9/11 tributes around the NFL

Amber Matsumoto

The National Football League and its clubs commemorated the 15th anniversary of September 11, 2001 during its games on Sunday. The NFL featured special tributes to honor those who lost their lives.

 

<p>Former president George W. Bush and his wife Laura join two New York City Police officers in the pregame ceremony as the New York Giants play the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016 at AT&T Stadium, in Arlington, Texas. (Rodger Mallison/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/TNS via Getty Images) </p>
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Former president George W. Bush and his wife Laura join two New York City Police officers in the pregame ceremony as the New York Giants play the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016 at AT&T Stadium, in Arlington, Texas. (Rodger Mallison/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/TNS via Getty Images)

<p>Fans hold an American flag during the National Anthem prior to the game between the New York Jets and the Cincinnati Bengals at MetLife Stadium on September 11, 2016 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images) </p>
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Fans hold an American flag during the National Anthem prior to the game between the New York Jets and the Cincinnati Bengals at MetLife Stadium on September 11, 2016 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images)

<p>New York Jets center Nick Mangold (74) is introduced before a game against the Cincinnati Bengals at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports </p>
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New York Jets center Nick Mangold (74) is introduced before a game against the Cincinnati Bengals at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

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<p>Vice President Joe Biden, left center, and Philadelphia Eagles head coach Doug Pederson, center, hold an American flag before an NFL football game against the Cleveland Browns, Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016, in Philadelphia. The U.S. marked the 15th anniversary of 9/11 on Sunday. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) </p>
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Vice President Joe Biden, left center, and Philadelphia Eagles head coach Doug Pederson, center, hold an American flag before an NFL football game against the Cleveland Browns, Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016, in Philadelphia. The U.S. marked the 15th anniversary of 9/11 on Sunday. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

<p>Wide receiver Tyler Lockett #16 of the Seattle Seahawks greets members of the U.S. Armed Services before the start of an NFL game against the Miami Dolphins at CenturyLink Field on September 11, 2016 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images) </p>
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Wide receiver Tyler Lockett #16 of the Seattle Seahawks greets members of the U.S. Armed Services before the start of an NFL game against the Miami Dolphins at CenturyLink Field on September 11, 2016 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

<p>Member of the Seattle Seahawks are seen on the sidelines during the playing of the National Anthem before facing the Miami Dolphins at CenturyLink Field on September 11, 2016 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images) </p>
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Member of the Seattle Seahawks are seen on the sidelines during the playing of the National Anthem before facing the Miami Dolphins at CenturyLink Field on September 11, 2016 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

<p>Fans listen to a message from President Barack Obama before a game between the New York Jets and the Cincinnati Bengals at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports </p>
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Fans listen to a message from President Barack Obama before a game between the New York Jets and the Cincinnati Bengals at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

<p>A fly over the field as the American Flag is held during the National Anthem before an NFL football game between the Philadelphia Eagles and the Cleveland Browns, Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola) </p>
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A fly over the field as the American Flag is held during the National Anthem before an NFL football game between the Philadelphia Eagles and the Cleveland Browns, Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

<p>A fan holds up a sign regarding 9/11 during the first half of the game against the San Diego Chargers at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports </p>
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A fan holds up a sign regarding 9/11 during the first half of the game against the San Diego Chargers at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

<p>Police officers hold a giant American flag before the Houston Texans play the Chicago Bears at NRG Stadium on September 11, 2016 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Thomas B. Shea/Getty Images) </p>
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Police officers hold a giant American flag before the Houston Texans play the Chicago Bears at NRG Stadium on September 11, 2016 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Thomas B. Shea/Getty Images)

<p>Seattle Seahawks offensive tackle Bradley Sowell (78), left, quarterback Russell Wilson (3) and tight end Luke Willson (82) join arms during the National Anthem before the start of a game against the Miami Dolphins at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Troy Wayrynen-USA TODAY Sports </p>
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Seattle Seahawks offensive tackle Bradley Sowell (78), left, quarterback Russell Wilson (3) and tight end Luke Willson (82) join arms during the National Anthem before the start of a game against the Miami Dolphins at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Troy Wayrynen-USA TODAY Sports

<p>Tennessee Titans players observe a moment of silence before the game against the Minnesota Vikings at Nissan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports </p>
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Tennessee Titans players observe a moment of silence before the game against the Minnesota Vikings at Nissan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

<p>Detail view of cleats worm by Tennessee Titans linebacker Avery Williamson (54) before the game against the Minnesota Vikings at Nissan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports </p>
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Detail view of cleats worm by Tennessee Titans linebacker Avery Williamson (54) before the game against the Minnesota Vikings at Nissan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

<p>Fans cheer during the playing of the national anthem before an NFL football game between the New York Jets and the Cincinnati Bengals Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016 in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II) </p>
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Fans cheer during the playing of the national anthem before an NFL football game between the New York Jets and the Cincinnati Bengals Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016 in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

<p>A member of the military holds a giant American flat during the national anthem before the first half of an NFL football game between the Atlanta Falcons and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman) </p>
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A member of the military holds a giant American flat during the national anthem before the first half of an NFL football game between the Atlanta Falcons and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

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<p>First Responders carry flags prior to the Buffalo Bills vs. the Baltimore Ravens game at M&T Bank Stadium on September 11, 2016 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images) </p>
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First Responders carry flags prior to the Buffalo Bills vs. the Baltimore Ravens game at M&T Bank Stadium on September 11, 2016 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

<p>A general view of MetLife Stadium prior to the game between the Cincinnati Bengals and New York Jets on September 11, 2016 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images) </p>
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A general view of MetLife Stadium prior to the game between the Cincinnati Bengals and New York Jets on September 11, 2016 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

<p>Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones warms up wearing cleats in remembrance of 9/11 before the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman) </p>
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Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones warms up wearing cleats in remembrance of 9/11 before the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

<p>Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive tackle Gerald McCoy warms up with a 9/11 remembrance shirt on before the first half of an NFL football game between the Atlanta Falcons and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman) </p>
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive tackle Gerald McCoy warms up with a 9/11 remembrance shirt on before the first half of an NFL football game between the Atlanta Falcons and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

<p>A detailed view of a hat prior to the game between the Cincinnati Bengals and New York Jets at MetLife Stadium on September 11, 2016 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images) </p>
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A detailed view of a hat prior to the game between the Cincinnati Bengals and New York Jets at MetLife Stadium on September 11, 2016 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

<p>A large American flag is displayed outside of NRG Stadium before the game between the Houston Texans and Chicago Bears. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports </p>
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A large American flag is displayed outside of NRG Stadium before the game between the Houston Texans and Chicago Bears. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

<p>Fans watch as an Osprey helicopter flies by before an NFL football game between the Tennessee Titans and the Minnesota Vikings Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016, in Nashville, Tenn. The helicopter is to be part of the 9/11 tribute at the game. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski) </p>
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Fans watch as an Osprey helicopter flies by before an NFL football game between the Tennessee Titans and the Minnesota Vikings Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016, in Nashville, Tenn. The helicopter is to be part of the 9/11 tribute at the game. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)

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