By far the most common touchdown celebration in the NFL this year is, well, not much of a celebration at all.
According to an exhaustive analysis by the Wall Street Journal of what players did after each of the 1,150 touchdowns scored this year, more than a quarter of all celebrations can be classified as "celebrate with team/do nothing notable." Writer Geoff Foster found that many veterans, like Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald and Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten, tend to do nothing after scoring.
The second most popular "celebration" is the "Jump and Bump," in which two players meet in mid air and check each other with their hips. That occurred 130 times, or on 11.3 percent of all touchdowns.
In all, Foster slotted all of the celebrations into one of about two dozens categories. Other celebration types include leaping into the stands (4.4 percent), praying on one knee (1.9 percent) and shushing the crowd (.4 percent).
Here's a wonderful chart which breaks down all the celebrations, and below is a video in which Foster discusses his study.
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