Tonight’s Thursday Night Football contest between the Miami Dolphins and Baltimore Ravens was the exact opposite of last week’s Raiders-Chiefs tilt. This one was a laugher from the beginning, and even losing Joe Flacco due to a nasty, cheap hit from Kiko Alonso didn’t stop the Ravens from moving to 4-4 on the year. They’ve put the UK meltdown behind them. A game that ends 40-0 and one team loses their starting QB for the game means there is plenty of opportunity for farce, nonsense and absurdity. Here are five crazy things you might have missed if you had better time management skills than I do and didn’t partake.
5. TWITTER HAS JOKES, PART 3.14159
Alex Collins played exceptionally well tonight, especially in the first half. He was insanely quick and fast, and Twitter had ideas about his former employer.
The Seahawks could use a back like Alex Collins
— Gregg Rosenthal (@greggrosenthal) October 27, 2017
Who would’ve thought the Seahawks could’ve used Alex Collins at this point in the season.
— Alex Guzmán (@dynasty_ag) October 27, 2017
The Seahawks could use a guy like this Collins.
— Joe Dolan (@FG_Dolan) October 27, 2017
4. IF THIS IS A CONSULAR SHIP, WHERE IS THE AMBASSADOR
Ndamukong Suh channeled his inner Darth Vader on Ryan Mallett. Many Joe Flaccos died to bring the Ravens the plans to win the game.
— Mark Sanz (@MarcusSanz) October 27, 2017
3. THAT’S NOT HOW MATH WORKS, MIAMI
In the first quarter, Jay Ajayi had a 21 yard run for the Dolphins. In the first quarter, Kenny Stills had a 20 yard catch for the Dolphins. They ended the quarter with 33 yards if you include sacks and penalties. That’s… very, very bad.
The Phins are gonna end the first with a net of 33 offensive yards, despite plays of 20 and 21 yards.
Oh my god.#MIAvsBAL
— Jeff Crypt-sko (@jmkrisko) October 27, 2017
2. GRIFF WHALEN DENIES US Special-Teams-WTF.Griff 2.0
This could’ve gone much worse for the Ravens pic.twitter.com/lyajGJs1I1
— SB Nation NFL (@SBNationNFL) October 27, 2017
Griff Whalen almost hilariously fumbled a ball off his dang face. Instead he caught it and saved us from further hilarity. If you remember, he was in on this Special Teams gem, too:
1. WELL, THIS CAT WAS MORE ELUSIVE THAN ANY DOLPHINS PLAYER TODAY, AT LEAST
A cat ran across the field right before the Ravens started taking knees. He was harder to take down than any Dolphin tonight.
— Alexis Goldstein (@alexisgoldstein) October 27, 2017
I did a Sun Basket dinner partway through this (promo code ABSURDITY… nah just kidding, that would be cool though) and missed literally nothing of consequence. This game was dumb, bad garbage. Tune in to Thursday Night Football next week for the Bills and Jets. I envy the dead.