Week 7 of the NFL starts on Thursday night with the Oakland Raiders at the Kansas City Chiefs, however, now is a perfect time to take a look back at the best celebrations of week 6.
In a week that saw shocks and plenty of upsets, including the New York Giants managing to get their first win of the season against the Denver Broncos on primetime TV and the season-ending injury to Aaron Rodgers, the party did not stop for many of the organisations offence.
The touchdown celebration rule is the biggest present the NFL has giving its fans for the 2017 season, as the players’ imaginations and creativity coming to the forefront, making the viewing all that more entertaining.
Having already seen homages to Dragon Ball Z and former players in the league, anything and truly, everything, can now appear to happen, with the Pittsburgh Steelers at the top of the list of producing the most imaginative celebrations.
1. Golden Tate channelled his inner Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson
— Thomas Duffy (@TJDhoops) October 15, 2017
The Detroit Lions Wide Receiver dropped the ‘People’s Elbow’ on the football when he ran into the End Zone against the New Orleans Saints, which was seen by the ‘People’s Champion’ himself.
Should Golden Tate decide to take up wrestling as a career choice once his life with football is over, he’ll have to change his signature move, although his Twitter handle ‘Showtime Tate’ would appear as though he already has his ring name sorted.
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) October 15, 2017
2. Antonio Brown goes all Wu-Tang-Clan on us
Antonio Brown touchdown celebration pic.twitter.com/GdywDY0zRD
— Steve Noah (@Steve_OS) October 15, 2017
The Pittsburgh Steelers Wide Receiver decided to go back to his old school music days and it definitely paid off, with JuJu Smith-Schuster also getting involved and passing it back to one of the best in the league at his position.
3. Le’Veon Bell may take up Boxing after the NFL
Le’Veon Bell got a flag for this TD celebration.
— Dan Levy (@DanLevyThinks) October 15, 2017
The running back for the Pittsburgh Steelers also decided it would be great to make the most of the celebration rule, by carrying out a boxing routine on the goal post – although he was subsequently flagged for it (we thought the flags were out?!)
4. Wesley Woodyard makes a stop on a 4th and 1
— The Checkdown (@thecheckdown) October 17, 2017
It seems players will now take an opportunity to celebrate at any moment, with the Tennessee Titans linebacker finding the perfect moment to take the praises from his defensive partners, with a “we’re not worthy” display.
5. “You Can’t See Me” in this celebration
— Ryan Cook (@RyanCook13) October 15, 2017
Los Angeles Charges running back Melvin Gordon decided to use some inspiration from the WWE when he had his moment to shine in the end zone, so he went to possibly the biggest superstar in the sports entertainment industry ever – John Cena. (It’s a surprise anybody has seen him though!)
6. Mark Ingram becomes the “Backpack Kid”
Mark Ingram’s TD celebration. 😂 pic.twitter.com/ssBVtyAdPr
— Sporting News (@sportingnews) October 15, 2017
The New Orleans Saints running back tried to imitate the ‘backpack kid’ from Katy Perry’s Saturday Night Live gig, however, he accepted himself that he had not done the moves justice.
Maybe it’s because it’s his first touchdown of the season, or maybe he just cannot execute it as well as he can when he is practising in a mirror at home?
It wasn't "game ready" I did so much better at home!! Folded under pressure 😂😂😂 Redemption will be had!! https://t.co/OylHiZgP9M
— Mark Ingram II (@MarkIngram22) October 16, 2017