Taylor Lewan epitomized the old adage “puke and rally” just before the Tennessee Titans’ contest Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Taylor Lewan is excited about playing the @jaguars today pic.twitter.com/fUjz2j6AVl— Randall Paints (@RandallPaints) September 23, 2018
The illustrious Urban Dictionary defines the phrase as, “any event that made you puke and you then resumed with even more gusto than before.” Lewan’s Titans muscled their way to a 9-6 road victory over the Jaguars to move into a tie for first in the AFC South.
As Lewan later announced:
.... win some.. lose some.. https://t.co/JmhSwyz8u4— Taylor Lewan (@TaylorLewan77) September 24, 2018
He wasn’t the only one to make waves on social media during Week 3 action. Cleveland Brown safety Jabrill Peppers tallied four tackles en route to a 21-17 triumph over the New York Jets on Thursday night.
Considering the win was the franchise’s first in 635 days, he understandably celebrated in style.
Mood in Cleveland.#Browns pic.twitter.com/tkCaUAu1da— NFL (@NFL) September 21, 2018
He also returned two punts for eight yards. Despite helping the Browns to a win, Ohioans let the world know it was his first ever win in the Buckeye State, let alone his first win since 2016.
Cleveland fans must be asking for more bad karma.
In the most shocking turn of events, Tom Brady ended up throwing the ball worse than current Lions coach — and former Patriots defensive coordinator — Matt Patricia.
Matt Patricia throwing in the first half > Tom Brady in the first half #Patriots #Lions pic.twitter.com/HF52eQobmZ— Loose Change Podcast (@LooseChangePod) September 24, 2018
Brady threw for just 133 yards in Sunday night’s 26-10 defeat at Ford Field, including a fourth-quarter interception to snuff a rally.
The double-digit loss to previously winless Detroit is just another in a series of bad press for Brady and New England. There’s a boiling rift between Brady and Bill Belichick, the addition of the troubled Josh Gordon and the attempted trade of Rob Gronkowski.
Many have learned to never bet against Brady, but the wheels may be coming off in Beantown.
- Speaking of the Lions, rookie running back Kerryon Johnson became their first 100-yard rusher since 2013. With holes like these created by center Graham Glasgow, it’s easy to understand why.
The #Lions ran between Glasgow and Ragnow a lot last night, with holes like this it’s no wonder. pic.twitter.com/4ufyzdnMqw— Erik Schlitt (@erikschlitt) September 24, 2018
Overall, Glasgow helmed a line that produced 159 yards rushing on 33 carries, as well as only allowing one sack on Matt Stafford.
- Carolina Panther wideout Devin Funchess snagged four balls for 67 yards and a touchdown in a 31-21 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals.
He almost singlehandedly broke a tie in the second quarter with two straight grabs.
So far, the fourth-year player has 14 catches for 185 yards, which projects just below 1,000 yards on the year.
- Bengal defensive tackle Ryan Glasgow made four tackles in the loss, but he also will miss the rest of the season after tearing his ACL. Among Michigan defenders playing this weekend, the following made the stat sheet:
Raiders defensive back Leon Hall (three tackles) and defensive tackle Maurice Hurst (tackle), Vikings linebacker Ben Gedeon (two tackles), Eagles defensive end Brandon Graham (two tackles), Ravens defensive lineman Chris Wormley (tackle) and Cowboy defensive end Taco Charlton (three tackles).
Seahawk defensive end Frank Clark recorded a sack among his two tackles.
- Jake Butt contributed two catches for eight yards in the Broncos’ 27-14 loss to Baltimore.
With 12 catches for 85 yards in the first three contests, he projects to 453 yards on the year.
- Vikings punter Matt Wile continues to boom the ball. He averaged over 50 yards a punt in Minnesota’s 27-6 loss to Buffalo.
In 2018, he is averaging 46.1 yards an attempt, and has pinned nine punts inside the 20-yard line.
- The following on teams’ 53-man rosters failed to a make their respective box scores, either due to injury or lack of playing time:
Seattle receiver Amara Darboh (hip), safety Delano Hill (hamstring) and H-back Khalid Hill (bench).
Kansas City quarterback Chad Henne (backup), Baltimore defensive tackle Willie Henry (hernia), Dallas cornerback Jourdan Lewis (bench), Green Bay linebacker Jake Ryan (ACL), Denver safety Dymonte Thomas (abdomen) and Jacksonville safety Jarrod Wilson (bench).
Lewis’ name has been floated around in trade talks.