Falcons hold on to beat Lions 30-26 thanks to National Football League rule

Falcons hold on to beat Lions 30-26 thanks to National Football League rule

Prior to Sundays game between the Atlanta Falcons and the Detroit Lions, Lions' anthem singer Rico LaVelle took a knee while singing the final line of the Star Spangled Banner. Running back Devonta Freeman scored his fourth touchdown of the season to help the Falcons go up 17-3. The Lions defense has done their part as well, forcing seven turnovers and recording six sacks through the team's first two games.

Several players also kneeled, including Ameer Abdullah, Jalen Reeves-Maybin, Steve Longa, Tahir Whitehead, Cornelius Washington, A'Shawn Robinson, Akeem Spence and Jeremiah Ledbetter.

- Justin Rose (@JRoseWXYZ)Lions owner Martha Ford stood with the team during the anthem.

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Texans owner Bob McNair , who donated $1 million to the Trump campaign, issued a statement also condemning the president's words. With Will Fuller out, the Texans have a great replacement in Ellington, who can stretch an opposing defense without a problem.

Ford issued a statement Sunday before the game.

"Our game has long provided a powerful platform for dialogue and positive change in many communities throughout our nation", Ford said in a statement posted on Twitter. There's also NFL Game Pass, a subscriber-based service available at, or Sunday Ticket for DirecTV subscribers. "We will not stand for the injustice that has plagued people of color in this country". The players jointly decided this was the best course of action.

"Wouldn't you love to see one of these National Football League owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, 'Get that son of a b-- off the field right now, '" Trump said. Trump suggested owners release players who engage in that form of protest.

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In addition, the Falcons vs. Lions can be seen live streaming through Verizon NFL Mobile for customers of the cellular service.

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