The National Football League has asked all home teams to observe a moment silence for the victims of the Connecticut school shooting prior to the opening kick off this weekend, according to the NFL website.
The New York Giants will wear a decal on their helmets in memory of the victims, wearing the initials S.H.E.S. (Sandy Hook Elementary School) on the back of their helmets.
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