One Picture From Every NFL Game’s Display Of Unity In Week 3

Week 3 of the 2017 NFL season was flooding with storylines … on and off the field, and it all started with players across the league conveying unity during the national anthem in response to President Trump’s remarks about standing during said national anthem.

From locking arms to kneeling to staying in locker rooms, it was a strange — yet compelling — week in the NFL.

If Week 3 could be described in one word, this is the word that would likely remain: Unity.

Unity was seen all around the league, and in hopes of displaying said unity in one article, I have gathered one picture from every game showing this message off, as well as a brief summary from each contest.

Los Angeles Rams vs. San Francisco 49ers
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The Los Angeles Rams took down the San Francisco 49ers by the score of 41-39. Los Angeles left Week 3 with a 2-1 record while San Francisco is still searching for its first win. It wasn’t until after this contest — because this game was played on Thursday night — that the unity really started to take over the NFL scene.

Baltimore Ravens vs. Jacksonville Jaguars
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While the Baltimore Ravens and Jacksonville Jaguars both hold 2-1 records, it’s the Jaguars who put on a clinic in Week 3. Look no further than a 44-7 victory over the Ravens to figure that out. In the game, Blake Bortles went off for four touchdowns passes.

Denver Broncos vs. Buffalo Bills
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Here are two more teams with 2-1 records on the season. With that said, the Buffalo Bills were able to knock off the Denver Broncos at home. Denver was outscored 13-3 in the second half.

Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Chicago Bears
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The Chicago Bears pulled off the “upset” at home (life on the road in this league is tough), giving them their first win of the season. Meanwhile, the Pittsburgh Steelers sit at 2-1. Note: If it looks like there are no players on the sidelines in the bottom part of the image, that’s because there weren’t — the Steelers stayed in the locker room during the national anthem.

Atlanta Falcons vs. Detroit Lions
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The Atlanta Falcons handed the Detroit Lions their first loss of the season in a thriller (the game was decided in the final seconds). Meanwhile, Atlanta is just one of two teams left with a perfect record. It remains to be seen if the Falcons can get back to the Super Bowl, but they are clearly off to a great start.

Cleveland Browns vs. Indianapolis Colts
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The Indianapolis Colts might be without Andrew Luck, but they managed to capture their first victory of the season against the Cleveland Browns in Week 3. Meanwhile, Cleveland is still searching for its first win of 2017. Cleveland did, however, go on a late run, outscoring the Colts 14-3 in the fourth quarter.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Minnesota Vikings
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The Minnesota Vikings might have been without Teddy Bridgewater and Sam Bradford, but that didn’t stop them from getting the Week 3 victory against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, a team that sits at 1-1 on the season. Case Keenum led the charge with 300-plus yards through the air and three scores. The Vikings enter Week 4 with a 2-1 record.

Houston Texans vs. New England Patriots
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While the Houston Texans certainly made this one interesting (the final score was 36-33 in the New England Patriots‘ favor), Tom Brady has apparently been drinking nonstop from the fountain of youth. The five-time Super Bowl winner went off for five touchdown passes. After Week 3, the Pats hold a 2-1 record while the Texans stand at 1-2.

Miami Dolphins vs. New York Jets
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The New York Jets were able to get into the win column with a 20-6 victory over the Miami Dolphins on Sunday. The Jets didn’t allow a single point until the fourth quarter. Miami is 1-1 while New York holds a 1-2 record.

New York Giants vs. Philadelphia Eagles
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The New York Giants might have scored a whopping 24 points in the fourth quarter of their game with the Philadelphia Eagles, but Philadelphia was still able to escape with the victory. The loss pushed the Giants to 0-3. The Eagles are now 2-1 in 2017.

New Orleans Saints vs. Carolina Panthers
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Thanks to a 34-point outburst, the New Orleans Saints captured their first win of the season against the Carolina Panthers. The loss was just the Panthers’ first one of the season. For better or worse, but mostly better, there’s still plenty of football left to be played in 2017.

Seattle Seahawks vs. Tennessee Titans
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The Seattle Seahawks and Tennessee Titans made quite the statement in Week 3, as both sidelines remained empty during the national anthem. As for the play on the field, the Titans pulled off the victory at home. Seattle is now 1-2 while Tennessee is 2-1.

Cincinnati Bengals vs. Green Bay Packers
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Overtime football is the best football, and that’s exactly what fans got to witness in this contest. In the end, the Green Bay Packers got the OT victory, and they now have two wins to their just one loss on the season. The Cincinnati Bengals sit at 0-3.

Kansas City Chiefs vs. Los Angeles Chargers
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Remember how I said there were just two undefeated teams left? Well, the Kansas City Chiefs are one of them thanks to their third victory of 2017 in Week 3, which came against the Los Angeles Chargers. The Chargers haven’t had quite the same fortune as they have yet to win this season.

Washington Redskins vs. Oakland Raiders
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The Washington Redskins knocked off the Oakland Raiders by the score of 27-10 at home. Kirk Cousins led the charge on offense with 365 passing yards and three touchdown passes while Raiders QB Derek Carr struggled with 118 passing yards, one passing touchdown and two interceptions. As a whole, the Raiders could only manage 32 rushing yards.

Dallas Cowboys vs. Arizona Cardinals
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Ezekiel Elliott and the Dallas Cowboys were able to bounce back in a big way against their Week 3 opponent. Unfortunately for the Arizona Cardinals, they were said Week 3 opponent. When the final whistle was blown, Dallas had a 28-17 victory on its hands.