Ahead of Football Sunday, the Baltimore Ravens 40-pieced the Miami Dolphins on Thursday, leaving the Florida team at zero. One day later, reports surfaced of comments from Houston Texans owner Bob McNair, where he discussed the ongoing National Anthem controversy. According to ESPN, sometime during the conversation, McNair said, “We can’t have inmates running the prison,” leaving much of the room stunned by his comment. Although he apologized shortly after the release of the report, many were not pleased with McNair’s word choice. As a result, the Texans organized a walkout of practice, however, many came back to get the job done.
On Sunday, all but six of the Houston Texans took a knee in protest of McNair’s comments. However, the team later fell to the Seahawks in a close game at 41-38.
The Vikings beat the Browns, 33-16, the Patriots beat the Chargers, 21-13 and the Saints beat the Bears, 20-12. Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers beat the Buccaneers, 17-3, while the Colts kept it close in a 24-23 loss to the Bengals. The Bills beat the Raiders, 34-14, and the Eagles kept their top spot in a 33-10 win over the 49ers. The Falcons beat the Jets, 25-20 and the Cowboys defeated the Redskins, 33-19. The Steelers defeated the Lions 20-15, and the Chiefs defeated the Broncos, 29-19 on Monday.