Kenny Stills and Albert Wilson of the Miami Dolphins sit on the bench during the playing of the national anthem. Photograph: Getty Images

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 New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick reacts as Tom Brady  looks on before the AFC Divisional Playoff game against the Tennessee Titans at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts. Photograph: Maddie Meyer/Getty Images

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Green Bay Packers’ Max McGee snags the star pass in the end zone to win the first ever Super Bowl against the Kansas City Chiefs in 1967

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New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham catches the game-tying touchdown  despite the coverage of Carolina Panthers cornerback Josh Norman during the game  at MetLife Stadium  in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Photograph: Al Bello/Getty Images

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 Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning  is surrounded by the media after a game against the San Francisco 49ers in which he broke the all-time NFL record with 509 career touchdowns. Photograph:  t Doug Pensinger/Getty Images

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Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak. Photograph:   Richard Clement/Reuters

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