Shots & Sounds: Week 1 in the NFL

Arian Foster

Dolphins vs Seahawks Taking a knee during the national anthem

"This is exactly what this country is about. ? Those same people that died and fought for our right to protest, fought for your right to protest against our protest. ? That's the beautiful thing about America. I love this country and I would rather be nowhere else. ? If kneeling for a flag is disrespectful, then kneeling for your God is disrespectful. " -- RB Arian Foster

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Mike Wallace

Bills vs Ravens 66-yard touchdown catch

"On that play you have a lot of different options. I just got the right coverage." -- WR Mike Wallace

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DeMarco Murray

Vikings vs Titans Somersault touchdown

"It was an open play and I think anybody could have probably scored on that play. I think our coaches do a great job of getting the ball in our hands in space and trying to let us do our thing." -- RB DeMarco Murray

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Andre Hal

Bears vs Texans Pass intended for Kevin White intercepted

"It left my hands, it's my responsibility, so it is what it is." -- QB Jay Cutler

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Micah Hyde

Packers vs Jaguars Game-winning stop on fourth down

"I mean, I kind of figured, knew, that's what they were going to do. We just got to execute, whether it's I should have done something differently. We just got to get it. If we don't, we lose I guess." -- QB Blake Bortles

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Michael Crabtree

Raiders vs Saints Late fourth quarter two-point conversion

"It's that kind of belief and that kind of trust that coach has in us that gives us so much confidence. It makes you want to fight for him." -- QB Derek Carr

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Aaron Rodgers

Packers vs Jaguars 29-yard touchdown pass to Davante Adams

"It might have been more his confidence knowing he's that good to get it over there like that, getting hit and everything." -- WR Davante Adams

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Jordan Matthews

Browns vs Eagles 19-yard touchdown catch in the corner of the end zone

"It was huge. You know, it gave me a lot of confidence. Going down, moving the ball, getting that 20-yard touchdown or whatever it was right off the bat. It was huge for my confidence, huge for this team's confidence. I know the people here were rocking, so that was a lot of fun and it was a great start to the year. " -- QB Carson Wentz

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Brandin Cooks

Raiders vs Saints 98-yard touchdown on a pass from Drew Brees

"That took him 11 seconds to go 100 and I said in full pads. Let's put full pads on some of those 100-meter sprint champs from the Olympics and see if they could roll out an 11-second 100. " -- QB Drew Brees on Brandin Cooks' 98-yard TD reception

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Melvin Gordon

Chargers vs Chiefs First career touchdown

"I kind of just got pushed outside him a little bit and a crease kind of opened up, I just ran through out. You get that kind of opportunity, you got to make the best out of it." -- RB Melvin Gordon

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Doug Baldwin

Dolphins vs Seahawks Game-winning touchdown

"It was a great route, one-on-one matchup. One of the best receivers in the league gets open. Give him a chance and let's see what happens. I had all the confidence in the world and he came down with it. It was awesome." -- RB Russell Wilson on Doug Baldwin's game-winning TD reception

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Matt Prater

Lions vs Colts 43-yard field goal to win the game

"I kind of black out. When I go out to kick, I expect to make everything. So I'm not overanalyzing things. I make a lot more than I miss, so when I do have a miss, I try not to overthink it." -- K Matt Prater

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