Week 15 of the 2017 NFL season was full of a bunch of intriguing moments that definitely drew a large reaction from the world of social media. With events like Aaron Rodgers starting in a game for the first time since Week 5, the Jacksonville Jaguars making the playoffs for the first time since 2007, and first downs being measured with index cards, there were plenty of happenings out on the field this week for fans to react to.

So what were some of the best NFL-related tweets responding to the notable moments that occurred in Week 15?

Aaron Rodgers is back! Well, sort of

After being out of action since Week 5 with a broken collarbone, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers returned to the field on Sunday for the team’s big matchup against the Carolina Panthers. Three interceptions later and Rodgers probably wishes he just stayed in his sweats.

Absolutely no one in the NFL knows what a catch is

Each of the two most important games in Week 15 was impacted by a controversial catch-related call. First during the Carolina Panthers’ matchup with the Green Bay Packers and then later in the afternoon during the Pittsburgh Steelers showdown against the New England Patriots.

 

Jaguars clinch a playoff spot for the first time in a decade

By defeating the Houston Texans on Sunday, the Jacksonville Jaguars guaranteed themselves a spot in this season’s AFC playoffs. For the Jaguars, this will be their first time playing in the postseason since 2007.

Teddy Bridgewater plays in a game for the first time since 2015

It has been a long, long time since the NFL last saw Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater play in an actual regular season game. After suffering an unfortunate knee injury in 2016, the quarterback returned to the football field on Sunday for the first time since the 2015 season. At least a few people in the Vikings’ stadium were happy about it. And who keeps cutting all of these onions?

Cowboys get a win over the Raiders thanks to… an index card?

As the Dallas Cowboys were driving to break a 17-17 tie in their showdown with the Oakland Raiders on Sunday night, they needed a measurement following a rush by quarterback Dak Prescott on fourth down. Apparently, the measurement was too close to call and referee Gene Steratore felt the need to use a folded index card to determine that the Cowboys had indeed gained a first down.

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