Week 14 of the #NFL saw the @Seahawks prevail in a battle of the birds in Philly, while the @Patriots, @Packers and @AZCardinals become the first teams to get 10 wins. Those games, along with a major upset in the battle by the bay, all played out on Twitter.
The @Seahawks flew into Philly for a big NFC matchup against the @Eagles that had major playoff implications. Seattle’s defense dominated from start to finish and Russell Wilson (@DangeRussWilson) threw for two TDs in their 24-14 win.
The @Patriots went into San Diego on @SNFonNBC and came out as the AFC’s top seed with a 24-13 win over the @Chargers. Tom Brady had another huge game, as did one of his favorite targets Julian Edelman (@Edelman11), in the 10th win of the season for the Pats.
The @Steelers and the @Bengals faced off in an AFC north showdown that saw Pittsburgh win convincingly 42-21 behind 185 rushing yards and three total TDs from star running back Le’veon Bell (@L_Bell26). Ben Roethlisberger threw for 350 yards and three TDs as well.
The @Saints have to be disappointed with their effort as the @Panthers dominated on all facets of the game in their 41-10 win over New Orleans. QB Cam Newton (@CameronNewton) threw for three TDs and running back Jonathan Stewart (@jonathanstewar1) ran for 155 yards and a score.
@Lions QB Matthew Stafford threw three TDs, including one to star WR Calvin Johnson en route to a 34-17 win over the @TBBuccaneers. Running back Joique Bell (@JoiqueBell) added 83 yards and a TD on the ground as well.
Other notable week 14 moments included Odell Beckham, Jr. (@OBJ_3) leading the @Giants to an easy 36-7 win over the @TennesseeTitans; the @Broncos beating the @buffalobills 24-17; and the @dallascowboys defeating the @ChicagoBears 41-28 on Thursday Night Football.
Most-mentioned #NFL players and teams
Here are the top five most-mentioned #NFL players (player name and/or player Twitter handle) on Twitter during week 14 of play (Thursday, Dec. 4 through Monday, Dec. 8):
Here are the top five most-mentioned team accounts on Twitter during week 14 of play (Thursday, Dec. 4 through Monday, Dec. 8):
Click on the image below to explore this data visualization that features week 14’s most-mentioned players and teams (and related Tweets). We will update this data viz each week of the season on Tuesdays.
Most-Tweeted games and moments
Here are the top five most-Tweeted games during and around live telecasts based on number of Tweets, as measured by Nielsen Social (@NielsenSocial).
And here are the moments that sparked the top Tweets per minute (TPM) peaks during live televised games, as measured by Nielsen Social (@NielsenSocial).
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And here’s a collection featuring Tweets from week 14:
Remember to follow the NFL action on Twitter all season long and come back every Tuesday as we recap how the #NFL played out each week. And in case you missed it, check out this blog post on our #NFL fan follower map.