Winning a road NFL playoff game is incredibly difficult. Yet, in rather crazy fashion, three teams managed to do it during Wild Card weekend. The Seattle Seahawks were perhaps the only team expected to walk away victorious, but it’s still a big deal they got the job done against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field.
Although the 17-9 postseason victory is just one step toward winning another Super Bowl, that didn’t stop Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson from poking fun at Philly fans when it was all said and done.
Using the theme song to “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” — a hit TV show on FX — Wilson posted a parody video using his teammates as cast members, titled “The Gang Returns to Philly.”
Russell Wilson’s “It’s Always Sunny” Parody
This was so beautifully done. There is no better way to troll an opposing fan base — especially one as aggressive as Eagles fans — by using music from a popular TV show based in their home city.
Honestly, it’s even more brutal than using the “Full House” theme song on the San Francisco 49ers or the “Family Matters” theme song against the Chicago Bears.
This was a punch straight to the gut.
Wilson replaced the original cast members with other Seahawks, including head coach Pete Carroll, safety Bradley McDougald, linebacker Bobby Wagner, running back Marshawn “BeastMode” Lynch, quarterback Russell “Dangeruss” Wilson, wide receiver Tyler Lockett, wide receiver David Moore, safety Quandre Diggs, defensive tackle Jarran Reed and defensive end Jadeveon Clowney, and rookie wide receiver DK Metcalf.
This was the Seahawks’ second win in Philly this season. Ironically enough, both scores were 17-9.
The NFC Wild Card game was much cleaner than the regular season showdown, though. Wilson tossed touchdown passes in each, but did not throw an interception. Marshawn Lynch, who recently signed with Seattle, found the end zone, and DK Metcalf had a monster day, including a touchdown grab in the third quarter to help start the Eagles’ offseason.
Seattle’s postseason continues with a trip and matchup against Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers in the Divisional Round at Lambeau Field.
If another playoff win happens, especially a second half comeback, you can expect even more jokes than the Wild Card round from Russell Wilson.