Week four of the #NFL brought football to London, saw old faces in new places and proved that you can never predict the outcome on the field or on Twitter, as we once again witnessed numerous blowout victories, a few upsets and a lot of great Tweets.
Most-mentioned #NFL players, teams
In other games, quarterbacks Aaron Rodgers (@AaronRodgers12), Andrew Luck and Eli Manning threw four touchdowns apiece to lead their teams to convincing victories:
But Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) and Frank Gore put the team on their backs and won the NFC showdown 26-21:
@SNFonNBC featured a big matchup between the @Saints and the @dallascowboys. Despite a valiant late comeback effort by Drew Brees (@DrewBrees) and the @Saints, Tony Romo, Terrance Williams (@TerranceWill2) and DeMarco Murray (@DeMarcoMurray) got Dallas out to a big lead that proved to be too much for New Orleans to overcome:
Other notable stories included the @Vikings beating the @Atlanta_Falcons behind three Matt Asiata touchdowns, and Jamaal Charles (@JCharles25) and the @KCChiefs beating the @Patriots convincingly on @ESPNMondayNight:
Here are the top five most-mentioned #NFL players (player name and/or player Twitter handle) on Twitter during week four of play (Thursday, Sept. 25 through Monday, Sept. 29):
Here are the top five most-mentioned team accounts on Twitter during week four of play (Thursday, Sept. 22 through Monday, Sept. 29):
Click on this image below to explore this data visualization that features week four’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
Week four was filled with high-scoring games, big plays and a some upsets. 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):
Tweets of the week
And we put together this collection of Tweets from week four. Enjoy!
Remember to follow the NFL action on Twitter and come back every Tuesday as we recap how the #NFL played out each week.
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