When Jay Cutler connected with Alshon Jeffery for a 50-yard gain just ahead of the two-minute warning in the fourth quarter of Sunday's Chicago-Washington game, it looked like it would be the decisive play in the contest.
The throw, which was completed with little resistance from the 'Skins' secondary, was a big pitch-and-catch that put the home team — down by just three at the time — inside of the visitors' 40 with a decent amount of time left on the clock. It was a deflating pass that came off of a blown coverage, and it was one that could've been the death knell in the Burgundy and Gold's playoff chances had the Bears finished the drive off with a touchdown. But Joe Barry's unit made a stand from there, and the sequence ultimately ended in a missed Robbie Gould field goal. Therefore, the Cutler to Jeffery bomb proved to be just a footnote in a wild matchup.
However, on Monday, the NFL's Twitter account decided to highlight the play and, at the same time, throw some shade in Washington's direction. Take a look at the somewhat snarky message here:
— NFL (@NFL) December 14, 2015
A few hours later, though, the Redskins' Twitter account deftly deflected the NFL's tweet with a simple point to the scoreboard:
— Washington Redskins (@Redskins) December 14, 2015
The NFL's main account tried to go to the rim against Washington, but Washington sent its shot into the fifth row of the stands, then gave a Dikembe Mutombo-esque finger wag afterward. Next time, the NFL might want to re-think tagging the Redskins in its tweet, especially when it's talking about a part of the action that didn't end up making a difference in an important win for the team.