Tweets were flying through the Twittersphere last week as all 32 NFL teams competed in Week 1 of the 2012 season. Fans flocked to Twitter to show support for their teams in what proved to be a week full of surprises, upsets and even some NFL records.
Ready. Set. Football! on.nfl.com/Week1Scores
— NFL ( @nfl) September 9, 2012
Each week we’ll track the top tweeted-about games in the NFL and bring them to you. During week 1 alone, there were more than 2 million tweets about the NFL!
In week 1, the most talked about games were:
Additional NFL-on-Twitter highlights from Week 1 include:
Rookie quarterback @RGIII’s two touchdowns, which lead the @redskins to a 40-32 win over the @saints.
#Redskins QB @ rgiii is only player in @ nflhistory w/ 300+ pass yds, 2+ pass TDs, 0 INTs in his @ nfl debut. #HTTR
— Redskins ( @Redskins) September 10, 2012
San Francisco kicker @DavidAkers2 tied an NFL record with a 63-yard field goal, during the @49ers first victory over the @packers at Lambeau Field for the first time since 1990.
The #49ers #BeatThePackers. Who’s got it better than us?
— San Francisco 49ers ( @49ers) September 10, 2012
Despite WR @Reggie_Wayne87’s nine receptions, the @ChicagoBears came out on top, beating the @nflcolts 41-21
And that’s the game. #Bears defeat the Colts 41-21.
— Chicago Bears ( @ChicagoBears) September 9, 2012
While they couldn’t cross the goal line in the preseason, the @nyjets changed that quickly in the regular season with a 48-28 victory over the @buffalobills.
Sanchez: I’m confident in this team. I’m confident in this coaching staff. There’s a good vibe going around the building.
— New York Jets ( @nyjets) September 9, 2012
In his return, Peyton lead the @denver_bronco’s to a 31-19 victory over the @steelers. Four-time MVP Manning completed 19 of 26 passes, totaling 253 yards with two touchdowns.
Broncos kneel to win the game.Final score - Steelers 19; Broncos 31.
— Pittsburgh Steelers ( @steelers) September 10, 2012
Keep tuning in for our weekly NFL-on-Twitter roundups. In the meantime, check out our @NFL “Get Started” page for Twitter.
Omid Ashtari (@omid)
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