A week after a video emerged of Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett being detained by Las Vegas police, Bennett remained seated during the national anthem before the team’s opener against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday.
Seahawks center Justin Britt stood next to Bennett with a hand on his shoulder, as he did in a Seahawks preseason game in August. Running back Thomas Rawls stood on Bennett’s other side. Defensive end Cliff Avril joined Bennett in sitting on the bench for the tail end of the anthem.
Peterson is more of a base-down runner, while the Saints prefer Ingram and Kamara in the passing game. For Peterson to get more touches, the Saints will have to be in position to run the ball more — either protecting a lead or exploiting a certain game plan. Neither was the case Monday night, as New Orleans ran the ball 21 times for just 60 yards (2.9 yards per carry).
Peterson was the primary receiver on a play-action pass inside the 5-yard line during the second half, but Minnesota’s defense snuffed it out.
“They just did a great job,” Peterson said of the play. “… Good call by the defense. You know, Zim [Mike Zimmer] is a great defensive-minded coach.”
When asked if his highly touted return to Minnesota was embarrassing, Peterson said no.
“It’s not embarrassing because there’s things that we can fix. And I see that for Cheap Jerseys China Vip what Cheap Jerseys China Paypal it is,” Peterson said. “So it’s not embarrassing or Cheap Jerseys Cycling anything like that. We had opportunities, and we just didn’t execute.”