The Seattle Seahawks officially eliminated the Cowboys from postseason contention Sunday afternoon despite Ezekiel Elliott returning from a six-game suspension for Dallas.
As if that was not enough Christmas Eve joy for Birds fans, the Kansas City Chiefs clinched the AFC West with a win over the Miami Dolphins. Why should we care?
Remember all the chatter about the NFL's best Eagles not having any tough opponents? Well, now, one of the Eagles' two losses came to the Chiefs, a divisional winner who, despite going 1-6 after a 5-0 start, avoided complete disaster.
The other loss? Those Seahawks, who are still alive in the playoff picture with Sunday's win.
Anyways, former Eagles head coach Andy Reid was quite festive after the Chiefs clinched their second straight AFC West title.
And yes, you guessed it. Big Red dressed up as Santa Claus and even did his postgame press conference dressed as St. Nick.
Props to the Chiefs' Twitter account for creating this GIF.
Things took a turn when Owens’ Philadelphia exit — and the person he felt was behind it, who went unnamed, (Donovan McNabb) — was brought up.
I only left because the QB didn’t want me there because the QB felt he could win without me. So I had to move on. Trust me, I loved what I was doing in Philly with that team but I can’t make the QB like me. 🤷🏾♂️ https://t.co/m2Dm9n2PF8
… And his feelings on Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett.
Who??! Jason Garrett!! 😂😂😂 U gotta be kidding me. 😂🤣 He was part of getting rid of me & Wade Phillips to get the head coaching job thinking that was the answer. And here we r 8 years later...🤷🏾♂️🤷🏾♂️🤷🏾♂️ https://t.co/xtDcTkU0Qr
Dog mask mania has swept through Philadelphia ever since Lane Johnson and Chris Long donned the creepy masks following the Eagles' divisional round win over the Falcons. We know why the duo wore them but where in the world did they get the idea?
The Friday before the game, Long, Johnson, Ertz, Jason Kelce and Brent Celek were having dinner when Johnson just couldn't contain his excitement for the idea.
“You know how everyone keeps saying we’re underdogs?" Johnson said. "Even though we’re the No. 1 seed? Well … we were on Amazon last night, and we ordered these dog masks.
“Yeah, and when we win, because we’re gonna freaking win, we’re going to do everything in the masks. Media. Postgame. Everything. Dogs.”
And the rest is history. The dog masks have become a must-own for Eagles fans — if you managed to buy one before they sell out that is. The Linc will surely be filled with tens of thousands of rabid German shepherds. But will Long and Johnson get to gloat in the masks postgame again?
For the full origin story of the masks and a ridiculous Carson Wentz story, read Ertz's full article here.