Twitter is always a fun site to see for #content and all sorts of tweets, GIFs and takes.
And as such, NFL Twitter is the best way to read instant reactions. So what were the reactions to #AZvsTEN??
The game started with a bang...
Chandler Jones has 99.0 career sacks, and 63.0 in 70 career games in Arizona. pic.twitter.com/tMsKrxxu1u— Arizona Cardinals (@AZCardinals) September 12, 2021
Welcome back, Chandler Jones!
Chandler Jones has THREE sacks in the first quarter— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) September 12, 2021
Chandler Jones going for DPOY already!! My goodness!! 3 sacks in the 1st— LeBron James (@KingJames) September 12, 2021
Kyler, of course, was doing Kyler things in addition to his all-world pass rusher:
Holy wow Murray— T-Rex (@RyanTerrana) September 12, 2021
Kyler looking like Tom Brady on that play. Reading the defense pre snap and picking them apart. Love to see it.— BurnInHellSports (@BurnInHellAZ) September 12, 2021
And then came...the play:
QB1 (!) pic.twitter.com/4vpOFO1yIJ— Darren Urban (@Cardschatter) September 12, 2021
Kyler Murray is a freak— Yup (@SCoxFB) September 12, 2021
Good lord, Kyler Murray— Ted Nguyen (@FB_FilmAnalysis) September 12, 2021
KYLER MURRAY ARE YOU SERIOUS— Max (@maxmcc11) September 12, 2021
Hop/Kirk and Moore all made plays!
DeAndre Hopkins with one of the sickest toe taps you'll ever see for the TD.— Brad Evans (@NoisyHuevos) September 12, 2021
What a wizard.
Hopkins is unbelievable lol— Serg Caraveo (@SergingSuns) September 12, 2021
Target Nuk in the red zone and good things will happen— Brendon Kleen (@BrendonKleen14) September 12, 2021
Who needs pre-snap discipline when you’ve got DeAndre Hopkins?— Luke Lapinski (@LukeLapinski) September 12, 2021
Kirk went off for two touchdowns, too:
It looked like Kyler Murray’s pass to Christian Kirk was either tipped or Murray’s arm was hit. Still completed a 22-yard pass to Christian Kirk.— Josh Weinfuss (@joshweinfuss) September 12, 2021
Christian Kirk said the over the shoulder td was exact replica of a play in practice last week. Cover 0 and Murray tossed it up, Td— Kent Somers (@kentsomers) September 12, 2021
This is art. Kyler drops it in a bucket and the ability to locate and track the football by Christian Kirk is beautiful.— Steven Cheah (@StevenCheah) September 12, 2021
kliff kingsbury, now: "when I called all those receiver screens the past two years that went nowhere, this is what I saw in my head" https://t.co/ZMwp34lUsj— Chris B. Brown (@smartfootball) September 12, 2021
We got to see Arizona’s newest playmakers...and a few old ones as there were plenty of comments about Kliff and Kyler:
three penalties and kliff burning timeouts early we're back baby— Kellan Olson (@KellanOlson) September 12, 2021
Even some commentary with “the play” on Kliff’s future:
Kyler Murray is going to single-handedly save Kliff's job.pic.twitter.com/MsSHZMUGUc— Austin Gayle (@PFF_AustinGayle) September 12, 2021
Credit where credit’s due: This is Kliff’s best game as a playcaller, and it’s not particularly close.— Max (@maxmcc11) September 12, 2021
Also helps that Kyler and Hopkins are superhumans.
Kliff either gave in a play late or changed the play and didn't give a personnel grouping with it near the EZ.— Nate Tice (@Nate_Tice) September 12, 2021
Cardinals subbed late and had to burn a TO. Week 1 baby!
You can be mad at Kliff for the penalties but also his team apparently has self-accountability so that will have to show up soon.— Kevin Zimmerman (@KZimmermanAZ) September 12, 2021
But in other Kliff news, that was a nicely called drive with fun little things we did not see in past years.
Alright #Birdgang, @CardsSubreddit,— Blake Allen Murphy (@blakemurphy7) September 12, 2021
It is time.
PLAY THE VIDEO!@Titans… pic.twitter.com/r4aK1d5nDw
The defense (and Chandler Jones) OWNED the Titans.
Give Simmons credit for stepping in front of that oncoming truck (Derrick Henry)— Bo Brack (@BoBrack) September 12, 2021
Isaiah Simmons sawing Derrick Henry down. Not something I expected to type today. pic.twitter.com/Rtb4XPDxyH— Nate Tice (@Nate_Tice) September 12, 2021
Byron Murphy has been all over Julio Jones in this first half.— Sam Monson (@PFF_Sam) September 12, 2021
OK, there's been some grabbing involved, but he's been huge for the Cardinals so far.#AZvsTEN
More love for Simmons’ INT:
Simmons stole that INT from Budda— Jess Root (@senorjessroot) September 12, 2021
The Cardinals held Titans RB Derrick Henry to 8 rushing yards in the 1st half, his fewest as a starter in a 1st half since Week 9 of 2019 against the Panthers (4), per @ESPNStatsInfo.— Josh Weinfuss (@joshweinfuss) September 12, 2021
Yeah, the Titans looked like an absolute trainwreck and a planecrash on offense mixed in one...
Titans passing up a 4th-and-1 down 18 points so they can miss a 45-yard field goal <<<<<<<<<<<<<— Rodger Sherman (@rodger) September 12, 2021
Cardinals with complete disrespect for the Titans' play fakes and Tanne flirting with either getting broken in half or turnover sixing every time he drops back— Patrick Daugherty (@RotoPat) September 12, 2021
Julio Jones doesn’t like the start the Titans are off to so he’s trying to show the Cardinals he’d fit right in with a brain dead penalty. Playing the long game— Scott Howard (@ScottHoward42) September 12, 2021
The situation is bad enough for the #Titans to play their first-round pick.— Paul Kuharsky (@PaulKuharskyNFL) September 12, 2021
Caleb Farley is at left corner.
We have an entire subsection of tweets dedicated to guffawing at Chandler Jones...
Chandler Jones is on pace to collect 204 sacks this season.— Adam Green (@theAdamGreen) September 12, 2021
Chandler Jones, you absolute beast.— Kyle Odegard (@Kyle_Odegard) September 12, 2021
Has an NFL player ever received a contract extension at halftime of a game?— Vince Marotta (@Vincemarotta) September 12, 2021
Chandler Jones is playing like his ass is on fire. This is wonderful.— Max (@maxmcc11) September 12, 2021
I’ll say it again. CHANDLER JONES is going for DPOY!!!! My GOODNESS— LeBron James (@KingJames) September 12, 2021
And finally on the Chan front, this tweet which was sent with an entire quarter left to play...
Chandler Jones has been named NFC Defensive Player of the Week by the National Football League for his performance in the Cardinals win over the Tennessee Titans.— John Gambadoro (@Gambo987) September 12, 2021
That’s all for now, Birdgang. Sending you off with the only score that really matters...