Al Davis, the longtime Oakland Raiders owner who died Saturday, was remembered during a moment of silence before the Raiders took on the Houston Texans on Sunday.
The Raiders also wore decals on their helmets to remember Davis, and both teams and fans at Reliant Stadium fell silent as a short video of Davis was played on the stadium's JumboTron.
Davis died in his home Saturday, according to a release from the team. He was 82 years old.
The decals on the Raiders helmets read AL in silver letters that accompanied the helmets' black background.
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell attended a game Sunday between the Buffalo Bills and Philadelphia Eagles, where he told The Associated Press that a moment of silence for the legendary NFL figure Davis would be observed before every game this weekend.
He really was a legend of the game, Goodell said. There's not many people who had the kind of impact on the game. He was a commissioner, he was an owner, he was a coach, he was a general manager, and he was passionate about the game of football. He loved the NFL as much as anybody I know.
Davis was born in Massachusetts before spending much of his childhood in Brooklyn. He graduated from Syracuse University and then became an assistant coach with the Baltimore Colts at the age of 24.
After the 1962 season, he was hired by the Raiders, becoming the youngest general manager-head coach in NFL history at 33. Four years later, he became the commissioner of the American Football League. He resigned, however, that same year, returned to the Raiders and bought a stake in the team.
He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1992. His Raider teams won three Super Bowls, and Davis also was noteworthy for hiring the NFL's first black coach, Art Shell, and its first Latino coach, Tom Flores.
He wanted to be that maverick, Flores told The AP. He was always that 'me against the world' type of guy. He was a tough guy to work for. I worked for him for a long time. But he also worked with you.
When John (Madden) and I coached with him for 19 years, we won three Super Bowls for him. He demanded a lot, but he also demanded a lot from himself. It was his life, and his passion. He expected you to have the same kind of love and passion for the game, and for this team, that he did.