Nine weeks into the 2017 NFL season and there is still so much to talk about. Who would’ve thought? Well, probably everyone who watches football on a weekly basis.
This week’s group of games featured some of the feistiest moments of the season so far, for sure. But let’s stop the talking and get straight to what the people on Twitter thought of what went on in the NFL this week.
A.J. Green went full UFC on Jalen Ramsey
During the matchup between the Cincinnati Bengals and Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday, things got a little heated and we’re not talking about the temperature during the game. Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green was clearly fed up with Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey when he brought Ramsey down to the ground with a chokehold reminiscent Saturday’s performance at UFC 217 from Georges St-Pierre.
Yeah, AJ Green definitely watched GSP yesterday, locked in the rear naked choke on Ramsey after a push. Both ejected pic.twitter.com/7VEfBmAd4K
— Laurie Horesh (@LaurieHoresh) November 5, 2017
Jalen Ramsey will never be homeless; he’ll always have a home inside AJ Green’s head.
— LastPrinceofKrypton (@GodofKrypton) November 5, 2017
AJ Green threw more punches on Jalen Ramsey than he had yards on Jalen Ramsey pic.twitter.com/paCu9nd4ew
— AFC North champ Med (@god_hates_jags) November 5, 2017
BREAKING: UFC 225: AJ Green vs Jalen Ramsey has been announced.
— Fake SportsCenter (@FakeSportsCentr) November 5, 2017
AJ Green just took out six years of anger from playing with Andy Dalton on Jalen Ramsey. Never mess with the quite ones.
— Dr. SEC (@thedrsec) November 5, 2017
AJ Green and Ramsey fighting over which team has the worse QB.
— Jonathan Kinsley (@Brickwallblitz) November 5, 2017
Green gets the back, transitions to mount & lands some GnP, but Ramsey scrambles out, but Green gets the back again! ? ground game https://t.co/pMcwfzGFLe
— UFC (@ufc) November 5, 2017
Ramsey: “Green isn’t even a primary color”
— TEAL COLE (@ColeFartley) November 6, 2017
Mike Evans maybe overreacts just a little?
With the New Orleans Saints up 30-3 over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the third quarter on Sunday, 23-year-old Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston decided to poke his finger at the head of Saints defensive back Marshon Lattimore. Unsurprisingly, Lattimore did not like that and responded with a small shove to Winston. However, a small shove is not what Tampa Bay receiver Mike Evans decided to give Lattimore soon after.
Yeah, you can’t do that Mike Evans. pic.twitter.com/3a0PDEWFvk
— Cameron DaSilva (@camdasilva) November 5, 2017
Mike Evans should fight AJ Green and the winner should have to fight the Final Boss……..
— Donnie Football (@DonnieDruin) November 5, 2017
Mike Evans when he runs into AJ Green after today. pic.twitter.com/N2TeunG7YU
— Steven Spears (@stevenspears96) November 5, 2017
Mike Evans after we said AJ Green the best wrestler in the NFL pic.twitter.com/bem4UWtB2s
— The Book Of E-Lo (@B8kOfELo) November 5, 2017
Mike Evans just told AJ Green to “hold his beer.”
— NFL Memes (@NFL_Memes) November 5, 2017
Rams pummel the Giants and that is being nice
It did not take very long for the New York Giants to realize they were well on their way to their seventh loss of the season as they went into to the half down 27-10 to the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday. The Rams went on to cream the Giants by a final score of 51-17, but luckily not many of New York’s fans stuck around to watch the thrashing.
— New York Giants (@Giants) November 5, 2017
Live look at the Giants vs Rams game. pic.twitter.com/nvO4uvblCG
— Riley ???? (@PackersHive) November 5, 2017
The Ben McAdoo quote sheet: pic.twitter.com/QUljkNHesK
— Jordan Raanan (@JordanRaanan) November 5, 2017
— Fred Roggin (@FredNBCLA) November 5, 2017
Live footage of Eli Manning walking in the locker room during halftime pic.twitter.com/5lpNAHXI5A
— Rocket Man? (@ImGoinScottie) November 5, 2017
Remember when the Giants hired Ben McAdoo and the Eagles supposedly “settled” for Doug Pederson?
— Andrew Brandt (@AndrewBrandt) November 5, 2017
Calling Ben McAdoo a bad coach is an insult to Jeff Fisher.
— Ryan Disdier (@ryandisdier) October 31, 2017
Chiefs break out the potato sacks
With fewer restrictions on celebrations this season, the NFL has seen some pretty creative post-touchdown displays in 2017 so far. Add the Kansas City Chiefs’ touchdown celebration from their Week 9 matchup with the Dallas Cowboys to the list, which saw Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce beating his teammates in an imaginary potato sack race.
Chiefs with the best TD celebration of the year pic.twitter.com/9D7Ai1kMb2
— NOT_SCTop10 (@NOTSCTop10PIays) November 5, 2017
The AFC playoffs should just be a TD celebration competition between the Chiefs and Steelers.
— Marcas Grant (@MarcasG) November 5, 2017
I don’t know if I really loved or really hated that #Chiefs TD celebration…
— Arizona Cardinals UK (@AZCardinalsUK) November 5, 2017
Damn. The Chiefs just did a sack race TD celebration & it was great & I️ hate it all at the same time.
— Dallas Braden (@DALLASBRADEN209) November 5, 2017
Sack race TD celebration by Kelce and the Chiefs was good, but it wasn’t Duck Duck Gray Duck good.
— Ted Glover (@purplebuckeye) November 5, 2017
The Seahawks get a full dose of vintage Blair Walsh
After getting cut during the middle of the 2016 season by the Minnesota Vikings, kicker Blair Walsh landed with the Seattle Seahawks this past offseason and had been performing well through the first eight weeks of 2017. But Walsh’s old habits reared their ugly head on Sunday and likely cost the Seahawks a win over the Washington Redskins.
Wide left? Blair Walsh?
— GoMN Sports (@GoMNSports) November 5, 2017
Blair Walsh staying after the game to get some extra reps in pic.twitter.com/5aBDxXd3nL
— Not Robert Griffin (@Pseudo_RGIII) November 6, 2017
— NOTSportsCenter (@NOTSportsCenter) November 5, 2017
— Cameron Grant (@coolcam101) November 5, 2017
Blair Walsh stayed on field at halftime because:
A) he wanted to work though his issues
B) was scared Kam Chancellor would kick his ass
— Chuck Sapienza (@chucksapienza) November 5, 2017
When Blair Walsh finally costs you a game pic.twitter.com/45SEFzSBhj
— Seth Toupal (@sethtoups) November 6, 2017
— Scott Weinert (@DubEnFuego) November 6, 2017
If Blair Walsh was the shooter JFK would still be alive today.
— Johnny Taylor, Jr. (@hipsterocracy) November 6, 2017
Lions rock em’ and sock em’
Early in their Monday night matchup with the Green Bay Packers, the Detroit Lions got on the board first after Lions receiver Marvin Jones hauled in a 25-yard pass for a touchdown. Following his score, Jones and his teammates showed off their own creative celebration skills to the rest of the league.
Lions celebration game is at ? pic.twitter.com/0dKqSrB49o
— Antonio John (@ImAntonioLopez) November 7, 2017
The NFL will probably suspend the Lions players 2 games for their boxing celebration and give AJ Green nothing.
— Jason Roe (@Roe_JasonT) November 7, 2017
Touchdown celebration of the year goes to the Lions. pic.twitter.com/DXaR5A2HVs
— John Ketchum (@Ketchcast) November 7, 2017
— Ray Hudson (@RayHudson) November 7, 2017