LOS ANGELES – Just hours before the Carolina Panthers make their first ever trip to Los Angeles to take on the Rams, Thomas Davis took a few moments to thank men and women in the United States Armed Forces.

Sunday’s game is part of the NFL and the Armed Forces’ Salute to Service campaign, which honors men and women in the military at home and abroad, as well as their families.

Davis made an appearance on Fox’s pre-game show Sunday.

“This week is a special week, and next week also, because this week is our salute to service,” said Davis. “We get to go out and really salute those that keep us safe day in and day out. Our servicemen and women, I can’t thank you guys enough for all that you do to keep our country safe.

“We are afforded the opportunity to go out and play this great game that we love simply because of you, so thank you.”