XXX during the NFL game at University of Phoenix Stadium on September 11, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona. New England won 23-21.

While some took a stand against the national anthem, one Patriot had the ultimate sign of respect

While others protested during the national anthem, New England's Danny Amendola showed his patriotism

One Patriot was patriotic before New England's season opener against Arizona on Sunday. While others (like the Dolphins) protested during the national anthem before kickoff, Patriots receiver Danny Amendola helped hold the giant flag.

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Sunday was Amendola's first game since he surgeries on a knee and ankle in the offseason. He caught three passes for 48 yards. More importantly was his quiet and unassuming action before the game started.