In terms of memorable moments from the NFL this season, a good chunk of them have come from incidents and events that have taken place off the field. However, this was not the case in Week 13 as most of the action happened in the actual gameplay from around the league.
So how did NFL fans from Twitter react to a few of the most notable moments from what went down in Week 13?
Rob Gronkowski delivers a concussion-inducing late-hit
As the game between the New England Patriots and Buffalo Bills was winding down on Sunday, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady threw a pass that was intended for tight end Rob Gronkowski but then actually ended up getting intercepted by Bills rookie corner Tre’Davious White. Apparently upset about not getting a flat thrown for defensive pass interference or holding on the play, Gronkowski let his anger out by delivering a disgustingly, unnecessary hit to the back of White’s head after the whistle had already blown to end the play.
Rob gronkowski looking like Jimmy fly snuka with the late hit against the bills pic.twitter.com/0H4Pc691ZP
— zaid khan (@zkhan427) December 3, 2017
That was a straight up dirty hit by #Patriots Gronkowski. Regardless of frustration over interference, he can’t be allowed to get away with that. Terrible.
— Charles Robinson (@CharlesRobinson) December 3, 2017
If Rob Gronkowski isn’t suspended at least 2 games for as dirty a hit as you’ll ever see __a running, diving forearm shiver to the back of the head while slamming his body on a man 50 pounds smaller who’s lying defenseless, face down__ then the NFL will let a star do ANYTHING.
— Thomas Boswell (@ThomasBoswellWP) December 4, 2017
I like how Gronkowski’s suspension is being handed out for what is called a “late hit.” That was not a late hit. That was a blindsided attack on a man on the ground.
— Kevin McGuire (@KevinOnCFB) December 4, 2017
yes, I do think that Gronkowski should be suspended for the rest of the NFL season, playoffs included. That hit was despicable.
— Clinton Yates (@clintonyates) December 4, 2017
Rob Gronkowski apologizes for his late hit on @TreWhite16.
— Sporting News (@sportingnews) December 3, 2017
Eagles lose for the first time since Week 2
With just one loss in their first 11 games of the 2017 season, the Philadelphia Eagles falling 24-10 to the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday came as a shock to some. Especially for some of the Eagles’ fans, who proceeded to act like the sky was falling after their team lost for only the second time all year.
*Eagles lose for the first time since September*
All of Philadelphia: pic.twitter.com/Zo1eimdLmq
— Sports Are Philly (@SportsArePhilly) December 4, 2017
With their loss to the Seahawks yesterday, the Eagles are now the first team to ever lose a football game in NFL history.
— Brandon Lee Gowton (@BrandonGowton) December 4, 2017
Lose to Seattle, Giants fire Ben McAdoo and Jerry Reese.
Rough last 12 hours for the Eagles.
— Gym Shorts (@IgglesCoverage) December 4, 2017
Worst part of the Eagles loss tonight?? Having to listen to Cris Collinsworth for nearly 4 hours
— Brian Baxter (@BBaxter020) December 4, 2017
Marcus Peters does his best impression of a referee
While his team was attempting to avoid their sixth loss in the past seven games on Sunday against the New York Jets, Kansas City Chiefs corner Marcus Peters was not happy with a penalty called during the Jets’ attempted two-point conversion in the fourth quarter. In response to his team getting a flag thrown on them during the play, Peters reacted by taking the flag and throwing it into the stands at New York’s MetLife Stadium.
MARCUS PETERS SAYS SCREW YOUR FLAG pic.twitter.com/Dx1aa3I7ch
— Connor Ohtani (@McCartyConnor) December 3, 2017
Marcus Peters throws a flag and he’s a terrible thug. Rob Gronkowski throws a punch and he’s an adorable man child. pic.twitter.com/TOztP2Nyor
— Bill Vaughn (@bvaughnMO) December 4, 2017
We are all Marcus Peters right now. I’ve thrown everything in my vicinity.
— His Scott❄️ness (@HisDirknesS) December 3, 2017
Marcus Peters threw that flag dead into the stands. He got a better arm than Alex Smith pic.twitter.com/43T64KJb0Y
— JRSportBrief (@JRSportBrief) December 3, 2017
The Jets fan catching the penalty flag Marcus Peters threw is the happiest I’ve ever seen a Jets fan pic.twitter.com/L93ueBrbwG
— Mike Tunison (@xmasape) December 3, 2017
Marcus Peters walked off the field and he wasnt even ejected. Sources say the anger has been building for years from playing with Alex Smith
— Vinson Smith (@MrVincredible) December 3, 2017
So Marcus Peters wasn’t ejected after flinging flag into stands, just left on his own into locker room. Was gone for a few minutes. He just came back out without his helmet. No socks, either.
— Lorenzo Reyes (@LorenzoGReyes) December 3, 2017
Marcus Peters is back and ain’t wearing socks. SWAG on 100 thousand. pic.twitter.com/74NEGj8QhR
— Laces Out (@LacesOutShow) December 3, 2017
Joe Flacco can actually be funny?
Everyone remembers the awkward pre-game speech from Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston from a few weeks ago in which he sucked on his fingers to apparently portray himself eating a “W” (also known as a win). Well, following his team’s 44-20 win over the Detroit Lions on Sunday, Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco stepped up to the podium for his postgame presser and proceed to do his own version of “eating a W.”
FLACCO EATING THE W pic.twitter.com/typbvcAiQ0
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) December 3, 2017
Btw Joe Flacco eating a W today puts him in the Hall. First ballot
— Kristaps (@2chayz) December 4, 2017
Flacco was eatin the W pic.twitter.com/0cn0twFOPM
— Wendell Reese (@CoachDiesel) December 3, 2017
I am way too turned on by Joe Flacco eating the W
— Kevin D. (@akapsychosis) December 4, 2017
Joe Flacco started off his post-game presser imitating Jameis Winston’s “eating a W” gesture. Said he was dared to do it. Can’t say I anticipated seeing that. #Ravens
— Luke Jones (@BaltimoreLuke) December 3, 2017
Another phallic-like object gets thrown on the field in Buffalo
Buffalo Bills fans are some of the classiest and most respectful groups around the entire NFL. Just kidding. Bills fans never shy away from the opportunity to commit an outrageous act like tossing a dildo onto the field for the second straight season when the New England Patriots come to town.
— Tori Rosemond (@jeskindly414) December 3, 2017
— New York Groove (@_NewYorkGroove) December 4, 2017
That a fan has managed to sneak a 12 inch dildo past security and fling it onto the field during a Bills game TWICE should make you feel super safe in stadiums
— DomesticatedMarty (@marty_potter) December 3, 2017
Bills fans throwing dildo’s on the field is very symbolic of the Patriots always knocking the Bills dicks into the dirt
— Brock (@BrockOgami) December 3, 2017
Why do Buffalo Bills fans always carry a dildo around with them???
— Scaryugly (@Slang3006) December 3, 2017
— Joe Kellogg jr (@Joek1981) December 3, 2017
Steelers continue to bodyslam their celebration competition this season
During a game that was marred by some pretty brutal hits, the Pittsburgh Steelers still found a way to have some fun during their 23-20 win over the Cincinnati Bengals on Monday. After a touchdown from Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell in the third quarter, Pittsburgh revealed their latest end zone celebration of 2017.
— The Checkdown (@thecheckdown) December 5, 2017
Steelers wrestling TD celebration last night was probably the best one I’ve seen all season
— Nick Godorecci (@ogol_WhiteNasty) December 5, 2017
— Kung Fu Keezo ? (@Riich__GanG) December 5, 2017
AB with a weak 3 count on that celebration. #Steelers
— Shane (@CertifriedReal) December 5, 2017
Steelers WWE Celebration — Jim Ross Remix??? pic.twitter.com/fjqkLdjnYs
— Benstonium (@Benstonium) December 5, 2017