The NFL did the easy part — scaling back restrictions on teams for celebrations in the end zone. What they opened the floodgates for is up to the players themselves.
Week 5 has by far been the most creative and hilarious week of celebrations. Here's a recap and ranking of the best:
Chiefs: The dance party
There's no doubt Travis Kelce has moves, but NFL fans deserve more than just a random smattering of dancing after one of the tight end's punishing touchdowns. Or perhaps the juxtaposition of the fanciful prancing against the violent nature of football (Kelce later left with a likely concussion) is where the humor lies. Regardless, you can do better.
Travis Kelce touchdown celebration pic.twitter.com/HfnM8bMeLh— Steve Noah (@Steve_OS) October 3, 2017
Giants: The resuscitation
This celebration is almost ominous in it's foreshadowing. The Giants literally sent their entire wide receiving corps to the infirmary, with Odell Beckham Jr. himself out for the season as he will go under the knife to get surgery for his ankle. It's better than when he peed in the Eagles' end zone — but not much better.
That Odell Beckham Jr. touchdown celebration. pic.twitter.com/aOBSa24jzS— Faux NFL Network™ (@FauxNFLnetwork) October 8, 2017
Rating: A little too on the nose
Packers: The bobsled
The humor is there. The coordination, eventually, is there too, as the Green Bay bobsledders lean left and right for some hairpin turns. Overall a very solid piece of celebrating.
Packers preparing for the bobsled in the Winter Olympics pic.twitter.com/SMoyY88XzA— Clay Wendler (@ClayWendler) October 8, 2017
Eagles: The home run
Best for last, the Eagles claim this was a last-minute spontaneous idea. Extra points for Carson Wentz bending in to act as home plate umpire. Torrey Smith's first touchdown catch of the season, a 59-yard bomb, was less memorable than his swing afterwards. A little crowded there at the plate, but in all a fantastic celebration and likely the best of the year so far.
the best end zone celebration I have ever seen in my life. pic.twitter.com/GL5ywbPiLW— chris jones¯\_(ツ)_/¯ (@LONG_DRIVE) October 8, 2017
Rating: It's outta here!