Thursday Night Farceball usually comes immediately after the conclusion of Thursday Night Football, but I had to drive an hour down to my in-laws’ house after the game then make my way all the back home today before putting this bad boy together. That’s right, I was there!
Most of this game was intensely boring as a 49ers fan in person, to be honest. At the half, it was 97 to nothing and Todd Gurley had 17 touchdowns off of 32 Brian Hoyer first-play interceptions (I had a few adult beverages, this may not be accurate). The second half was great! And that takes us to the five crazy, insane things that happened on Thursday Night Football this week.
Thursday Night Farceball: Los Angeles Rams at San Francisco 49ers
5. RAMS-49ERS ACTUALLY HAD A GOOD GAME?!
The first half was set up to be another Thursday Night Football stinker outside of Todd Gurley’s fantasy football prowess, but this week’s Thursday Night Football had everything, especially in the last few minutes.
The 49ers scored a touchdown to bring them within a two-point conversion to tie it!
But they missed it.
So they needed an on-side kick!
Which they pulled off!
And then #4 happened…
4. A JUKE SO DEVASTATING IT’S LITERALLY ILLEGAL
Then Trent Taylor juked Nickell Robey-Coleman so hard he got called for offensive pass interference.
Trent Taylor broke 23 ankles and they called it pass interference. pic.twitter.com/TiAj3plUqk
— David Cosce For OC (@davidcosce) September 22, 2017
Imagine getting shook so hard the refs thought you were the victim of a penalty. At least he got to go home knowing he lost the battle but won the war.
3. SAMMY WATKINS IS ALIVE AND WELL IN LOS ANGELES
— betitodotcom-sports (@betitodotcom) September 22, 2017
— Lynce (@lyncejr) September 22, 2017
And somehow #TNF has produced the entire Sammy Watkins biopic in one quarter.
Scores touchdown. Goes to locker room.
— Taylor Canevari (@TACanevari) September 22, 2017
2. THE NFL CARES ABOUT PLAYER SAFETY, REALLY
Sammy Watkins (concussion)
Kyle Juszczyk (concussion)
Jaquiski Tartt (concussion)
Tavon Austin (concussion)
Brock Coyle (concussion)
1. BUT NOBODY CARES ABOUT YOUR FANTASY TEAM
— NFLJunkie (@Junkie_NFL) September 22, 2017
It's a HAT TRICK for @TG3II!
— NFL (@NFL) September 22, 2017
The guy who had Gurley in my league is already 2-0 with over 400 points this year. Should I just give up on the season now??
— Ryan Haydon (@RyanHaydon11) September 22, 2017
—Todd Gurley to all his fantasy owners pic.twitter.com/YvEEuq2gNJ
— ESPN (@espn) September 22, 2017
I'm facing Gurley in two fantasy leagues this week… pic.twitter.com/Xaqg62gulh
— Michael Fabiano (@Michael_Fabiano) September 22, 2017
“Gurley is a wasted 3rd Round pick” they said during Bestball season
— Josh ADHD (@FantasyADHD) September 22, 2017
And finally we’ll leave you with a little #TwitterAfterDark
— Kento Ito (@alchemistmuffin) September 22, 2017