“And that’s tragic because Villanueva had their backs on the battlefield, and no one had his on the football field during our anthem,” he said.
All those offseason concerns about how the Washington offense would recalibrate after losing Jackson and Garcon in free agency, and offensive coordinator Sean McVay to the Rams appear to be justified.
Although that storm didn’t quite materialize, the NFL apparently chose to err on the safe side. Protecting the game’s patrons, the quality of the game and the greater good of all humanity, the NFL swallowed hard and switched a valuable game to a TV-valued but rough-on-patrons start. Still, the NFL, bless its TV-flexing heart, claimed to be worried that rotten weather would put people at needless risk.
“The remaining teams are Green Bay at Atlanta, Pittsburgh at New England, winners to the Super Bowl. One game in the Georgia Dome, the other [outdoors] in Gillette Stadium. … So which game do you schedule for 3:05 and which for 6:40?
“Easy answer, right[In January] you play the outdoor game in New England first, then the indoor game.
“Just this time. Daddy won five times. They never won before,” she said. “Their whole life, they never won a Super Bowl. You have to let someone else win sometimes.”
According to the report, Bündchen was wiping away Vivian and 8-year-old Ben’s tears, while 10-year-old John silently stood by.
“Sometimes you have to let other people win,” she said. “…We have to share. Sharing is caring.”
Bündchen was later seen congratulating Eagles players and eventually took to Instagram to praise both teams for their hard work and effort.
The Patriots never ranked outside the top 10 in scoring defense during Patricia’s six years as coordinator, and only the Seahawks allowed less than New England’s 19.2 points per game in that span.