NFL Week 5: Aaron Rodgers, Ben Roethlisberger highlight social media winners and losers

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<a class="link rapid-noclick-resp" href="/nfl/players/7200/" data-ylk="slk:Aaron Rodgers">Aaron Rodgers</a> did it again in Dallas. (AP)
Aaron Rodgers did it again in Dallas. (AP)

Another NFL Sunday has come and gone, and that means it is time to crown some social media winners and losers! 

First, take a look at last week’s recap featuring Deshaun Watson’s coming out party and Jay Cutler’s attempt at the wildcat.

Alright, now let’s get started with this week’s action. 

Loser: Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger

Big Ben put up the worst outing of his career against the Jacksonville Jaguars Sunday afternoon, throwing FIVE interceptions in a 30-9 loss at home.

Winner: Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers 

If there’s one thing we’ve learned over Aaron Rodgers’ nine seasons as an NFL starter it’s this: Do NOT give the Green Bay Packers QB any amount of time to work with at the end of the game or you WILL get burned.

Rodgers did it again in Dallas, the same place where he won a Super Bowl, leading a game-winning drive to beat the Cowboys 35-31. And the memes were glorious.

Winner: Cleveland Browns rookie Myles Garrett 

How can you be a social media winner on a day when your team lost? Well, we grade on a curve here and the 0-5 Cleveland Browns are looking for every ounce of joy they can find.

First-overall draft pick Myles Garrett made his NFL debut Sunday against the New York Jets and recorded a sack on his FIRST-EVER snap.

He recorded another sack in the game and celebrated with a tribute to Cleveland Cavaliers guard JR Smith, and got a co-sign from the man himself.

Garrett’s stellar debut had some fans wondering if he could lend his services to the rest of the team.

Loser: NFL fans

The injury bug hit the NFL hard in Week 5.

The New York Giants lost FOUR receivers to injury, and the team’s brightest star Odell Beckham Jr. could be done for the year with a fractured ankle.

In Sunday night’s game, Houston Texans star J.J. Watt had to be carted off the field after going down with a “fractured tibial plateau,” mostly likely ending his season.

Other big names going down included Chiefs TE Travis Kelce (concussion), Texans LB Whitney Mercilus (chest injury), Bills TE Charles Clay (knee injury), Jets RB Bilal Powell (calf injury), Dolphins WR Devante Parker (sprained ankle), Lions QB Matthew Stafford (leg injury), Lions DT Haloti Ngata (elbow injury) and Bengals CB Adam Jones (lower-back injury) and Bengals CB Dre Kirkpatrick (shoulder injury).

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