Happy post thanksgiving, everyone. Here’s to hoping you shoved stuffing, football, and terrible weird uncle jokes into that gut over the holidays. Meanwhile on the gridiron, Alvin Kamara is a historic rookie sensation, Eli Manning is set to make love to some pine, and Marshawn Lynch is still slinging zingers. What will we see this week?
Thanksgiving Thursday offered fans a trifecta of pigskin Turkey sides, with Detroit at Minnesota, San Diego at Dallas, and New York at Washington for roughly 11 hours of pure, blood pressure-rising football.
Here’s how it went for the Lions..
The Lions look like Charlie Brown and the Vikings like Lucy on that last play 😂 pic.twitter.com/dogQBFy9Wq
— Lets Play Ball (@iLetsPlayBall) November 23, 2017
The Chargers backup kicker missed the practice net… pic.twitter.com/jUpyGcO6QL
— Steve Noah (@Steve_OS) November 23, 2017
And Giants (though Antonio Brown has a thought on that one)..
This was cute when the Giants were good. pic.twitter.com/8jYliPoLwA
— RockBottomSZN Ethan (@EthanGSN) November 24, 2017
For what it’s worth, Odell Beckham is keeping his style game strong while he’s out.
In case anyone had forgotten, Julio Jones is still a freak of nature.
— charles mcdonald (@FourVerts) November 26, 2017
And maybe Atlanta has a new signal caller in the wings, after Mohamed Sanu threw one of two Jones touchdowns.
And Leonard Fournette is a hero. These are the gifts we need more of.
— Brent Martineau (@BrentASJax) November 26, 2017
Rookie safety Jamal Adams is bringing a scrappy, zero-fuck attitude to New York and the Jets are a changed team as a result. Cam Newton learned that on Sunday, before beating them as predicted.
Jamal Adams ain’t got no time for Superman.
— Ƒunhouse (@BackAftaThis) November 26, 2017
Adams is also probably angry that the entire NFL is still sleeping on Robby Anderson.
— Brian Baldinger (@BaldyNFL) November 28, 2017
Heads up football play here, but even better baton take by twitter.
When your boy tries to go talk to his ex at the bar pic.twitter.com/MCB80PuENs
— Jordie 🔵 (@BarstoolJordie) November 26, 2017
Tom Savage’s postgame press conference, in its entirety pic.twitter.com/SKUtJho2di
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) November 28, 2017
Although Houston Texans fans aren’t as sympathetic..
— Javi Torres (@IGetBuckets1994) November 28, 2017
Here’s Mike Leach eating fruit.
I’d like to watch Mike Leach trying to eat a banana forever on a loop pic.twitter.com/33KjFKrZNy
— Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) November 26, 2017
So Aqib Talib and Michael Crabtree decided to fight again (after Talib ripped off Crabtree’s chain neck last season)..
— (@3lone) November 26, 2017
But wait, there’s more.
Crabtree vs Talib 😂😂 pic.twitter.com/ompubCakfQ
— ’03 Kliff Kingsbury (@fearthe_beard11) November 26, 2017
And then Marshawn Lynch did a very Marshawn Lynch thing.
Marshawn Lynch escorts Aqib Talib past the Raiders bench to the locker room after that crazy brawl with Crabtree. pic.twitter.com/3ttL7HPwbj
— Thomas Duffy (@TJDhoops) November 26, 2017
So Drew Stanton can’t catch a break.
On the newest episode of Bill Belichick vs. any reporter..
Belichick is not here for your stupid questions pic.twitter.com/lhmOKEgo7b
— Eric Hubbs (@BarstoolHubbs) November 27, 2017
Alvin Kamara though.
Alvin Kamara = me
Rams defender = my responsibilities and coping with life’s anxiety like an adult pic.twitter.com/F4rMxhywpb
— David Palmer (@dpalm34) November 26, 2017
Props to Phil Dawson, who’s seemingly 94 years old and drilling game-winning field goals.
Phil Dawson celebrates 57 yd game winning FG, shoos kids off his lawn pic.twitter.com/oHArPahc2y
— CJ Fogler (@cjzero) November 27, 2017
Oh nooooo pic.twitter.com/c8EN6CuQqP
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) November 25, 2017
Weirdness of the week, courtesy of Zay Jones.
Some receivers metaphorically defy gravity. Zay Jones is just a warlock or something. pic.twitter.com/5LUOU45Jpn
— Jared Weiss (@JaredWeissNBA) November 27, 2017
Aaron Rodgers sighting?
— Dave Schroeder (@SchroederWBAY) November 26, 2017
Well, this was embarrassing.
How does Chris Myers think burping a baby works? pic.twitter.com/lwYCec5jxg
— Mike Tunison (@xmasape) November 26, 2017
Wade Phillips’ sprint looks like when New Yorkers cross the street when it’s a red light and move their arms quickly to make it look like they’re hurrying up when in reality they’re probably moving slower than normal.
— Austin Raines (@_theRAINman77) November 27, 2017
Chuck Pagano may be losing it. Or he’s a genius by distracting reporters from asking actual questions.
— Clark Wade (@ClarkWade34) November 27, 2017
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