Eagles defensive end Chris Long got into a heated exchange with some Rams fans following the last-second defensive touchdown that sealed the win for the Birds on Sunday.
On the Rams’ final offensive play, an errant lateral from wide receiver Tavon Austin ended up in the hands of Eagles defensive end Brandon Graham, who ran it in for a touchdown as time expired.
After the play, Graham and other Eagles defenders jumped into the stands to celebrate with a crowd dominated by Birds fans. Unfortunately, Long’s jump into the stands was rejected by three Rams fans, who immediately pushed him back onto the field.
Following the incident, cameras from both NBC4 in Los Angeles and Philadelphia’s NBC10 caught Long in a heated exchange with the fans:
— Michael J. Duarte (@michaeljduarte) December 11, 2017
— NBC10 Philadelphia (@NBCPhiladelphia) December 11, 2017
Skip Bayless acts like a human being
Known for his trolling tweets and unhinged rants about the Eagles and Carson Wentz, FS1 host Skip Bayless struck a surprisingly conciliatory tone after the second-year quarterback suffered a season-ending injury to his left knee.
“Very sorry to hear about Carson Wentz’s knee injury,” Bayless wrote on Twitter during Sunday’s game. “I root against him because I’m a Cowboys fan. But I did not want to see him get hurt. I wanted the Eagles to be at full strength.
Very sorry to hear about Carson Wentz's knee injury. I root against him because I'm a Cowboys fan. But I did not want to see him get hurt. I wanted the Eagles to be at full strength.
— Skip Bayless (@RealSkipBayless) December 11, 2017
Unfortunately, former Fort Worth Star-Telegram reporter Richie Whitt couldn’t even manage the basic level of decorum that Bayless was able to muster. Instead, he reveled in Wentz’s injury by referencing an event that took place in Philadelphia 50 years ago.
“Hey Philly, remember that time you booed Santa Claus? On the same weekend Joel Embiid and Carson Wentz go down with knee injuries,” Whitt wrote.
Hey Philly, remember that time you booed Santa Claus? On the same weekend Joel Embiid and Carson Wentz go down with knee injuries. #ChristmasKarma
— Richie Whitt (@richiewhitt) December 11, 2017
Following Whitt’s 18-year career at the Star-Telegram, he spent five years as an afternoon host on Dallas sports radio before being fired by from 103.5 FM The Fan (94.1 WIP’s sister station), reportedly over poor ratings.
Shady has confidence in Nick Foles
Fans may be apprehensive about Nick Foles leading the Eagles to the Super Bowl this season, but one former Eagles star isn’t worried at all.
Following the Bills’ 13-7 victory over the Colts in blizzard-like conditions in Buffalo, running back LeSean McCoy took to Twitter to congratulate “Doug and my other brothers” for the division-clinching win over the Rams.
He also delivered a vote of confidence in Foles, calling the quarterback “a true baller.”
I played with nick he is a true baller
— Lesean McCoy (@CutonDime25) December 11, 2017
This isn’t the first time McCoy has vouched for Foles. In 2015, while still with the Eagles, McCoy told the NFL Network’s Dan Hellie that he had no question Foles could lead the team to the playoffs.
“I like Nick. The person and player that everybody thought he was, he is,” McCoy said. “There were a lot of injuries this year, Nick, obviously got injured. He gets all of the blame and he shouldn’t. I think Nick’s a good quarterback. He’s the leader of our team. Just things didn’t work out for him this year due to injury, but we’ve got his back. As a team, we didn’t play well enough to win and to get into the playoffs.”
For more on Foles, check out Bob Ford’s column about the quarterback’s unlikely second chance as the Eagles’ starter.
Wentz limps off Eagles’ plane
Eagles head coach Doug Pederson made it official during a noon press conference on Monday: Wentz has a torn ACL, meaning his season is now over.
Doug Pederson: #Eagles QB Carson Wentz has a torn ACL. His season is over.
— Jeff McLane (@Jeff_McLane) December 11, 2017
Wentz, who was removed from the game after injuring his left knee, had an MRI on Monday to determine the severity of the damage.
CBS3 cameras caught the injured Wentz gingerly making his way off the team’s plane.
— Pat Gallen (@PatGallenCBS3) December 11, 2017
Despite the injury, Wentz tried his best to stay positive, telling fans on Twitter that he is “proud of the resiliency of this team.”
NFC East Champs! So proud of the resiliency of this team. Such a special group of men.
And I greatly appreciate all the prayers! I know my God is a powerful one with a perfect plan. Time to just lean in to him and trust whatever the circumstances! #Proverbs3:5-6
— Carson Wentz (@cj_wentz) December 11, 2017