The Seattle Seahawks had their bye week, but that doesn’t mean Enemy Reaction takes a break! We have several games to recap — not all of them, but the important ones! — including the stunning extra point miss by Justin Tucker, the play that got Blake Bortles benched, the dramatic 4th quarter rally by the Carolina Panthers over the Philadelphia Eagles, and much more.
As this is an “All Enemies” special edition, we’re only focusing on game thread screenshots, of which this week’s set is absolutely incredible. I swear there are at least three winning teams on here where you don’t even know that they actually won the game. Enjoy!
Titans keep hope alive with 4th-and-goal touchdown (20-19 LAC)
Mike Vrabel goes for the win, end ups losing with crummy play (20-19 LAC Final)
This is the fumble that got Blake Bortles benched
Mitchell Trubisky runs 80 yards for an 8-yard touchdown (10-7 CHI)
Block Party! (31-24 NE)
Hail Mary attempt comes up one yard short (38-31 NE Final)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 26 Cleveland Browns 23 - Overtime
Chandler Catanzaro misses game-winning field goal, leading to overtime (23-23)
Redemption for Catanzaro from 59 yards out! Buccaneers win! (26-23 TB Final)
Catanzaro had missed a FG and an extra point earlier in the game. Drills this 59-yarder to win it in OT.pic.twitter.com/lYoEnPBuqw— Alexandro Zatarain (@TheRealZatarain) October 21, 2018
Welcome to the Browns, Baker Mayfield! (His face is still like this.) pic.twitter.com/cRwMGFOuBc— theScore (@theScore) October 21, 2018
Game over? (17-0 PHI)
Greg Olsen completes the comeback (21-17 CAR)
Carson Wentz fumbles the game away, Panthers win! (21-17 CAR Final)
Justin Tucker...misses...extra...point? (24-23 NO Final)
Washington 20 Dallas Cowboys 17
One play after Cowboys get third-down conversion called back for holding, disaster strikes (20-10 WSH)
After snap infraction penalty, Brett Maher hits the upright from 52 yards out, Washington wins! (20-17 WSH Final)
Eli Manning sneaks the Giants into Enemy Reaction at the last-second
No timeouts? Let’s run back-to-back QB sneaks with the least athletic QB in the league! Over 40 seconds gone after Eli Manning’s failed sneaks. This is beyond baffling. #giants pic.twitter.com/RxO7LxgsFu— Jordan Schultz (@Schultz_Report) October 23, 2018
Enemy Preaction: Detroit Lions
For my money, the Eagles top the week just for that one guy who suggested they fire Doug Pederson, whom after literally winning the Super Bowl decided that he’s taken the team as far as he can. Never change, Philly fans.
The Detroit Lions are next up for the Seattle Seahawks and it is going to be a tough game. After years of futility, the Lions may have finally found their long-term answer at running back, as second-round rookie Kerryon Johnson has racked up 444 yards on just 69 carries. They also have a deep receiving corps with Marvin Jones, Kenny Golladay, and a certain Golden Tate to throw to. Detroit’s offense may not rank particularly high in terms of DVOA, but this is a much stiffer test for the Seahawks defense than what the Oakland Raiders put on display the week before. If they get the win on the road and pull above .500, it’ll be an absolutely phenomenal way to end October and significantly improve their chances of making the playoffs.
Thanks for reading and go ‘Hawks!