Photos show what week 2 of NFL protests looks like versus what week 1 looked like

Photos show what week 2 of NFL protests looks like versus what week 1 looked like
New Orleans Saints players kneel prior to their match against the Miami Dolphins. Clive Rose/Getty Images
New Orleans Saints players kneel prior to their match against the Miami Dolphins. Clive Rose/Getty Images

At a Friday night rally in September, President Donald Trump chastised what was then only a handful of National Football League players protesting white supremacy and the unpunished police killings of black Americans.

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But in challenging those few athletes to defy him, Trump ended up adding to their ranks, inciting a week of unprecedented, wide-scale protest from many NFL players, coaches and team owners.

As the league enters the second week of those protests, Trump shows no signs of relenting, imploring athletes to stand for the national anthem in a Saturday evening tweet.

But whereas the president shows no signs of stopping, on Sunday, the acts of protest in the NFL were decidedly smaller in scale.

Here’s what those protests look like so far, compared to the previous week — updated as the week continues.

New Orleans Saints

In their Sunday game in London against the Miami Dolphins, the New Orleans Saints kneeled in protest prior to the playing of “The Star-Spangled Banner.”

New Orleans Saints players kneel before the U.S. national anthem was played for an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins at Wembley Stadium in London on Sunday.
New Orleans Saints players kneel before the U.S. national anthem was played for an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins at Wembley Stadium in London on Sunday. Matt Dunham/AP

In the week prior, 10 Saints players sat on the bench while the national anthem played.

Miami Dolphins

In their Sunday game in London against the New Orleans Saints, three players from the Miami Dolphins — Kenny Stills, Michael Thomas and Julius Thomas — kneeled during the national anthem.

Kenny Stills, Michael Thomas and Julius Thomas take a knee.
Kenny Stills, Michael Thomas and Julius Thomas take a knee. Henry Browne/Getty Images

The previous week, four players kneeled.

The Dolphins take a knee in the first week of widespread NFL protests.
The Dolphins take a knee in the first week of widespread NFL protests. Steven Ryan/Getty Images

Jacksonville Jaguars

In their game against the New York Jets, the Jacksonville Jaguars all kneeled before the national anthem played — but ended up standing for the anthem itself.

Jacksonville Jaguars players kneel before the national anthem, before an NFL game against the New York Jets on Sunday.
Jacksonville Jaguars players kneel before the national anthem, before an NFL game against the New York Jets on Sunday. Frank Franklin II/AP

In the week prior, the athletes were joined by coach Doug Marrone and team owner Shahid Khan.

Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shahid Khan, center, joins arms with players as some kneel down during the playing of the U.S. national anthem before an NFL game against the Baltimore Ravens at Wembley Stadium in London on Sept. 24.
Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shahid Khan, center, joins arms with players as some kneel down during the playing of the U.S. national anthem before an NFL game against the Baltimore Ravens at Wembley Stadium in London on Sept. 24. Tim Ireland/AP

Cleveland Browns

No members of the Cleveland Browns kneeled during the national anthem before the team’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals, but the New York Times noted that nine players — Christian Kirksey, Jason McCourty, Randall Telfer, Isaiah Crowell, Briean Boddy-Calhoun, Larry Ogunjobi, Kenny Britt, Dominique Alexander and Ibraheim Campbell — raised their fists into the air while the anthem was played.

Cleveland Browns players raise their fists during the national anthem before an NFL game against the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday.
Cleveland Browns players raise their fists during the national anthem before an NFL game against the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday. Ron Schwane/AP

The previous Sunday, around 20 players from the team kneeled as the song was played.

Members of the Cleveland Browns stand and kneel during the national anthem before the game against the Indianapolis Colts on Sept. 24.
Members of the Cleveland Browns stand and kneel during the national anthem before the game against the Indianapolis Colts on Sept. 24. Andy Lyons/Getty Images

Detroit Lions

As the anthem played before their game against the Minnesota Vikings, Jalen Reeves-Maybin and Steve Longa of the Detroit Lions took a knee in protest.

The previous week, eight players from the Lions kneeled as the anthem played.

Detroit Lions players take a knee during the national anthem before an NFL football game against the Atlanta Falcons in Detroit on Sept. 24.
Detroit Lions players take a knee during the national anthem before an NFL football game against the Atlanta Falcons in Detroit on Sept. 24. Paul Sancya/AP

Atlanta Falcons

On Sunday, all of Atlanta’s players stood, some linking arms, prior to their game against the Buffalo Bills.

Atlanta Falcons stand arm-and-arm during the national anthem before an NFL game between the Atlanta Falcons and the Buffalo Bills on Sunday.
Atlanta Falcons stand arm-and-arm during the national anthem before an NFL game between the Atlanta Falcons and the Buffalo Bills on Sunday. John Bazemore/AP

The week prior, Grady Jarrett and Dontari Poe took a knee.

Correction: Oct. 2, 2017
A previous version of this story incorrectly stated how many Atlanta Falcons players linked arms before Sunday’s game. Some players linked arms.