Tom Brady was in line for yet another achievement Sunday, but it was thwarted by the Panthers.
Carolina’s 33-30 victory at Gillette Stadium prevented Brady from tying him with Brett Favre and Peyton Manning for the most regular-season wins in NFL history. Brady is still the NFL’s all-time winningest quarterback with 210 wins, but his Patriots have 185 wins with him as the starter, one behind Favre and Manning.
Brady had a big day against a the short-handed Panthers defense. He went 32 of 45 for 307 yards and two touchdowns as he again led a fourth-quarter rally to tie the game.
The Panthers held a 30-23 lead until Brady found Danny Amendola in the back of the end zone on a fourth-and-goal from the 1-yard line with just over three minutes remaining.
Rodgers said Tuesday the players’ statement was “about equality.”
“This is about unity and love and growing together as a society and starting a conversation around something that may be a little bit uncomfortable for people,” he added.
Packers coach Mike McCarthy, who stood between backup quarterback Brett Hundley and rookie running back Aaron Jones with arms locked, said Wednesday he was proud of the players’ statement.
“They put a lot of time, energy and thought into it,” McCarthy said.
NFL teams displayed a massive show of solidarity last weekend following divisive comments made by President Donald Trump, who said any player who kneels during the national anthem is a “son of a bitch” and should be fired.
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