Week 8 in the NFL definitely brought the excitement. After eight games were decided by at least 14 points in Week 7, this week’s schedule featured four games with a final margin of five points or less.
Aside from the actual results of the matchups, Week 8 also featured yet another unfortunately serious injury, a few more entertaining touchdown celebrations, and monsoon-like conditions in the games played in the northeast.
Everything that went on obviously translated into some great posts on Twitter. So who had the best NFL-related tweets from this week?
Zach Miller’s knee tries to run away from his body (*WARNING GRAPHIC*)
In a year filled with what seems like way too many gruesome injuries in the entire world of sports, Chicago Bears tight end Zach Miller was the latest to go down with a possible career-altering injury on Sunday during the team’s loss to the New Orleans Saints. And to literally add insult to injury, the touchdown catch that Miller made while his knee exploded was overturned after an official review.
Zach Miller should get credit for the TD just for holding on through this injurypic.twitter.com/XvQ7XM4FIl
— NFL Retweet (@NFLRT) October 29, 2017
GORDON HAYWARD: I had the most gruesome leg injury in sports this year
ZACH MILLER: Hold my beer… pic.twitter.com/58uf06WyvB
— Mr. X (@RCP90vKLOBB) October 29, 2017
Just saw a pic of Zach Miller’s injury and want to gouge my eyes out, TBH.
— Keiana (@RealMamaEagle) October 31, 2017
— Brad-🎃-Lantern (@bworkmanwx) October 29, 2017
Source: Zach Miller’s popliteal artery in left knee was found “shredded from above the knee joint to below the knee” by vascular surgeons.
— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) October 30, 2017
We’re not going to show Zach Miller’s leg snapping in half. Here’s a dog rolling itself into a burrito blanket instead pic.twitter.com/6ptbsBE6Xp
— Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) October 29, 2017
Bears say Zach Miller had successful surgery to repair a torn artery in his knee last night. That is good news.
— Patrick Finley (@patrickfinley) October 30, 2017
Everyone was sleepless in Seattle on Sunday
Heading into their Week 8 matchup with the Houston Texans, the Seattle Seahawks had only allowed a total of 35 combined points to their previous three opponents. But that was before rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson and the Texans’ recently explosive offense came to town.
— NFL (@NFL) October 29, 2017
Deshaun Watson threw this pass 61 yards in the air ON A DIME to Will Fuller. So, about his deep ball accuracy …pic.twitter.com/WkUGr7Gmbz
— Jason McIntyre (@jasonrmcintyre) October 29, 2017
ALL WILL FULLER DOES IS CATCH TOUCHDOWNS
— Drew Dougherty (@DoughertyDrew) October 29, 2017
Deshaun Watson tested the Legion of Boom, and Earl Thomas made him pay for it. pic.twitter.com/b0ipo46300
— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) October 29, 2017
brb getting “earl thomas defensive player of the year” tattooed on my neck
— Mina Kimes (@minakimes) October 29, 2017
DeAndre Hopkins ROASTED the Legion of Boom on this 72-yard TD. pic.twitter.com/opoyId1Vnm
— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) October 29, 2017
When you take a look at DeAndre Hopkins stat line pic.twitter.com/Ggjiu4kLU4
— 12up (@12upSport) October 29, 2017
— NFL UK (@NFLUK) October 29, 2017
WHAT A GAME IN SEATTLE!!!!
RUSSELL WILSON’S GAME WINNING TOUCHDOWN PASS TO JIMMY GRAHAM IS EVEN BETTER WITH TITANIC MUSIC!!!
— 🚢Titanic TD🏈 (@TitanicTD) October 29, 2017
— 710 ESPN Seattle (@710ESPNSeattle) October 29, 2017
854 passing yards and 8 TDs combined?!?
— NFL Network (@nflnetwork) October 29, 2017
This was one of those game you really wish no one had to lose.
What a joy to watch… #HOUvsSEA
— Bonnie Bernstein (@BonnieBernstein) October 29, 2017
Steelers pump iron after finding the end zone
From shooting dice to hide-and-seek, the Pittsburgh Steelers have taken full advantage of the NFL’s new celebration rules this season. After Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell crossed the goal line on Sunday against the Detroit Lions, he and the rest of his teammates unveiled their newest touchdown celebration and it didn’t disappoint.
— Blitzburgh (@Steel_Curtain4) October 30, 2017
Steelers continue to have the best touchdown celebrations. pic.twitter.com/ha9Tn4fenu
— NOT_SCTop10 (@NOTSCTop10PIays) October 30, 2017
The Steelers are UNDEFEATED at touchdown celebrations.
— Alex Gelhar (@AlexGelhar) October 30, 2017
The Steelers are so creative with their touchdown celebrations, you know @AB84 has an after practice choreography meeting😏😂
— Jacob McNeil (@JDMcNeil2078) October 30, 2017
I live for steelers touchdown celebrations
— spooky tay (@processtay) October 30, 2017
.@steelers y’all celebration game on 💯…
— Ike Taylor (@Ike_SwagginU) October 30, 2017
Steelers TD Celebration. 12/10 pic.twitter.com/jStCmFcHBl
— Terrell Owens (@terrellowens) October 30, 2017
Steelers just worked out more on that celebration than I have in months.
— Colleen Wolfe (@ColleenWolfeNFL) October 30, 2017
Wonder why the Steelers didn’t have any funny TD celebrations against the Jagua…oh
— Billy (@BillyLong07) October 30, 2017
Heavy rain impacts games played on the east coast
It’s beginning to be that time in the NFL season where the weather really starts to have a tremendous impact on the outcome of games. This week, four games in the tri-state area were played during a rain storm, which made for a whole lot of slipping and sliding.
— Michael Ventrice (@MJVentrice) October 28, 2017
Through the lens…and through the rain.
— New York Jets (@nyjets) October 31, 2017
— Tom’s Old Days (@sigg20) October 29, 2017
That’s not rain in New York…Just tears from Jets fans accepting they’ll never win another Super Bowl.
— Fake SportsCenter (@FakeSportsCentr) October 29, 2017
— Andrew Catalon (@AndrewCatalon) October 29, 2017
#Bills are playing like a team coached by a dude who wears a hoodie & no jacket when he knows he’s gonna be standing in the rain for 3 hours
— Chareth Ghoststory (@YodelinZeke) October 29, 2017
— Eagles Cheer (@EaglesCheer) October 29, 2017
— Eagles Time (7-1) (@Eagles_Time) October 28, 2017
Me: Spent 45 mins writing a post on the rain for today’s #Eagles game
Also me: Didn’t bring a rain jacket or an umbrella
— Eliot Shorr-Parks (@EliotShorrParks) October 29, 2017
Lmfaooo my professor just said “I had to sell my eagles game tickets bc it’s supposed to rain. I can’t sit in the rain I’m too old I’ll die”
— little black girl (@zarzarh0lla) October 31, 2017
— Larry Ramirez (@LRam2) October 29, 2017
— Andrew Jerell Jones (@sluggahjells) October 29, 2017
Again, no reason to panic over rain, folks. Last I checked, NFL players aren’t witches. Won’t melt. Winds far from a consistent gale.
— Brad Evans (@YahooNoise) October 29, 2017