Dance practice and game balls: The Best Celebrations in Week 13
Teams obviously practice big plays and schemes during the week as they prepare for their opponent, but as we’ve seen increasingly skilled and choreographed dance moves and skits in NFL celebrations many, including myself, have often wondered how much time players spend practicing their celebrations. This week we got an answer, well kind of. In this week’s celebrations, we see old school dance moves, new dance moves and hear the best locker room speeches.
Note: The celebrations below are made public by team sites, media outlets, and players pages. We will add more when and if they become available.
Dance like it’s 1999
When is the last time you did the Macarena? The Seahawks went back to the 90s to celebrate one of their touchdowns yesterday.
Seahawks are going crazy with the celebrations today 😂
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) December 2, 2018
And of course, if you didn’t grow up doing the dance, you might need some practice before you go out and do it in the endzone.
OH MY GOD HE WAS PRACTICING FOR THE TD CELEBRATION IM CRYING https://t.co/y0HLIvIBhH
— Mina Kimes (@minakimes) December 2, 2018
AB going to AB
Antonio Brown is famous for more than his playmaking abilities; his TD dance caught the eye of almost everyone including Pizza Hut as he and teammate JuJu Smith-Schuster do the dance in a Pizza Hut commercial and yesterday they did it in the endzone.
— The Checkdown (@thecheckdown) December 3, 2018
This Celebration is Gold
The Seahawks had more than one celebration yesterday that was gold; this one poked at the Niners.
— Get Ya Popcorn (@GetYaPopcorn) December 2, 2018
Moving on to locker room speeches, there were plenty of great ones, and we start with the Giants overtime victory
Giants 30 Bears 27
After the OT win, the Giants are reminded of their resiliency and toughness.
“We can beat anybody we play, if we play the right way.” 🔊🆙 for Coach Shurmur’s message to the team after Sunday’s overtime victory!
— New York Giants (@Giants) December 3, 2018
Cardinals 20 Packers 17
Arizona got a big win over the Packers and after they celebrated the thing they went to Wisconsin to do.
Came here to do one thing.
— Arizona Cardinals (@AZCardinals) December 3, 2018
Jags 6 Colts 0
The Jags defense stopped a Colts team that had been looking good and after they celebrated their shutout victory.
The defense has held the Colts scoreless for the last 6 straight quarters.
— #DUUUVAL (@Jaguars) December 3, 2018
Texans 29 Browns 13
Houston is looking ever more dangerous week to week, and they celebrate their win over the Browns with a post-game speech from coach.
Great team win.
— Houston Texans (@HoustonTexans) December 2, 2018
Bucs 24 Panthers 17
The Bucs take down a division rival and celebrate with all the game balls!
3️⃣ INTs = 3️⃣ game balls pic.twitter.com/YNQYI3ttcd
— Tampa Bay Buccaneers (@Buccaneers) December 2, 2018
Broncos 24 Bengals 10
Devener took down the Bengals for their third win in a row and spend post-game feeling encouraged to keep up the same mentality.
“It’s been three in a row. But it’s been one at a time. … So let’s go back Monday with the same process.”
— Denver Broncos (@Broncos) December 2, 2018
Rams 30 Lions 16
The Rams get another win this Sunday, and Sean McVay and company celebrate their divisional win!
“This is special but we got more work to do!”
Inside the locker room of your NFC West Champions! pic.twitter.com/1eemF7Yuza
— Los Angeles Rams (@RamsNFL) December 2, 2018
Chiefs 40 Raiders 33
The Chiefs get it done against Oakland, and Pat Mahomes and company celebrate in the locker room the usual way.
— Kansas City Chiefs (@Chiefs) December 3, 2018
Chargers 33 Steelers 30
The LA Chargers have done it again, and the locker room is lit with energy and celebrations after their Sunday night win over the Steelers.
THEY CAN’T SEE US pic.twitter.com/ku0B1yqr2P
— Los Angeles Chargers (@Chargers) December 3, 2018