The Eagles' tanking performance in Week 17 caused hysteria among national pundits, local writers, Giants players and New York fans. While it was a meaningless game for the Birds in terms of playoff contention, the discourse it created has been nonstop entertainment.
In sports-crazed markets in the Northeast, sports newspaper headlines are always a comic delight. Papers in both Philly and D.C. didn't disappoint, as The Philadelphia Inquirer and The Washington Post were perfectly in sync:
The Philadelphia Daily News threw their hat in the ring as well:
The most schadenfreude-inducing headlines, however, came from the Big Apple. Again, both Giants players and fans were irate that the Eagles didn't put up a fight against Washington, gifting Ron Rivera's squad the division and eliminating any chance New York had at the postseason.
I would not call Sunday night a "failure" for the Birds, but I digress.
The paper I would crown the winner, however, is The New York Post:
Philadelphians are slurping up those New Yorker tears.