On the opening night of Wildcard Weekend, the reigning Super Bowl champion New England Patriots suffered a devastating defeat at home against the sixth-seed Tennessee Titans. Shortly after the score went final, former Eagle (and Patriot) Chris Long took to Twitter to post a receipt that he got in which the dollar amount totaled his former Eagles uniform number (56). He took that as a sign to tip a very number figure that is very important to the people of Philadelphia.
Patriots fans (already sulking from a heartbreaking loss) did not enjoy seeing a former Patriot like Long celebrate the Super Bowl LII score, so they took their frustrations out on him. However, Long was quick to call out the entire Patriots fan base in response to the hate he was receiving.
While Long was wrapping up his thoughts on the controversy he accidentally started with the people of New England, he confessed that his two-year stint in Philadelphia was his favorite of his 11-year career.
Now entering the last day of Wildcard Weekend, it's evident who Long will be rooting for the rest of the way in the playoffs. Who knows, if the Eagles end up needing another defensive end in a deep playoff run, Howie Roseman might try to persuade Long out of his retirement. The world could use a little more "Long Cox" references these days...