U.S. live television coverage of the Dolphins-Saints game on the Fox Sports network showed only one, fleeting wide-angle image of the kneeling Dolphins players.
Dolphins receiver Kenny Stills, tight end Julius Thomas and safety Michael Thomas took a knee for the United States national anthem.
The decision by the Saints appeared to follow the Dallas Cowboys' lead.
The protests, which began past year as San Francisco's Colin Kaepernick highlighted the treatment of black Americans in the United States, were less prominent than at last weekend's Wembley match. This season, numerous professional, college and high school athletes have picked up the silent protest. All Saints players stood locking arms, having knelt as a team shortly before the anthem in a pre-planned moment.
Detractors of that particular brand of protest have argued it's disrespectful to the flag and military.
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President Trump tweeted on Saturday evening, reiterating his disapproval of the protests.
Last week, more than 250 players took a knee before the anthem, with the Tennessee Titans and Seattle Seahawks choosing to remain in the locker room during the anthem.
"Wouldn't you love to see one of these National Football League owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say: 'Get that son of a b-- off the field right now, out". They then stood for the British anthem, God Save the Queen.
"Very important that NFL players STAND tomorrow, and always, for the playing of our National Anthem".
Given the roar that had greeted an Ajayi 15-yard run for first down on that opening drive, the roof might have come off the stadium if the local hero had scored.