Instant Replay: Celebrate good times

November 27, 2011|By Brian Moore, RedEye

It was the touchdown celebration of the day, if not the season.

After Buffalo receiver Steve Johnson caught a five-yard pass that gave the Bills a 14-7 lead over the N.Y. Jets, Johnson unholstered his finger guns and proceeded to "shoot himself" in the thigh. The celebration mocked Jets receiver Plaxico Burress' famous self-inflicted gunshot wound that sent him to jail three years ago.

But he wasn't done. Johnson then mocked Jets receiver Santonio Holmes flight-crew moves by spreading his arms and flying through the end zone before "crashing" to the turf.

He was flagged for excessive celebration. You think?

OH YES

Beanie Wells

The Arizona Cardinals haven't had much to cheer about this season. But on Sunday, in the Cards' 23-20 win over St. Louis, running back Beanie Wells had Arizona fans buzzing—and his fantasy owners smiling with a 228-yard, one-touchdown day.

OH NO

Blaine Gabbert

Admit it, you didn't even know this Jacksonville quarterback existed. Well, Sunday's performance won't help. He was so bad, 13-of-29 for 136 yards, that he was replaced by Luke McCown. Yes, THE Luke McCown.

UH-OH

Matt Leinart

If you're a Houston Texans quarterback named Matt, chances are you're injured. First, starter Matt Schaub is put on injured reserve last week, then his replacement, Matt Leinart, leaves Sunday's game with a shoulder injury and didn't return. Call it an unwelcome, Matt.

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