One of the best (and worst) parts of living in 2017 is the ability to see a reaction from millions of people at the same time, thanks to social media. The NFL is no stranger to its fans reacting online and it was no different during the first week of the 2017 regular season.
So whose NFL-related chirping made the cut for the best of Week 1?
Cole Beasley doesn’t need eyes to catch a football
During his game against the Odell Beckham-less New York Giants on Sunday night, Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Cole Beasley provided viewers with a crazy behind-the-back catch that some say even rivaled Beckham’s epic reception from 2015.
OBJ: “I have the best catch ever on #SNF“
— Dylan (@DylansFreshTake) September 11, 2017
Dak Prescott asked after the game if he saw that Cole Beasley highlight catch?
Dak: “I saw it in person, yeah. I threw it.”
— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) September 11, 2017
That was Cole Beasley’s greatest achievement since he played that guy that thought he was a pirate in the movie Dodgeball.
— Faux John Madden (@FauxJohnMadden) September 11, 2017
Rookies can catch too, Mr. Beasley
Before jaws were dropped by the Cowboys receiver on Sunday night, Detroit Lions rookie pass catcher Kenny Golladay introduced himself to NFL fans with his own amazing catch against the Arizona Cardinals earlier in the day.
— Logan Lamorandier (@LLamorandier) September 11, 2017
Kenny Golladay quickly becoming the best #19 in Detroit sports history. The resemblance is stunning. pic.twitter.com/stbXvxKHyV
— Mike Sullivan (@MikeSullivan) September 10, 2017
GOLLADAY IS THE NEXT CALVIN JOHNSON DONT @ ME
— Camille (@camillekgxo) September 10, 2017
David Johnson injures his wrist and the hearts of his fantasy owners
During a game against the Lions in which he was already having an unimpressive performance, Johnson’s day got worse when he left the matchup with a wrist injury. The running back is expected to miss a good amount of time this season and a majority of his fantasy owners have already gone into hiding.
David Johnson is down on the field, please pray for 14 of my 19 fantasy teams at this time
— Big Cat (@BarstoolBigCat) September 10, 2017
The one year I get first pick and have David Johnson in every league, he gets hurt Week 1… pic.twitter.com/bvlcgZFBNz
— Joe Metz (@JMetz34) September 10, 2017
— Reid Golson (@ReidGolson10) September 11, 2017
Jeremy Lane gets ejected for a punch no one saw
Early in the matchup between Seattle and Green Bay, Seahawks corner Jeremy Lane and Packers receiver Davante Adams got into a bit of tussle. It resulted in Lane being ejected from the game for allegedly throwing a punch. However, no one has seemed to find any video of this supposed punch.
— LosRealAli West (@LosRealAli) September 10, 2017
Refs to Jeremy Lane: pic.twitter.com/sKsZ5bchyg
— Aaron Nagler (@AaronNagler) September 10, 2017
Another look at what Jeremy Lane was ejected for… pic.twitter.com/yG3qRwHR88
— TotalProSports (@TotalProSports) September 10, 2017
Typical NFL officiating, Davante Adams attacks Jeremy Lane but they eject Lane, typical Green Bay favoritism
— Landon (@iserhoth52) September 10, 2017
Jurrell Casey gets introduced to Beast Mode
As a 300-pound defensive lineman, it takes a lot to get Jurrell Casey of the Tennessee Titans off of his feet. Well, that was until he was introduced to the second coming of Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch.
???? Marshawn Lynch trucks 300 LB nose tackle Jurrell Casey ? pic.twitter.com/PceRfjlbd3
— Fanatics View (@thefanaticsview) September 11, 2017
No he didn’t. No Marshawn Lynch didn’t just truck Jurrell Casey!?! pic.twitter.com/npAY7jMj5u
— The Mad Raider (@RaiderLoot) September 10, 2017
Jurrell Casey is one of the best DL in the NFL and Marshawn Lynch ran over him like a cornerback. Jeeze.
— Kyle Madson (@KyleAMadson) September 10, 2017
Tarik Cohen runs like a wild bear
Rookie running back Tarik Cohen will likely be one of the few bright spots for the Chicago Bears in 2017. And if he can continue to perform like he did on Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons, Cohen could quickly become a fan favorite in Chicago this year.
Play call: go this way.
Tarik Cohen: OK … actually, nah. pic.twitter.com/z8OFPvxJVA
— The Ten-Yard Line (@TheTenYardLine) September 10, 2017
Tarik Cohen is NOT Jewish but he’s welcome to Shabbat dinner anytime he wants
— MichaelRapaport (@MichaelRapaport) September 10, 2017
Not liking this Tarik Cohen kid, no sir
— The Falcoholic (@TheFalcoholic) September 10, 2017
TARIK COHEN YOU ARE RIDICULOUS
— Windy City Gridiron (@WCGridiron) September 10, 2017
The Jaguars just kept sacking, and sacking, and sacking
A team finishing their game with double-digit sacks is not a commodity in the NFL. So when the Jacksonville Jaguars continuously pounded the Houston Texans’ quarterbacks into the ground on Sunday, there were obvious jokes to be made.
— Big Cat Country (@BigCatCountry) September 10, 2017
— Harry Montana (@AlfieBCC) September 10, 2017
feels like a bad idea for the texans to let the jaguars sack the quarterback on every play but what do i know
— Shea Serrano (@SheaSerrano) September 10, 2017
Sergio Dipp forgot how to sideline report
In his debut as an ESPN sideline reporter for their Monday night game between the Los Angeles Chargers and the Denver Broncos, Sergio Dipp did not exactly break a leg with his introduction to the NFL world.
Sergio Dipp is an ELECTRIC FACTORY pic.twitter.com/Ok4tmjHktS
— Barstool Sports (@barstooltweetss) September 12, 2017
Sergio Dipp for White House Communications Director.
— Jason (@CounterMoonbat) September 12, 2017
Sergio Dipp will be banging Rex Ryan’s wife by the end of the night. This kid is going to be a superstar.
— Busted Coverage (@bustedcoverage) September 12, 2017
Boom Goes the Dynamite Guy: I’ll never be overshadowed.
Sergio Dipp: Hold my beer
— Freezing Cold Takes (@OldTakesExposed) September 12, 2017