As was done following the 2001 September 11th World Trade Center tragedy, the NFL will be holding a moment of silence prior to each game this Sunday after the attacks in Paris, France that left hundreds dead and hundreds more injured. Along with the acknowledgment, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has announced that the league will be beefing up security throughout all stadiums this Sunday. Goodell has been in touch with the FBI and at this time there has been no intel that suggests that NFL stadiums would be targeted so this is purely a precautionary measure.
ESPN NFL’s Kevin Seifert:
The league said in a statement that it has been in communication with the Department of Homeland Security and the FBI since Friday’s attacks and “that there are no known threats against NFL stadiums.”
But the NFL announced it has arranged to have additional security both inside the 13 stadiums that will host games Sunday and Monday and in the parking lots surrounding them.
According to Seifert, the NFL told recommended that fans attending games this Sunday not to bring bags as it would cause delays due to extra searching procedures.