Week 17 of each NFL season is always a bittersweet time for most football fans. It usually delivers some of the year’s most exciting moments with playoff spots and seedings at stake, but it is also is the last time for some fans to watch their favorite team play until next season.
After everything that went down during the final week of the 2017 NFL season, what were some of the best football-related posts made by those who own a Twitter account?
Bengals knock the Ravens out of the playoffs
For their final game of the 2017 regular season, the Cincinnati Bengals did not have much to play for, other than the chance to ruin the season for their AFC North rival, the Baltimore Ravens. All the Ravens had to do on Sunday was get a win and they would be planning for a matchup in the first round of the AFC playoffs.
However, Cincinnati and quarterback Andy Dalton had other plans.
[Highlight] Andy Dalton pass deep middle to Tyler Boyd for 49 yards, touchdown Cincinnati. pic.twitter.com/F4EaZcUpMe
— TheRenderNFL (@TheRenderNFL) January 1, 2018
4 & 12 and Andy Dalton throws a touchdown lol HAPPY NEW YEAR
— Vinny Sherman (@V_Sherman12) January 1, 2018
I pooped my pants when Andy Dalton threw that touchdown pass
— John Januszkiewicz (@John_jay19) January 1, 2018
2017 is drunk. Andy Dalton leading the Bengals to a 4th quarter touchdown in the final moments of a game. Come on
— Ray Flores (@SBRFlores) January 1, 2018
THIS IS THE BEST WIN IN BENGALS HISTORY AND IT DOESNT EVEN HELP THEIR PLAYOFFS CHANCES
— Tony X. (@soIoucity) January 1, 2018
Bills’ 17-year playoff drought comes to an end
Thanks to Dalton and the Bengals’ last-second win over Baltimore, something happened on Sunday that has not occurred since Justin Bieber was five-years-old. The Buffalo Bills clinched a playoff berth for the first time since the 1999 season.
A few Bills fans were happy about their team’s accomplishment this week. Just a few.
Bills to the playoffs! Synchronized reactions to the huge Dalton/Boyd TD! @SalSports @joe_stojek @S_Whipple @716FoodandSport @buffalobills @StephenHauscka4 @boutdat_23 @bengals #billsmafia pic.twitter.com/GusPFfkYZk
— discodancing (@discodancing) January 1, 2018
GET READY FOR THE PLAYOFFS, BILLS FANS
(please be safe) pic.twitter.com/djkyqsxkVG
— SB Nation (@SBNation) January 1, 2018
Buffalo bar owners seeing the Bills made the playoffs then realizing the chaos that’s about to go down tonight. pic.twitter.com/lojafhgrvC
— Brendan Hoare (@Brendan_Hoare14) January 1, 2018
Yeah sex is cool, but have you ever witnessed the Buffalo Bills make the playoffs?
— Pat Galvin (@pswaggzz) January 1, 2018
— Hunter O’Donoghue (@HunterOD2pt0) January 1, 2018
Suitable for framing, Bills fans: pic.twitter.com/v6SrV4Bsgg
— Brian Burke (@bburkeESPN) January 1, 2018
— Ron Plants WGRZ (@RonWGRZ) January 1, 2018
— Buffalo Bills (@buffalobills) January 1, 2018
Eagles punter forgets to take his sweatpants off
It was a little chilly on Sunday as the Philadelphia Eagles hosted the Dallas Cowboys — around 20 degrees, to be more precise. As some players do when the weather is cold, Eagles punter Donnie Jones was wearing sweatpants during the game to keep warm. The only problem was, he forgot to take them off when it was his turn to head out onto the field.
The Eagles punter is putting on a show ? pic.twitter.com/1I6f8WGLMo
— NFL Humor (@NFLHumor) December 31, 2017
Donnie Jones raising his sweatpants in celebration should replace the Rocky statue imo pic.twitter.com/loFk0Il4gJ
— Sam Cooper (@SamDCooper) December 31, 2017
— Guy Cecil (@GuyCecilChurch) December 31, 2017
Donnie Jones just rolled out of bed and pinned the Cowboys inside the 5 yard line
— NICCO (@Stick_Nicco) December 31, 2017
— Jamie Apody (@JamieApody) December 31, 2017
Donnie Jones ripping off his sweatpants then punting inside the 5 yard line is the most HOF worthy thing I’ve seen in a long time
— Anthony Jones (@A_Jones16) December 31, 2017
Browns become second NFL team ever to go 0-16
The 2017 season has definitely not been one to remember for the Cleveland Browns. Not once did the Browns have more points than their opponent after four quarters this year. And despite not having a single win, Cleveland head coach Hue Jackson is still expected to keep his job.
The Browns have done it.
They join the 2008 Lions as the only teams to go 0-16 in an NFL season. pic.twitter.com/5uKqlL7FCA
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) December 31, 2017
Corey Coleman drops a pass which consigns the Browns to 0-16. Deshone Kizer says “You’ve gotta be f—–g kidding me”, which might as well be the official name of the 30 for 30 on the Browns now
— Bill Barnwell (@billbarnwell) December 31, 2017
Browns go 0-16. Cleveland gets a new banner. pic.twitter.com/WGeEDNt9TT
— Cycle (@bycycle) December 31, 2017
The fact that the #CLE Browns went 0-16 and don’t even get the recognition of being the first time to go 0-16 is the most Brownsiest thing ever
— Rabbi Josh Yuter (@JYuter) January 1, 2018
Don’t let the the Browns going 0-16 distract you from the fact they went undefeated in the preseason #CLEvsPIT
— YourSports (@YourSports) December 31, 2017
*alien spacecraft crashes off the shores of Lake Erie. alien emerges to find Hue Jackson drying himself off*
“what are you doing, human?”
“I jumped into the lake because I went 0-16 as the coach of the Browns.”
“I’m sorry for the loss of your job.”
“Oh I wasn’t fired.”
— Jordan Zirm (@clevezirm) December 31, 2017