lined up in the end zone with some players kneeling.

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