Eagles troll Chiefs with Taylor Swift reference after setting impressive ratings record

When the NFL community discovered that Jalen Hurts set his phone wallpaper with the image of him walking off the stadium after losing the Super Bowl, they could predict how ferocious the quarterback could become while he would lead the Philadelphia Eagles against the Kansas City Chiefs in any upcoming match. The signal-caller indeed smashed the defending champion with a 21-17 victory.

Whether it was the costly mistake of Chiefs receiver Marquez Valdez-Scantling or the proper execution of “tush push” by Hurts, the Eagles vs Chiefs contest was one of the most intense matches this season. Securing a win in this match, hence, triggered the winning team and its fan base to use Taylor Swift as bait to troll the Chiefs.

Philadelphia Eagles use Swift’s nod to troll Kansas City after win

The most engaging event in the Chiefs vs Eagles game was assumed to be the first official meetup of the Swift and Kelce families in the stadium, apart from the on-field clash. Whatever the case, Mahomes’ declaration that they wouldn’t let the Taylor Swift buzz distract them stole the show as the two teams’ nail-biting standings dominated the conversation.

Nevertheless, a blunder by their receiver looted their happiness and left the front stage for the Eagles to enjoy the night wholeheartedly. The Eagles fans were quick-witted enough to let the Chiefs fans know that no one can steal their legacy this season, and for that, they chose the Chiefs’ own popular face to dig them.

“With my Eagles t-shirt hanging from the door,” a lyric from Swift’s 2020 song “Gold Rush” turned into their popular target of adding salt to the Chiefs wounds.

The Eagles’ official Instagram account followed suit, sharing a photo of a green friendship bracelet with the phrase “Eagles win,” as Swifties have been known to wear friendship bracelets during the singer’s massive global tour.

Eagles-Chiefs Super Bowl rematch pulls in massive viewership numbers

The Eagles upset the Chiefs in the week 11 match with a 21-17 win, and sports enthusiasts couldn’t help missing the high-voltage match as well. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the contest had drawn a massive 29 million viewers across all platforms, which is the most for a Monday Night Football match in 27 years. Back in November 1996, the contest between the Green Bay Packers and Dallas Cowboys drew a record-breaking 31.45 million viewers.

The Philly’s 21-17 win was aired on ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN Deportes, ABC, as well as streaming services like ESPN+ and NFL+. According to Sports Media Watch, it was viewed by an average of 28.96 million viewers, including 15.55 million on ABC, 11.49 million on ESPN, and 1.92 million on ESPN2’s “Manningcast”.

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This high voltage also recorded the sixth-largest audience overall since the 1991 season. Meanwhile, it obliterated the previous record for the highest MNF viewership since the game moved to ESPN in 2006.

The end of the intense battle ended with a friendly hug between Patrick Mahomes and Jalen Hurts, although both teams have to continue delivering tough competition to aim for a Super Bowl this season.


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Maliha is an insightful sports writer with over a year of experience focusing on the NFL. Initially venturing into both NFL and NBA coverage, her journey began without a particular affinity for American football. However, her passion for the sport blossomed as she started following football more. Now, a huge NFL fan, Maliha meticulously follows every development within the league. She always wants to ensure her analysis is comprehensive and up-to-date to fellow readers.


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