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With a number of teams playoff hopes on the line, Week 18 saw one of the most dramatic finishes to an NFL season in recent memory.
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In amongst all the madness were some weird, wacky and wonderful moments that took place across the league. Here’s what you might’ve missed:
Jags fans clowning around
A bunch of Jacksonville Jaguars stayed true to their word and showed up to their team’s clash with the Indianapolis Colts dressed as clowns in order to protest the direction of the franchise under owner Shad Khan.
Ironically, the Jags had one of their best performances of the season, causing a major upset with a 26-11 victory that eliminated the Colts from the playoffs.
Jaguars fans came through with the clown fits 😭pic.twitter.com/03aXlHvhCH
— Pickswise (@Pickswise) January 9, 2022
McVay’s enthusiasm remains unmatched
If there’s one thing you can say about Los Angeles Rams head coach Sean McVay, it’s that he never lacks enthusiasm.
This was obvious again when McVay was spotted joining his players in the end zone to celebrate a touchdown against the
— NFL GameDay (@NFLGameDay) January 9, 2022
Giants’ ‘sad’ play call
Nothing sums up the New York Giants dismal season more than this play call.
Backed up on their own 4-yard line, the Giants ran a quarterback sneak on 3rd and 9, essentially conceding defeat on the drive, before bringing out the punting unit.
A sign of difficult times for the Giants’ offense as they run a QB sneak from their own 4-yard line on 3rd & 9 from this formation. pic.twitter.com/zFHSHsJikA
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) January 9, 2022
Ramsey’s impressive juggling act
There’s no denying Los Angeles Rams cornerback Jalen Ramsey is one of the most gifted athletes in the NFL.
The 27-year-old showed every bit of his athleticism and skill with this spectacular interception against the San Francisco 49ers.
— NFL (@NFL) January 9, 2022
Ravens’ not so touching tribute to Big Ben
The Baltimore Ravens showed there is no love lost between them and bitter AFC North rivals the Pittsburgh Steelers by airing a not so flattering tribute for retiring Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.
LOL the Ravens are currently doing a video 'tribute' to Ben Roethlisberger in which they're showing nothing but highlights and headlines of him getting sacked or losing. Now THAT'S how you do a rivalry.
— Dejan Kovacevic (@Dejan_Kovacevic) January 9, 2022
The Ravens with a pregame tribute video to Ben Roethlisberger
(aka a compilation of what feels like every bone-crushing hit the Ravens laid on the QB, an emphatic WE DON'T LIKE THEM from Terrell Suggs, capped off by Ben walking off with blood dripping from his broken nose)
— Jenna Harner (@JennaHarner11) January 9, 2022
Tomlin celebrates in style
The Ravens might’ve taken a nice shot at Roethlisberger pre-game, but it was his Steelers who got the last laugh, with a 16-13 overtime win to book their place in the playoffs.
Head coach Mike Tomlin even joined in the post-game celebrations, showcasing some slick dance moves.
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) January 9, 2022
Pats end regular season in hilarious fashion
Trailing the Miami Dolphins 27-24 backed up on their own goal line, the New England Patriots turned to some trickery to try and pull off a miracle win.
Unfortunately for them, the play backfired, with Miami coming up with an interception and one of the easiest touchdowns you’re ever likely to see.
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