Week 9 of the NFL season kicked off on the first Sunday after the league’s trade deadline as several players made their debuts with new teams. But one team in particular struggled after not making a trade near the deadline, prompting one of the Packers’ most famous fans to publicly call out Aaron Rodgers.
Seattle Seahawks at Arizona Cardinals
Geno and Pete share a moment
It was all smiles in Seattle when Geno Smith’s fourth-quarter touchdown pass gave the Seahawks a 24-14 lead, then he hugged head coach Pete Carroll.
Strike a pose!
Zaven Collins put the cardinals back in front with a second-half pick-six by Geno Smith, and Arizona’s defense set the tone afterward:
Kyler is not happy at D-Hop
Kyler Murray and DeAndre Hopkins connected for an early touchdown, but the Cardinals quarterback was seen yelling at his star receiver after Seattle stopped Arizona on a ensuing drive.
The trade comes after an NFL Network report that the Cardinals surprisingly engaged in trade discussions with Hopkins before the midseason trade deadline.
Cardinals fans don’t seem thrilled.
Green Bay Packers at Detroit Lions
Lil Wayne plays Rodgers
The Lions entered their Week 9 game against the division rival Packers with the worst scoring defense in the NFL. Aaron Rodgers, meanwhile, entered the game with an 18-6 career record against the Lions. However, Rodgers threw three interceptions as the Lions held the Packers scoreless until midway through the third quarter and eventually upset their NFC North foes 15-9.
The Packers’ stunning loss dropped them to 3-6 on the season. Packers fans are not happy with their team or their superstar quarterback, including rapper Lil Wayne.
FOX Sports analyst and undisputed co-anchor Shannon Sharpe was equally blunt in his assessment of Rodgers after the loss.
Rodgers Gets Frustrated … Against Detroit?!?
Both Rodgers and head coach Matt LaFleur were stunned after Rodgers’ first interception.
Then, after throwing another interception to Lions rookie running back Aidan Hutchinson, cameras caught Rodgers looking visibly frustrated on the phone in the coach’s booth.
Rodgers again showed frustration after throwing another interception in the third quarter.
Related Dan Campbell
After his team pulled off the upset, Lions head coach Dan Campbell kept it real.
Buffalo Bills at New York Jets
Jets star rookie cornerback Sauce Gardner, who not only intercepted Bills quarterback Josh Allen but also had the game-sealing pass breakup on a fourth down by Allen, celebrated pretending to make a snow angel.
Jets troll Bills stadium renderings
A small detail in the stadium renderings recently released by the Bills – a scoreboard showing Buffalo with a 24-3 lead over the Jets – went unnoticed by many, but not by the Jets, who used it to trolling the Bills after their win on Sunday.
Cowboy, Schwartz breaks Bills
The Jets’ defense was on full display in their win over the Bills on Sunday, but that didn’t stop FOX Sports’ Colin Cowherd and Geoff Schwartz from criticizing Buffalo’s poor performance.
Carolina Panthers at Cincinnati Bengals
Cincy celebrates Mixon’s performance
Bengals running back Joe Mixon had a historic day, scoring a franchise-record five touchdowns in Cincinnati’s loss to the Panthers. And Mixon and his teammates were ready to celebrate their results in style, including a Lambeau Field-style jump, a Rob Gronkowski-style spike from center Ted Karras, a dance with wide receiver Tee Higgins and an amazing callback to Remember The Titans:
This guy probably loves what he’s watching:
Minnesota Vikings at Washington Commanders
Kirk Cousins likes it!
The Vikings survived an upset bid by the Commanders, and when former Washington quarterback Kirk Cousins walked off the field, he was greeted by a group of Vikings fans chanting his now-signature catchphrase.
The Vikings also had a unique bowling-themed celebration earlier in the game, and safety Josh Metellus said the team has more where it came from.
The Vikings also had fun in the locker room after the win
Of course, there was only one way for Cousins to break the postgame rally after a win in his return to Washington…
… and then you celebrate on the plane ride with your friends:
Taylor “Him” icke?
The Commanders entered their home game against the one-loss Vikings as underdogs, but took an early lead, though not without some controversy. Washington quarterback Taylor Heinicke connected with wide receiver Curtis Samuel on a deep touchdown pass, but was helped when Vikings defensive end Camryn Bynum ran into a referee. The score stood, as the refs are considered part of the field by the NFL rulebook, but social media was buzzing about the play.
However, Commanders fans are still delighted with Heinicke’s performance in place of the injured Carson Wentz:
Miami Dolphins at Chicago Bears
Justin Fields’ heroics kept the Bears closely matched with the Dolphins’ potent offense throughout the game. Miami’s defense, including new star addition Bradley Chubb, had trouble bringing him down all afternoon.
While Mike McDaniel’s offense, led by Tua Tagovailoa, helped Miami keep pace, McDaniel appears to have resorted to begging for mercy when it comes to stopping Fields.
But a fall from Bears wide receiver Equanimeous St. Brown’s fourth down allowed the Dolphins to escape Chicago with a 35-32 victory.
Tua receives her flowers
Tagovailoa finished with 21 passes on 30 attempts with three touchdowns and no interceptions in the win over the Bears, continuing a breakout NFL season for the former Alabama star. Sharpe and FOX Sports colleague Emmanuel Acho gave the Dolphins quarterback props and argued that Tagovailoa should receive even more recognition.
Los Angeles Chargers at Atlanta Falcons
Dicker the hero!
Cameron Dicker, signed to the Chargers’ practice squad on Thursday, made a last-second field goal in a 20-17 win over the Falcons in Atlanta on Sunday and was carried off the field by his new teammates team
Dicker has had a crazy ride this year, as Acho explained:
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