Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel and Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant were the two most-mentioned players on Twitter during Week 15 of the NFL season (Dec. 11-15), Twitter data shows.
Bryant was critical in the Cowboys' key NFC East victory over the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday night, catching six passes for a game-high 114 yards and three touchdowns. The win moved Dallas to 10-4, creating a one-game cushion between the Cowboys and Eagles in the division entering the final two weeks of the regular season.
The Cowboys-Eagles game was also the most tweeted-about game of the week, as measured in tweets per minute by Nielsen Social. The end of the game was also the week's most tweeted-about moment, as Cowboys linebacker Bruce Carter intercepted a Mark Sanchez pass with 1:50 remaining to seal the game.
Other heavily tweeted-about moments of the week were the end of the Buffalo Bills' 21-13 upset victory over the Green Bay Packers, Bengals defensive back Adam Jones' interception of Manziel in the first half of the Cincinnati-Cleveland game and Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler's third interception of the game vs. the New Orleans Saints. The Saints won, 31-15.
- Mike Fiammetta