It was a drama-filled weekend in the NFL where the story was more about players, coaches and even owners responding to President Trump's comments before Sunday's games.

Carolina Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis came out for the National Anthem with his team, but waited until after the game to make a statement.

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Davis posted a photo showing him praying before Sunday's game against the New Orleans Saints on social media, citing his belief in prayer and unity.

Thank you @panthersphotog for this pic of me praying during the national anthem today, as I will continue to do. I am a firm believer that prayer changes things & as a country, we must stick together. Tough day in many ways but trust and believe, we will bounce back & continue to Keep Pounding!

Panthers defensive end Julius Peppers was absent while the Panthers stood on the sideline Sunday before a 34-13 loss to the Saints. Peppers was the lone Panthers player not to come out.

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Many players throughout the league directed protests towards President Donald Trump's controversial remarks on players kneeling during the National Anthem last week. CBS reported over 200 players displayed protests Sunday during the anthem.