words // Brandon Richard
Following the tragic events that took place at Newtown Connecticut’s Sandy Hook Elementary School last Friday, several teams honored the 26 victims and survivors with special helmet and uniform decals. Individually, a few players decided to send personal messages with their footwear, including Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson in last night’s Monday Night Football matchup with the New York Jets.
In black sharpie, Johnson wrote the name of each victim on his Player Exclusive Nike Lunar Superbad Pro cleats.The three-time Pro Bowler then carried the ball 21 times for 122 yards and a touchdown to life the Titans to a 14-10 victory.
Our thoughts are with all affected by this tragic event.
Notable results from Week 15 included the Green Bay Packers capturing the NFC North with a 21-13 win in Chicago; the Houston Texans easing by the division rival Indianapolis Colts to gain separation for the AFC’s top spot; Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos picking up the franchises first ever win in Baltimore; Kirk Cousins filling in for RG3 to push the Redskins into the NFC East lead; Adrian Peterson racking up another 212 yards in Minnesota’s dominant 36-22 win over the St. Louis Rams; the Atlanta Falcons blanking the New York Giants 34-0 at home; Seattle scoring 50 or more for the second straight game in Buffalo; the Dallas Cowboys holding off the Steelers in overtime to keep their playoff hopes alive; and the San Francisco 49ers impressively taking out the New England Patriots in Foxborough.
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Chris Johnson runs for a 94-yard touchdown in a pair of Nike Lunar Superbad Pro cleats honoring the Sandy Hook victims.
A.J. Green runs along the sideline in the Nike Vapor Talon Elite 3/4.
Julio Jones runs after making a catch in Mercenary II Under Armour football cleats.
Knowshon Moreno hurdles Ed Reed in custom Reebok football cleats.
Randall Cobb works for extra yardage in the Under Armour Nitro Diablo.
Alfred Morris does his home run celebration after running for a touchdown in the Nike Lunar Superbad Pro.
Andre Johnson takes flight in Retro 9 Jordan football cleats.
Reggie Bush prepares to take a handoff in the adidas SuperCharge Mid.
Drew Brees scrambles in the Nike Lunar Superbad Pro.
Christian Ponder spikes the ball in the Nike Lunar Superbad Pro.
Larry Fitzgerald likes what he sees in the Nike Vapor Talon Elite 3/4.
Sidney Rice makes a catch in the Nike Vapor Talon Elite 3/4.
Steve Smith runs after making a catch in PE Mercenary II Under Armour football cleats.
Tony Romo hands off in the Nike Air Zoom Super Bad 3.
Carson Palmer drops back in Zoom Flyposite TD Nike football cleats.
Michael Crabtree with a Jumpman-esque throwdown in PE Retro 9 Jordan football cleats.