Every New York Jets player, coach and staff member linked arms during the anthem. Acting owner Christopher Johnson, the younger brother of owner Woody Johnson, was among them.
For the first time, there were players on the New York Giants — Damon Harrison, Olivier Vernon and Landon Collins — who knelt during the anthem. Other players stood with arms locked.
More than 10 Kansas City Chiefs players sat during the anthem. On the opposing sideline, most Los Angeles Chargers players locked arms, a few sat down and one — Melvin Ingram — took a knee.
Signed following his surprising preseason release by New York, Pennington possessed the veteran poise and leadership the Dolphins desperately needed under center coming off a 1-15 record the prior year. The 2008 Dolphins went 11-5 and reached the playoffs as Pennington completed 67.4 percent of his passes with just seven interceptions.
Any shot at Pennington holding off 2008 second-round draft pick Chad Henne from assuming his starting spot ended with shoulder injuries in 2009 and 2010. Pennington then retired following a torn ACL suffered in a pickup basketball game during the 2011 offseason.
Baltimore also is now the first team since the 1992 Steelers to record at least four interceptions in the first two games of a season. Carr did his part with a fourth-quarter pick of Browns rookie quarterback DeShone Kizer that helped Baltimore keep Cleveland (0-2) scoreless on its final four possessions.