Houston Texans linebackers show up to TNF dressed like 'Mortal Kombat' characters, thankfully no fatalities ensue

November 22, 2019

Exactly one week after Myles Garrett made Thursday Night Football must-see TV by KOing Mason "May or May Not Have Said Something Racist" Rudolph with his very own KO prevention mechanism, we're going to go out on a limb and say this is not what the introduction to Week 12 the NFL was hoping for: A quartet of Texans quartet of linebackers entering NRG Stadium dressed as characters from 'Mortal Kombat', a fighting game, in case you weren't alive during Tipper Gore's reign, best known gloriously grisly finishing moves.

Thankfully for the National Football League, while the Texans D did put a clamp on the Indy O, we for once made it through a game without any thing like this...

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...or this...

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...or this ( I'm not showing you any of the modern versions, because to be honest, I'm not even sure if I'm allowed to.)

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But while we managed to avoid any Fatalities (or even rarer Babalities), the ending to Thursday night's game was still pretty gruesome, headlined by another botched, potentially game-deciding call in which Darius Leonard clearly stripped Desahun Watson, only to have the play ruled no a fumble on the field and then justified as a fumble with no clear recovery by the league orifice after fact. Needless to say, someone in NFL officiating deserves to lose their job, if not their head, over this one...