In spite of the season-ending injury to Carson Wentz, the Eagles managed to gut out a great victory over the Rams in LA, in front of a few Rams fans and far more Eagles fans. Chris Long had one of the key plays in the game by forcing a Jared Goff fumble when the Eagles were trailing and let the few Rams fans that stayed around for the end of the game know about it.
#Eagles Chris Long with a message to #LARams fans after game ending defensive TD on final play of game. #FlyEaglesFly #PHIvsLAR pic.twitter.com/4f9j0PyfGB
— Michael J. Duarte (@michaeljduarte) December 11, 2017
So what caused Chris Long, a former Ram, to do this? One of the few Rams fans in the corner of the end zone that were left tried to push Long after he jumped into this stands, as this handy video shows.
They say our Philly fans are rough ?
Look at Rams fan push Chris Long @JOEL9ONE off railing as he tries to leap up with #Eagles? teammates celebrating
Chris Long gets into with him
? @NBCPhiladelphia Brad Berner pic.twitter.com/OKCLtCFQn0
— John Clark (@JClarkNBCS) December 11, 2017
And Long said as much when asked about it directly on Twitter:
Fan pushed me. Get some context and have a blessed night.
— Chris Long (@JOEL9ONE) December 11, 2017
Jumping into the stands is always a bit of a risk unless you’re in Green Bay, but this at least ended in a positive way unlike something else that happened right around the same time involving another NFC West team on the other side of the country.
As the victor goes the spoils, especially in the case of the Eagles, who were playing a home game about 3,000 miles away from home.