Jay Ajayi, Corey Clement talk Eagles' Super Bowl win on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'

Nick Vadala, Staff Writer

Updated: Tuesday, February 6, 2018, 9:19 AM

In this Jan. 8, 2018 photo, Jimmy Kimmel participates in the "Jimmy Kimmel Live and 90th Oscars" panel during the Disney/ABC Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour.

They’ve been Super Bowl champs for just a couple of days now, but Eagles players Jay Ajayi and Corey Clement are already making the late night TV rounds, starting Monday night with Jimmy Kimmel Live.

Ajayi and Clement started off their appearance by walking onto the show to the Eagles fight song and dumping Gatorade on Guillermo, a security guard and crowd favorite at Kimmel. Kimmel, meanwhile, kicked off the interview by asking how late the Eagles’ celebration went after their Super Bowl win on Sunday.

Turns out it was a late one, wrapping around 7 a.m., as Clement told Kimmel.

“I was walking in as some people were leaving out,” Ajayi added. “It was a fun night.”

It was also a fun one for Eagles fans, who flooded city streets in Philadelphia to celebrate the Eagles’ win. When asked to describe those fans, Clement offered up an example.

“I’m from Philly, I know how amped up they are,” he said. “When you think back, they greased the light poles because they knew what was coming after the game. Shout out to Philadelphia, man. We brought something special back home.”

The pair then told Kimmel about Nick Foles’ trick play, which has come to be known as the “Philly Special.” Foles caught a touchdown pass from tight end Trey Burton, giving the Eagles a 22-12 lead over the New England Patriots at halftime.

“Nick did a great job of keeping his eyes locked on the ball,” Clement said, adding that the team practiced the play just three times in two weeks. Kimmel later joked with the pair that Foles had been traded.

Kimmel also asked Clement about his Super Bowl touchdown that had to be reviewed. Clement said he “didn’t second guess” the touchdown, and knew he had possession of the ball.

“Jimmy K, new head of officiating for the NFL,” Ajayi joked.

Elsewhere on late night, Philly didn’t get such a kind reception, thanks to the city’s more raucous Eagles revelers. Late Night with Seth Meyers, for example, joked that after defeating the Patriots, Philly went on to defeat itself:

From tonight’s #LNSM: A night to remember in Philadelphia. pic.twitter.com/0g0WS4UvJM

Stephen Colbert referred to our celebration as “a screaming inferno of joy.”

The Daily Show, for its part, cut together a collection of clips from Sunday night’s celebration. Dubbed “Wooderworld,” the video combines the post-Super Bowl shenanigans here in town with the trailer for season two of HBO’s Westworld, which aired during the Super Bowl:

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