Many Philadelphia Eagles fans are upset with the way that the New Orleans Saints celebrated their playoff victory this past Sunday.
The new year started off great for the Philadelphia Eagles as they upset the Chicago Bears in the Wild Card round of the playoffs. While the Eagles were expected to be the underdogs of the NFC playoff picture for the rest of the way to Super Bowl LII, many truly believed that there was no chance that the Eagles would defeat the New Orleans Saints on the road. Considering that the Week 11 matchup between the Eagles and the Saints resulted in a 41 point blowout, nobody truly knew what to expect out of the rematch.
Philly didn’t come out victorious, but the results were far from the same. For a moment, it really seemed like the Eagles were going to pull off a magical upset in the Super Dome as they took an early 14 point lead within the first quarter. Unfortunately, the Eagles lifted their foot off the gas, and the result of a few mistakes led to the Saints scoring 20 unanswered points and headed to the NFC Championship next week to face the Los Angeles Rams.
The Eagles failed to get their revenge after all. The Saints had it out for the Birds for quite some time. Last season, New Orleans seemed to get a little bitter after they failed to beat the Minnesota Vikings to head to the NFC Championship. In their eyes, the Saints believed that they could’ve destroyed the Eagles and went off to Minnesota to beat the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl. For that, the Saints entered into the 2018 season with a chip on their shoulders, and they stuck it to the Eagles twice this season.
The Saints are just rubbing it in at this point
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Okay, so the Saints beat the Eagles fair and square, so shouldn’t that be enough? Apparently not. The Saints decided to enter their locker room after the game this past Sunday and proceeded to do a troll job on the Eagles while celebrating. They cut off the lights in the locker room and threw on the Eagles 2017 Playoff anthem ‘Dreams and Nightmares’ by Philly rapper, Meek Mill.
No, that is not a coincidence. To add onto the troll job, Saints running backs Alvin Kamara and Mark Ingram decided to do their postgame interview with ski masks on, which became the Eagles’ defense’s 2018 motivation for creating turnovers, and ‘stealing’ the game. As expected, the Saints caused an uproar within the Eagles fan base, and plenty of people don’t see a point to the Saints rubbing in the victory. So, I ask this question – Did the Saints take their celebrating too far?
What’s the verdict?
Listen, ease up Eagles fans. The Saints did exactly what a team on their high horse would do. What’s wrong with a little trolling after the game? Were there any fights at midfield at the end of the game? Or were the Saints good sports after it all? Don’t kid yourselves. The Eagles and their fan base would’ve gone off with rubbing in a victory on Sunday if the roles were reversed. The Saints felt some type of way towards the Eagles, so they talked smack and backed it up.
Don’t get soft now, Philly. It’s just one season, and we should expect to see the Eagles back in the playoffs again next year. And by the way, let’s not forget the troll job that Philly did on the Minnesota Vikings last season when the entire crowd at The Linc converted the Vikings ‘SKOL’ chant, to a ‘FOLES’ chant. Remember the infamous Eagles Super Bowl billboard that was placed right near Gillette Stadium after the Eagles won it all last year too? See, Philly acts this way also.
Whatever happened to ‘No one likes us, we don’t care’? The Saints don’t like the Eagles, so what? The best way to stop a team from trolling is to beat them flat out. The Eagles failed to do so twice in 2018. Now, they have all of the bulletin board material in the world to get revenge on the Saints next season if given the opportunity. Go and get your revenge in 2019, Eagles.