Welcome to Week 4’s edition of social media winners and losers, wherein we scour social media platforms far and wide to determine who dominated the social media conversation, for better or for worse. Let’s dive in.
Winner: Deshaun Watson
Hey, remember when the Houston Texans actually started Tom Savage over Deshaun Watson in Week 1?
Watson had a coming out party against the Tennessee Titans, throwing for four touchdowns, rushing for another, and piling up 307 total yards in a 57 (!!) – 14 win. His five total touchdowns tied an NFL rookie record.
Houston fans were giddy at the sight of their new franchise quarterback.
deshaun watson is my son and i am so proud of him
— Shea Serrano (@SheaSerrano) October 1, 2017
Watching Deshaun Watson like pic.twitter.com/VfIVy1qYF8
— Kasey with a K (@Kasey_witha_K) October 1, 2017
— Brandon Caldwell (@_brandoc) October 1, 2017
Though Watson stole the show Sunday, he made sure to spread the love.
— Tom Stokes (@SportsPlusShow) October 1, 2017
Pour one out for any poor Cleveland Browns fans who had to witness that.
Browns: "Should we take Deshaun Watson or Malik Hooker here?" "Man, tough call." "I've got it! How 'bout we take neither of them, trade the pick and draft Peppers!" #Moneyball
— Dave Biddle (@davebiddle) October 2, 2017
Worth noting today the Browns traded out of the Carson Wentz pick, chose Cody Kessler over Dak Prescott and then passed on Deshaun Watson.
— Tyler Dunne (@TyDunne) October 2, 2017
Watson’s stellar performance came just a few days after he donated his first game check to Hurricane Harvey victims.
— Houston Texans (@HoustonTexans) September 27, 2017
Losers: QBs attempting to line up in the wildcat
Miami Dolphins QB Jay Cutler simply did not care about looking convincing in the formation Sunday morning in London and it was hilarious.
Cutler really selling his role in the Wildcat at the bottom of the screen pic.twitter.com/WgHxXvxlHL
— Mike Tunison (@xmasape) October 1, 2017
The New Orleans Saints came out of Wembley Stadium with 20-0 victory.
163 yards passing
Jay Cutler's day in London pic.twitter.com/ieD2o4i3oN
— BLACK ADAM SCHEFTER (@B1ackSchefter) October 1, 2017
Jay Cutler takes a last, deep drag of his cigarette. "OK, boys. Let's go out there and do this."
"Jay, the game ended an hour ago."
— Russ Bengtson (@russbengtson) October 1, 2017
How’s that $10-million contract looking, Miami?
Jay Cutler's Halloween costume pic.twitter.com/ZVUlqkNr1Y
— LizzLocker (@Lizzs_Lockeroom) October 1, 2017
Later in the day, Atlanta Falcons QB and reigning league MVP Matt Ryan put some more hustle in his attempt to split out wide, but also failed miserably.
— Dan Fetes (@danfetes) October 1, 2017
Winner: Carson Wentz and the Philadelphia Eagles
The Eagles traveled to Carson, Calif. to take on the Los Angeles Chargers Sunday, but you wouldn’t know that by looking at StubHub Center.
— Alshon Jeffery (@TheWorldof_AJ) October 2, 2017
— Jeff Skversky 6abc (@JeffSkversky) October 1, 2017
Lincoln Financial Field West
Eagles fans have taken over. pic.twitter.com/NN0qZF4WXG
— CSN Philly (@NBCSPhilly) October 1, 2017
Not only did the Eagles dominate the crowd, they came away with a 26-24 win and now sit atop the NFC East.
— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) October 1, 2017
Me waiting on Giants and Cowboys fans to come into work tomorrow pic.twitter.com/c09a7TfJ4V
— Chad (@Chizzy_GetsBusy) October 1, 2017
In related news, putting two NFL teams in Los Angeles seems like it’s working out great.
Loser: Eli Manning and the New York Giants
It’s Week 4 of the 2017 NFL season and the Giants’ leader in rushing touchdowns is … Eli Manning.
— Yahoo Sports (@YahooSports) October 1, 2017
Yeah, not ideal.
After another loss, this time to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the Giants now stand at 0-4.
The 0-4 Giants are looking up at the NFC East standings like pic.twitter.com/gfRYyd0vsG
— SportsTalkFeed (@SportsTalkFeed) October 1, 2017
Giants haven't won a gime since this picture was taken pic.twitter.com/iW0Gxl7rDm
— Rob (@rob_young17) October 1, 2017
The 'NY' in the Giants logo stands for Next Year. pic.twitter.com/gf842iqtrg
— NFL MEMES (@NFLMemes4You) October 1, 2017
But fear not, Chargers and Giants fans. There’s a glimmer of hope.
Only good news for the Giants and Chargers is that they play each other next week – someone has to not lose
— Bill Barnwell (@billbarnwell) October 1, 2017
Winner: Dragon Ball Z
Pittsburgh Steelers rookie WR JuJu Smith-Schuster set social media on fire once again with another unique touchdown celebration. This week, he sparked a heated debate following an 11-yard touchdown grab against the Baltimore Ravens.
Was Smith-Schuster showing off his best Hadouken (from the video game “Street Fighter”) or was it a “Dragon Ball Z” tribute?
JuJu's celebration was a DBZ Kamehameha and not a Street Fighter Hadoken since he took time to draw energy from the universe duh c'mon folks
— maurice (@tallmaurice) October 1, 2017
That’s a 10/10 hadouken pic.twitter.com/yuHDgw8ICI
— Barstool Sports (@barstooltweetss) October 1, 2017
JuJu Smith-Schuster celebrated his TD with a HADOUKEN
— SB Nation (@SBNation) October 1, 2017
That’s a Kamehameha you peasant https://t.co/5kAzoBD9sJ
— Evan Sowards (@EvanSowards) October 1, 2017
Smith-Schuster finally put the debate to rest when he tweeted that his celebration was, in fact, a kamehameha, as seen in “Dragon Ball Z.”
I love celebrating!
— JuJu Smith-Schuster (@TeamJuJu) October 1, 2017
No word on how Smith-Schuster plans to follow this up, but the rookie appears to have plenty of celebrations up his sleeve.
Loser: Al Michaels
Legendary broadcaster Al Michaels had a regrettable moment in Sunday night’s game between the Seattle Seahawks and Indianapolis Colts when he mixed up RB Eddie Lacy with a guy who … is definitely not Eddie Lacy.
Michaels quickly corrected the gaffe, but that didn’t stop the internet from getting a few laughs off.
Al Michaels called that dude Eddie Lacy at first and I’m thinking “There’s no universe in which Eddie Lacy moves that fast."
— Tom Fornelli (@TomFornelli) October 2, 2017
LMAO EDDIE LACY AHAHAHAHAAHAHA that is my favorite call of Al Michaels' career
— Zach Whitman (@zjwhitman) October 2, 2017
only way eddie lacy moves that fast is if theirs a buffet in the endzone
— PFTCommenter (@PFTCommenter) October 2, 2017
That was the closest Eddie Lacy has been to scoring a TD this season.
— FantasyPros (@FantasyPros) October 2, 2017