NFL Week 1 as told by tweets
Each Sunday we'll recap the week that was in the NFL by letting tweets tell the story.
Each Sunday we'll recap the week that was in the NFL with the top tweets from across Twitter.
Robert Griffin III lived up to expectations starting with his first snap. He had himself a day in his NFL debut.
RGIII's 139.9 QB rating is higher than Andrew Luck 's, Brandon Weeden 's, and Ryan Tannehill 's combined (97)— BuzzFeed Sports (@BuzzFeedSports) September 9, 2012
RG3 definitely earned himself some admirers including film legend Spike Lee.
RG111 Is Sensational In His NFL Debut As He Leads Skins Vs. Saints Here In New Orleans.He Is REAL YO yfrog.com/nxxowzqj— Spike Lee (@SpikeLee) September 9, 2012
Even Peyton Manning 's former coach took notice.
Congratulations to RG3 and the Redskins on a big road win in New Orleans.— Tony Dungy (@TonyDungy) September 9, 2012
RG3 also made sure to make his sponsor, Adidas, happy.
RG3's fellow highly touted rookie Andrew Luck didn't fair as well on Sunday and Twitter let him have it. Former Washington Redskins Capital Alex Semin jumped on the RG3 > Luck bandwagon.
But don't give up hope for Andrew Luck just yet. His first start was pretty similar to Peyton Manning's debut, and we all know how that turned out for Indy.
Andrew Luck 1st start stats: 23-45, 1 TD, 3 INT, 309 yards. Peyton Manning 1st start stats: 21-37, 1 TD, 3 INT, 302 yards.— IndyStar Sports (@IndyStarSports) September 9, 2012
Luck wasn't the only rookie QB to struggle on Sunday. Poor Brandon Weeden couldn't do anything against the Eagles defense.
Brandon Weeden finished with a QB Rating of 5.1... worst by NFL QB with at least 20 attempts since Jeff Garcia in 2004, also w/ #Browns— Ryan McCrystal (@Ryan_McCrystal) September 9, 2012
Mo Claiborne's wonderlic score files trademark infringement lawsuit against Brandon Weeden's QB rating.— The Fake ESPN (@TheFakeESPN) September 9, 2012
Of course some quarterbacks did play well. After a hideous interception, Mark Sanchez had one of his best games of his career. Maybe Tebow should look to play elsewhere?
Tebow needs to demand a trade to the— SportsPickle (@sportspickle) September 9, 2012
Bills. He could start the 3rd quarter there.
The other big story of the day was how would the replacement referees fair? Some games they were OK.
Oh, forgot to say, credit where credit is due. The replacement refs did a good job at our game; couple missed calls but nothing egregious.— Chris Kluwe (@ChrisWarcraft) September 9, 2012
Other games...not so much.
Mario Williams thinks replacement officials did a horrible job.Odd, I don't think the replacement refs gave up 48 to the— Faux John Madden (@FauxJohnMadden) September 9, 2012
Oh, jeez, the replacement refs just gave Seattle a timeout when they didn't have one. That's very bad.— Will Leitch (@williamfleitch) September 9, 2012
This is 5-down territory for the— Matt Goldich (@MattGoldich) September 9, 2012
The replacement referees prompted this hilarious exchange of bickering between NFL PR guru Greg Aiello and Fox Rules Analyst Mike Pereira.
Kind of like when you were out there. RT @mikepereira: Here's what I think of officiating in GB/SF: Not too strong at this point.— Greg Aiello (@gregaiello) September 9, 2012
.@gregaiello That's the first honest thing you've said in awhile!— Mike Pereira (@MikePereira) September 9, 2012
Quicks hits: Randy Moss is back and scoring TDs.
Randy Moss making an impact for an NFC contender. Chad Johnson making dinner.— Amanda Rykoff (@amandarykoff) September 9, 2012
Randy Moss catches touchdown. Holds ball. Points repeatedly at name on back of jersey. Never change, buddy.— Dave Lozo (@DaveLozo) September 9, 2012
David Akers booted an NFL record-tying 63-yard field goal. He looks surprised at his success.
David Akers. twitpic.com/asxwq6— Dan McQuade (@dhm) September 9, 2012
The Blair Walsh Project— Kyle Matteson (@solace) September 9, 2012
How nice of Roddy White . He wants to please everyone.
Fantasy owners got to get y'all some more points— Roddy White (@roddywhiteTV) September 9, 2012
Finally, Terrell Suggs lets his former teammate Willis McGahee have it.
I see Willis is still scared of the steelers.— terrell suggs (@untouchablejay4) September 10, 2012
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