What Had Happened Was: 9/16/16
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Thanks to a ridiculous night by quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick — he really threw for 374 yards — the New York Jets stuck it to their former coach Rex Ryan and his current team, the Buffalo Bills, by a score of 37-31. Fitzpatrick was 14-for-15 Thursday night on throws between 10 and 30 yards, but it wasn’t all check downs and short stuff. Fitzpatrick also completed a career-high 10 passes that went 15 yards or more, according to ESPN Stats & Information.
“I went up to him during the game and said, ‘Man, you’re hot right now,’ “Jets receiver Brandon Marshall said.
Here’s the best of what you missed from Thursday night’s NFL matchup.
Tyrod goes DEEEEEEEP.@flashg88dwin beats Revis for an 84 yard TD!
— NFL (@NFL) September 16, 2016
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) September 16, 2016
Jets secondary looking at Revis like pic.twitter.com/QYOOUlwsk7
— EL FOOSAY (@SheHatesJacoby) September 16, 2016
— Buffalo Bills (@buffalobills) September 15, 2016
— 𝕂𝕠𝕗𝕚𝕖 (@KofieYeboah) September 16, 2016
— Dennis Waszak Jr. (@DWAZ73) September 16, 2016
when you thought for sure Brandon Marshall's career was over and he trots on the field 10 mins later pic.twitter.com/LySmSUQEz8
— Kenny Ducey (@KennyDucey) September 16, 2016
Megan Rapinoe kneels for national anthem before U.S. friendly vs. Thailand https://t.co/pQcAtZ0PRx
— USA TODAY (@USATODAY) September 16, 2016
Megan Rapinoe shows that white solidarity against police violence – which also affects white folks – is not complicated. You just do it.
— Dave Zirin (@EdgeofSports) September 16, 2016
After more than a year, Sandra Bland’s family has finally received some justice in the death of the 28-year-old African-American woman, who was mysteriously found dead in a Texas county jail cell after being arrested during a traffic stop. The Texas Department of Public Safety and the Waller County Jail in Hempstead, Texas, will pay a combined $1.9 million in the wrongful death lawsuit.
— Mic (@mic) September 15, 2016
FOR THE CULTURE
Here’s rapper Bobby Shmurda’s first interview since his plea deal.
TOP THREE TWEETS
Every morning we’ll hit you here with the best of what we saw on social media the previous night. Why? Why not?
1. ALBUM COMING SOON
— ali ⚓️ (@alxfenty) September 15, 2016
2. YOU MAD CORNY
Drake responded to Kid Cudi
"Boy you getting way too high you need to Cudi." pic.twitter.com/vafnZFVdqy
— Gee (@Lilgeeeeee) September 15, 2016
3. THE LOYALTY
A teacher friend went over safety procedures with her class & asked, "If I'm shot, what do you do?" One of her students said, "Avenge you."
— Ashley C. Ford (@iSmashFizzle) September 15, 2016
Our brother Jason Reid is asking the important question for this Sunday’s slate of NFL games: What’s up with the Dallas Cowboys? And does Washington have the goods and the game plan to beat them?
How ’bout them Cowboys! Things appear to be so thoroughly bleak for Dallas these days; it’s easy to forget the season is only one week old. Despite an offensive line that’s the envy of the league and a top-five wide receiver in Dez Bryant, owner Jerry Jones’ team just keeps on losing. The Cowboys’ biggest problem (as always) is how to save the season without the injured Tony Romo, who has spent much more time counseling his replacements than actually quarterbacking the team. It would be complete hyperbole to suggest that the Cowboys face a must-win situation on the road Sunday against the Washington Redskins; they’ve been down for so long now, it’s reasonable to wonder whether they’ll rise up again anytime soon. At AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, last week, the New York Giants rallied in the fourth quarter for a 20-19 victory. For Dallas, a disturbing trend continued. Consider: The Cowboys last won at “Jerry World” when they defeated the Giants – in the 2015 season opener. After starting 2-0 last fall with Romo under center, Dallas has dropped 13 of 15. The last 15 games while Romo has chilled on the sidelines in workout gear, the Cowboys are 1-14. Dallas hasn’t had such a rough time since its 2-26 run from October 1988 through the 1989 season. Not good. Not good at all.
The war on drugs. Narrated by Jay-Z https://t.co/JCPX1Kdnl1
— Affinity Magazine (@TheAffinityMag) September 15, 2016