The second week of the #NFL season was dominated by upsets, injured stars, clutch performances from familiar names and another off-the-field story. And while the play on the gridiron provided thrills, the conversation about the top stories on and off the field played out on Twitter.
Week 2: Most-mentioned #NFL players and teams
The #NFL saw fantastic performances by star veterans and teams this week that drove the Twitter conversation. Missed a touchdown? @NFL has you covered:
The @Browns, @Chargers, @buffalobills and @ChicagoBears came up with big upset wins, while veterans Brandon Marshall (@BMarshall) and Antonio Gates (@AntonioGates85) each found the fountain of youth by scoring three touchdowns apiece.
@RSherman_25 turned to Twitter to answer critics after his @Seahawks lost to the @Chargers:
Here are the top five most-mentioned #NFL players (player name and/or player Twitter handle) on Twitter during week two of play (from Thursday, Sept. 11 through Monday, Sept. 15):
When the @Vikings announced that they were deactivating star running back Adrian Peterson (@AdrianPeterson) for Sunday’s game due to his legal trouble off the field, NFL fans and media members immediately discussed the breaking news.
As reported by @ESPNNFL, Peterson will be back with the @Vikings this week:
After the announcement, he Tweeted this statement:
Here are the top five most-mentioned team accounts on Twitter during week two of play (from Thursday, Sept. 11 through Monday, Sept. 15):
Click on this image below to explore this data visualization that features week two’s most mentioned players and teams (and related Tweets). We will update this data viz each week of the season on Tuesdays.
Week 2: Most-Tweeted games and moments
Week two was filled with close games, upsets and big plays. 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):
See more here from @NielsenSocial on the reach of Twitter activity around this past week’s #NFL games.
Week 2: Tweets of the week
Missed a moment or two during a busy #NFL weekend? We put together this collection of Tweets from week two. Enjoy!
Remember to follow the NFL action on Twitter and come back every Tuesday as we recap how the #NFL played out each week.