With the 2023 NFL playoff race heating up, the trolling meant a little more in Week 14, especially for the San Francisco 49ers.
The 49ers' fifth straight victory came behind a dominant offensive performance against the Seattle Seahawks. San Francisco had 527 yards compared to 324 by Seattle. Brock Purdy threw for 368 yards and two touchdowns, while Christian McCaffrey ran for 145. Two 49ers receivers also had at least 100 receiving yards -- Deebo Samuel (149) and Brandon Aiyuk (126).
If the win on the field wasn't enough, the 49ers made sure to troll their divisional rivals on social media.
49ers long snapper Taybor Pepper also directed a specific message toward DK Metcalf. The Seahawks wide receiver was ejected on Sunday after a skirmish with 49ers linebacker Fred Warner. After the game, Pepper used sign language to troll Metcalf, who began to celebrate his touchdowns through sign language.
Anyone know ASL? pic.twitter.com/LxjKw4Z3mq— Taybor Pepper (@TayborSnapping) December 11, 2023
Here are the best trolls of Week 14.
Buffalo Bills 20, Kansas City Chiefs 17
The Bills' offense seemed to click under Josh Allen as the Bills maintained their second place spot in the AFC East.
The Bills got off to a quick 14-0 start over the Chiefs with a pair of rushing touchdowns from Allen and James Cook.
Kansas City had a lateral pass touchdown called back on an off-sides penalty and left the Bills with a much-needed win.
With Taylor Swift in the building supporting Travis Kelce, the Bills referenced Swift's song "Karma" to troll the Chiefs.
New York Jets 30, Houston Texans 6
The Jets clicked on offense with Zach Wilson back under center.
Wilson threw for a season-high 301 yards and two touchdowns. New York held Houston scoreless in the first half and outgained them 347 to 135. C.J. Stroud, who exited the game with an injury late in the fourth quarter, had just 91 passing yards.
The Jets' first win since late October came with a Texas-themed troll.
howdy y'aLL pic.twitter.com/l1FXbZ0qvZ— New York Jets (@nyjets) December 10, 2023
Cleveland Browns 31, Jacksonville Jaguars 27
Cleveland's defense forced four turnovers, but Flacco's 311-yard, three touchdown performance was the story of the game.
At 38 years and 328 days old, Flacco is the oldest Browns quarterback in franchise history to throw for 300 yards and three touchdowns in a game, according to ESPN Stats & Information. Flacco has five passing touchdowns in his first two games with the Browns -- only five players since the 1970 merger have had more in their first two games with a team.
The Browns served up a double troll for the Jaguars, including an edit of a "Shark Tank" clip.
nailed the presentation pic.twitter.com/X6KsgH499c— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) December 10, 2023
For that reason, I'm out! pic.twitter.com/WGm7G52Kmx— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) December 10, 2023
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 29, Atlanta Falcons 25
Down by three points with 3:23 remaining, the Buccaneers went on a 12-play, 75-yard drive that ended with a 11-yard touchdown catch by Cade Otton. Atlanta accounted for 434 total yards, but couldn't get timely stops near the end. Desmond Ridder had 347 passing yards and two total scores. Baker Mayfield threw 144 yards and two touchdowns, while Rachaad White ran for 102 yards.
The Buccaneers used a lyric from Atlanta-based rapper Ludacris to troll the Falcons, who they jumped to go atop the NFC South.
MOVE, BIRD. GET OUT THE WAY. pic.twitter.com/mX4U8jdFLa— Tampa Bay Buccaneers (@Buccaneers) December 10, 2023
Another strong performance by Jake Browning gave the Bengals their second straight win.
Browning left the game briefly in the fourth quarter, but threw for 275 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. The Colts were scoreless in the first quarter, only finding points in the second quarter. Gardner Minshew had 240 passing yards plus one touchdown and interception a piece.
Cincinnati posted an equestrian-themed troll after the win.
Don't hop on now. pic.twitter.com/cHi6FlyJGk— Cincinnati Bengals (@Bengals) December 10, 2023
The Broncos kept their playoff hopes alive with a comfortable win against the Chargers.
Denver had a festive troll aimed at Los Angeles.
'Tis the season pic.twitter.com/mwUejWwhEl— Denver Broncos (@Broncos) December 11, 2023