NFL Week 7 as told by tweets
According to Twitter, Robert Griffin III will be king of the NFC East someday, but for Eli Manning rules the division for now.
Each Sunday we'll recap the week that was in the NFL with the top tweets from across Twitter.
It's looking more and more like on each NFL Sunday Robert Griffin III could add to his already growing legend. During Week 7, RG3 nearly pulled off a fourth quarter comeback against the defending Super Bowl champs.
RG3 just converted 4th and 10, scrambled for another first down, and threw a TD pass...all in a minute and a half. #wearenotworthy— Ben Aguiñaga (@iambenaguinaga) October 21, 2012
First time really getting to see RG3 play. He can play. And only comparable is Vick and Cunningham. Not no damn Tebow.— Adam Jones (@SimplyAJ10) October 21, 2012
There's no more RG3 can do for us kid plays his heart out every game we gotta do out part if we wanna b great.— jarvis jenkins (@Jarvis99jenkins) October 21, 2012
Osi on RG3: "That guy is flat out unbelievable, man. I’m not going to lie. That’s the best qb we’ve played this year for sure." #nyg— Jenny Vrentas (@JennyVrentas) October 21, 2012
Unfortunately for RG3 and the Redskins, Eli Manning got the last laugh.
It's a clutch-off between RG3 and Eli.— Bryan Wiedey (@pastapadre) October 21, 2012
Said last week RG3's the Mike Trout of the NFL and belonged in MVP convo. The way today's game ended guess makes Eli the Miguel Cabrera lol— Michael Smith (@michaelsmith) October 21, 2012
And that's why you don't want the ball in Eli Manning's hand late in games.— Jim Rome (@jimrome) October 21, 2012
Eli Manning just told RGIII that he thinks 10 play scoring drives are cute. But much too time consuming.— Not Bill Walton (@NotBillWalton) October 21, 2012
New Orleans and Tampa Bay had their own shootout going. The Saints defense collapsed (again) and led to the referees incorrectly interpreting a rule Twitter users didn't like. First the explanation:
In TB not illegal contact because the QB was out of the pocket and you can't come back in and be the first to touch.— Mike Pereira (@MikePereira) October 21, 2012
@mikepereira Should teams just shove every receiver out of bounds once the pocket breaks down?— Dan Solomon (@dansolomon) October 21, 2012
.@mikepereira Why should a receiver be essentially dead to the play after a defender chucks him out of bounds? That makes *zero* sense.— scott pianowski (@scott_pianowski) October 21, 2012
But was Josh Freeman actually out of the pocket?
How good is Aaron Rodgers?
That's Aaron Rodgers' 150th career TD pass. With 42 INTs, breaks Marino's NFL record of fewest INTs at time of 150th TD (69). #GBvsSTL— Green Bay Packers (@packers) October 21, 2012
What about J.J. Watt?
four of J.J. Watt’s nine pass deflections this year have resulted in interceptions.— Andy Benoit (@Andy_Benoit) October 21, 2012
Terrell Suggs may have topped Adrian Peterson in the "most impressive recovery from a serious injury" category.
Terrell Suggs is probably either made of adamantium or on something. Whatever, though, he's awesome at football.— Andy Hutchins (@AndyHutchins) October 21, 2012
The Saints allowed a 95-yard non-TD pass, then stopped Tampa at the one. Because that clearly makes sense.
I've seen soft tissue paper more resistant than this Saints defense.— Awful Announcing (@awfulannouncing) October 21, 2012
Vincent Jackson's 95 yard non-TD catch was the longest since Bobby Moore in 1972 (now known as Ahmad Rashad)— Gary Collard (@LakerGMC) October 21, 2012
Chris Johnson had his best game since Week 13 last year.
Chris Johnson's BACK! .. Or is he? twitter.com/NFL_Memes/stat…— NFL Memes (@NFL_Memes) October 22, 2012
Chris Johnson is now 1st player in NFL history with 4 career 80+ yard TD runs.#TENvsBUF— Michael Signora (@NFLfootballinfo) October 21, 2012
The NFL is a little behind the times.
And now JPP just went Gangnam Style after a sack. Did the NFL just discover Youtube?— Bill Barnwell (@billbarnwell) October 21, 2012
I want some player to do the Macarena RT @joshkatzowitz: Jesus, does everybody have to do gangnam style?— Brian McIntyre (@brian_mcintyre) October 21, 2012
OMG Mike Tolbert Gangnam Style Dot GIF PLZ— Will Brinson (@willbrinson) October 21, 2012
first fred jackson did the bernie in the endzone, now stevie johnson does gangnam style..the bills are hittin all the internet dances lol— Evan Karre (@ekarre23) October 21, 2012
Sack, fumble, game over...
Most Sanchez moment ever.— Elika Sadeghi (@steakNstiffarms) October 21, 2012
Your weekly 'Chris Kluwe is still Chris Kluwe' update.
Weekly Quest: Bird Hunting. Reward - [6.25% exp, seriously, it's the Cardinals, they're like the most mildly inoffensive team in the league]— Chris Kluwe (@ChrisWarcraft) October 21, 2012
Quest Complete. Reward - 6.25% exp. Achievement unlocked [They Can't All Be Pretty]. Perk unlocked - Crappy Punts, Good Net.— Chris Kluwe (@ChrisWarcraft) October 21, 2012
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