If there’s one thing the NFL got right in 2017, it was letting the players finally have fun again. Thanks to the relaxation of the league’s rules, players were allowed to celebrate touchdowns using the ball as a prop or in group demonstrations, giving rise to an incredibly creative array of dances, bits and jokes all season long. There are still a few weeks left in the season, but as the year closes, let’s revisit the 10 best celebrations of 2017.
Eagles' walkoff home run
Going, going, gone: This celebration is a real, well, home run.
Vikings “Duck Duck Goose”
Or as they call it in Minnesota, “Duck Duck Gray Duck.” But this is a great one no matter what you call it.
Le’Veon Bell bench press
Bell totally lifts, bro.
Chiefs potato sack race
Travis Kelce’s joy at winning this “race” is what makes it great.
This would’ve been even better if the Eagles had set up a 7-10 split or something.
Texans relay race
If someone had done the Usain Bolt celebration at the end, this would’ve been the year’s best.
Steelers wrestling pin
I’m honestly amazed we don’t get more wrestling-related celebrations. Looking at you, Rob Gronkowski.
In which Green Bay feels the rhythm and the rhyme.
Vikings leap frog
Minnesota’s really good at this whole “celebrating touchdowns with kids’ games” thing.
Eagles electric slide
Okay, this isn’t a touchdown celebration, and the interception that prompted the dancing was ultimately overturned. But still: This is a remarkable and hilarious display of incredible disrespect that I couldn’t leave off this list, score or no score.
BONUS: CFL team limbos
Sure, they're not an NFL team, but the Ottawa Redblacks make this list because of just how good and creative this celebration was. Shouts to Canada.