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18 emojis that fully explain the first half of the NFL season

Ratings are down, but we still found plenty of highlights at the midseason point worthy of emoji awards.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers v Arizona Cardinals Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images

At the midway point of the season, it’s safe to call it an odd year for the NFL so far. Reviews are down, Thursday Night Football is even worse than it already was, and one of the highlights of the season was a sex toy tossed on to the field during a game between the Buffalo Bills and New England Patriots.

But dildo tossing wasn’t the only highlight. The NFL’s crackdown on celebrations didn’t stop us from getting an excellent twerk from Antonio Brown or Odell Beckham Jr.’s love affair with a kicking net, and the rules did allow us to have a hilariously robotic moment from Andrew Hawkins.

So after eight weeks, we have midseason emoji awards to give out:

Reviewing the first half of the NFL season in emojis (Part I) #lol #emoji #nfl #browns #steelers #patriots

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