Week 1 of the 2016 NFL season has officially come to a close with two Monday night football games. Monday was full of surprises, great plays, and crazy celebrations, mostly by Antonio Brown. These two games conclude a crazy week one, but here we'll take a look at the best moments from Monday night.
Eli Rogers First NFL Touchdown
Before Monday, I'm guessing most of America did not know who Eli Rogers was. Before Martavis Bryant was suspended, Rogers wasn't even supposed to see many snaps on the field. But, once Bryant and Wheaton were out, it was the next man up and Rogers took advantage of that on Monday.
After Ben Roethlisberger threw a bullet pass to Sammie Coates in the end zone, it bounced off of his chest and right into the facemask of Rogers. Somehow, Rogers put his hands out and caught the ball in the end zone after it smacked off of his face. This will truly be a touchdown to remember for Eli Rogers.
Antonio Brown Twerks in the end zone
Antonio Brown is an athletic freak. After Monday, Brown shut up his haters and showed the world why he's awesome. After his second touchdown of the game he pulled out quite the celebration.
In a non-PG act, Brown twerked in the end zone. Yes, he actually twerked. I think it's safe to say that this is the first time ever an NFL player has twerked in the end zone. After his infamous celebration, social media blew up. There were memes, tweets, and even gifs of Brown in the end zone.
Mike Tomlin Pulls a Jack Del Rio
After seeing what Del Rio did on Sunday, Tomlin tried to upstage him and that he did. On a 4th and 1 situation, Tomlin decided to go for it and boy was he rewarded. Roethlisberger threw a perfect dime to Antonio Brown in the end zone. Brown beat the corner once again to reel in a 29 yard touchdown to put the Steelers up by 1. Del Rio's call may have been more risky and ballsy, but Tomlin's call was a lot more flashy thanks to the work of his talented offense.
Aaron Donald Gets Ejected
In what was a rough night for Rams fans, Defensive Lineman Aaron Donald did his team no favors. Donald has cemented himself as one of the best defensive lineman in the league with his ability and toughness. But, his temper got the best of him on Monday night.
After a rough play and a little skirmish in the middle of the field, Donald went face to face with Quinton Patton. Donald proceeded to grab his neck and thrust his helmet off of his head and flags were thrown. Ultimately, Donald was ejected from the game, getting a nice sendoff from the 49ers fans across Levi Stadium.
Drunk Fan Runs Onto The Field
In probably the most exciting play of the night for the fans in Santa Clara, during the 4th quarter of a boring and lopsided game, a fan ran onto the field. While this is not an uncommon feat, a fan running onto a football field hasn't been done in a long time. Unfortunately for us at home, the cameras didn't show the fan running around, but we got great commentary from Sports radio announcer Kevin Harlan about the incident. While the fan was running around the field, Harlan narrates the whole occurrence to the joy of all of the people watching at home.
Two games, two very different endings. With Week 1 one in the book, teams will look to improve this week and get everyone healthy for Week 2. Week 1 is always a spectacle to, but the question is, what will Week 2 of the NFL season have in store for us?