Giants, Jets will honor memory of shooting victims

  • By Dan Hanzus
  • Around the League Writer
  • Updated: Dec. 15, 2012 at 07:28 p.m.

The New York Giants and New York Jets will wear a decal on their helmets Sunday in memory of the lives lost in the tragic mass shooting at a Newtown, Conn. elementary school on Friday morning.

Giants and Jets players will have the initials S.H.E.S. (Sandy Hook Elementary School) on the back of their helmets. Both New York teams are on the road in Week 15 -- the Giants facing the Atlanta Falcons and the Jets taking on the Tennessee Titans.

The NFL has asked home teams to observe a moment of silent reflection prior to the national anthem before this weekend's games.

The New England Patriots will also wear a special decal on their helmets, in addition to sending up 26 flares over Gillette Stadium before Sunday night's game against the San Francisco 49ers.

A gunman murdered 20 students and six adults before apparently killing himself at an elementary school in Newtown, a town approximately 60 miles northeast of New York City.