Okay, so let’s not beat around any bushes. This past week of the 2017 NFL season was not exactly poop your pants exciting. I mean, the Chicago Bears won a game in which their quarterback only attempted seven (SEVEN!) passes.
However, just because the excitement was lacking a bit this week does not mean there was nothing to tweet about. In fact, Week 7 might have resulted in some of the best moments from NFL twitter all year.
With that being said, let’s dive into whose tweets were among the best from this past week in professional (non-CFL) football.
Oakland gets the full Beast Mode experience
Last Thursday, Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch had quite the eventful evening. First, he ended up getting ejected from the Raiders’ matchup with the Kansas City Chiefs after he shoved a referee out of the way. Then after reports of the running back leaving the stadium, photos began to surface of Lynch chilling in the stands and watching the rest of the game with Oakland’s fans.
Marshawn Lynch wasn’t just ejected for “contact with a referee” but for trying to rip his heart out like in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom! pic.twitter.com/GyNlXWUVTE
— VidjecanVintage (@VidjecanVintage) October 20, 2017
Marshawn Lynch heading to the locker room after being ejected. pic.twitter.com/rgiKRV3hsk
— Canyon Ching (@chinger58) October 20, 2017
Marshawn lynch went to the stands: pic.twitter.com/xNaHV63Nyi
— Ray Borchert (@RayBorchert) October 20, 2017
— chrissy paradis (@chrissyparadis) October 20, 2017
IM ON THE BART WITH MARSHAWN LYNCH pic.twitter.com/e0Bu7wQhCk
— chris (@chandaye) October 20, 2017
— Fanatics View (@thefanaticsview) October 20, 2017
Marshawn Lynch took the BART home with Marcus Peters and led a “F*** the Chiefs!” chant. pic.twitter.com/EzYAOpjArF
— Jeff Eisenband (@JeffEisenband) October 20, 2017
No one can stop the wrath of Sacksonville!
For the second time this season, the Jacksonville Jaguars’ defense ended a game with 10 sacks. Yes, for the second time this season. Not in two years or five seasons, for the second time THIS season, the Jaguars’ defense could not be blocked.
— #Sacksonville (@Jaguars) October 23, 2017
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) October 22, 2017
The Jaguars are now on pace for 75 sacks this season, which would break the NFL record of 72 set by the 1984 Bears.
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) October 22, 2017
— Maximiliano Bretos (@mbretosESPN) October 22, 2017
— Brian Chojnacki (@BroadcastingBri) October 22, 2017
Belichick obviously ordered 700 fog machines before Sunday night’s game
In a rematch of Super Bowl 51, the Atlanta Falcons faced off with the New England Patriots on Sunday night. The Patriots ended up with the win, but a thick layer of fog covered the entire field for the majority of the game making it incredibly hard for anyone to see what was going on. For the conspiracy theorists, the fog being out there was clearly a tactic used by New England to gain an advantage over the Falcons.
Patriots jumped to a 10-point lead then fired up the fog machine to squelch a comeback. Classic Belichick pic.twitter.com/HNgTM4mzgS
— Mike Tunison (@xmasape) October 23, 2017
I can’t be the only one who saw the Patriots assistant buying the fog machine at Party City Friday. Just can’t be
— Anthony Gulizia (@AnthonyGulizia) October 23, 2017
Between leaving the Super Bowl early and the fog, Mark Wahlberg has never seen the Patriots score on the Falcons.
— Kevin Clark (@bykevinclark) October 23, 2017
Wow this fog is crazy pic.twitter.com/fWbLGz5KNB
— Patriots Militia (@PatsMilitia) October 23, 2017
— The Awesome Boston (@ThAwesomeBoston) October 23, 2017
Patriots prolly practiced all week with fog machines…
— Jason Mercier (@JasonMercier) October 23, 2017
Broncos enjoy their first ever “home” game in Los Angeles
Now located in Los Angeles, the Chargers have not exactly been able to generate a ton of buzz around the City of Angels. Every time they have played at home this season, more than half the stands are full of the opposing team’s fans. This was once again the case on Sunday when the Chargers took on the Denver Broncos.
Very embarrassing look for Chargers & NFL for a home game to look like this. 95% Broncos fans. pic.twitter.com/GgCFaMykcb
— Zach Bye (@byesline) October 22, 2017
— Mark Haas (@markhaastv) October 22, 2017
— Rod Mackey (@Rod9sports) October 22, 2017
It’s at least 60 percent Broncos fans here.
— Mike Klis (@MikeKlis) October 22, 2017
— Paul Maland (@PaulMalandNFL) October 23, 2017
Not even Joe Thomas wants to stick around for this awful Browns season
As bad as the Cleveland Browns have been recently, one player has been around for every moment of the misery. Browns left tackle Joe Thomas has played in every single one of the team’s games since he was a rookie in 2007. His consecutive games streak will unfortunately come to an end next week as Thomas suffered a season-ending injury during Cleveland’s matchup with the Tennessee Titans on Sunday.
A sight you thought you’d never see.
Joe Thomas who has NEVER missed a snap in his 11-year career went down and is out of the game. pic.twitter.com/V0FEAc6u3H
— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) October 22, 2017
— Jon Rudder (@JonRudder) October 22, 2017
And now Joe Thomas is hurt, because there’s no such thing as rock bottom in Cleveland.
— Gary Davenport (@IDPSharks) October 22, 2017
When Joe Thomas goes down pic.twitter.com/D03Q8Wai5Y
— NFL Retweet (@NFLRT) October 22, 2017
Joe Thomas just missed the first snap of his 11-year NFL career. pic.twitter.com/AQtIMeOJfu
— Brent Sobleski (@brentsobleski) October 22, 2017
Joe Thomas saw his consecutive snap streak come to an end today.
It began on Sept. 9, 2007, 72 days after the original iPhone went on sale. pic.twitter.com/HaMDvcBXaQ
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) October 22, 2017
MRI results show that Joe Thomas sustained a tear to his left triceps. He is expected to miss the remainder of the season. pic.twitter.com/I0GCFEy9eU
— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) October 23, 2017
Vontaze Burfict is up to his old tricks once again
Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict has become known for being a bit of a dirty player during his NFL career. Burfict added to his long list of antics on Sunday when he kicked Pittsburgh Steelers fullback Roosevelt Nix in the helmet.
Vontaze Burfict refused to shake the Steelers’ hands during coin toss and then tried to kick them. pic.twitter.com/a8qoqf4Mzu
— Jordan Heck (@JordanHeckFF) October 22, 2017
Breaking : James Harrison fined $50,000 for Vontaze Burfict kicking Roosevelt Nix#FireGoodell
— douge‹(•¿•)› (@abouttheburgh) October 24, 2017
The Steelers just did a hide and seek touchdown celebration that’s definitely going to lead to Vontaze Burfict murdering someone.
— Bill Simmons (@BillSimmons) October 22, 2017
Would you pay $20 to watch James Harrison and Vontaze Burfict duke it out Kimbo-style on pay per view?
— King of Smurf Style (@mimu1984) October 22, 2017
When you beat a division rival and Vontaze Burfict doesn’t hurt any of your teammates pic.twitter.com/9hFZ3JpPGt
— The Ringer (@ringer) October 22, 2017