It was the most unusual opening night in NFL history.
It started with a series of videos raising awareness of social justice initiatives and encouraging people to vote, and the pregame intros ended with both teams locking arms in a display of unity prior to the coin toss.
But it was the response by some fans after the national anthem that lit up social media as the game played out.
Following the game JJ Watt spoke about the boos he heard on the field.
“The moment of unity I personally thought was good. The booing was unfortunate in that moment,” Texans defensive end J.J. Watt said after the Chiefs emerged with a 34-20 victory. “I don’t fully understand that. There was no flag involved, there was nothing involved with that besides two teams coming together to show unity.”
The booing by some fans became the dominant story line following the game, which is pretty much in line with 2020 so far.
But the positive news to take away from the game is, football is finally back! Hearing boos during a football game is much better than hearing nothing at this point.
The rest of Week 1 will kick off Sunday.