Which means they had a lot of opportunities to show off the awesome, elaborate end zone celebrations they’d formerly been prevented from executing.
On their third score of the day, six Eagles combined to perform the best celebration the league has seen since their loosening of the unsportsmanlike conduct restrictions that once helped to suck the fun out of the NFL.
And it was timely, too—in the spirit of the Major League Baseball postseason, the Eagles re-created a baseball at-bat.
the best end zone celebration I have ever seen in my life. pic.twitter.com/GL5ywbPiLW
— chris jones¯\_(ツ)_/¯ (@LONG_DRIVE) October 8, 2017
That’s Nelson Agholor pitching, Carson Wentz umpiring, Alshon Jeffery playing catcher, LeGarrette Blount and Zach Ertz looking on, and Torrey Smith (after catching a 59-yard touchdown pass) batting—and missing the opportunity to perfect the scene with a bat flip.
It wasn’t the team’s only emphatic celebration on the day, either.
— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) October 8, 2017
“That’s kind of like a tribute to DeSean Jackson,” said Agholor of his celebration. “He used to always do that and I watch a lot of his tape, so shoutout to D-Jack.”
The wideout led all pass catchers with 93 yards on the day.
Wentz completed 21 of 30 passes for 304 yards, four touchdowns, and one interception.
The Eagles have lots to celebrate: With the win, they’re 4-1.