When we watched the Buffalo Bills lose to the Jacksonville Jaguars in a hard-to-watch 9-6 game earlier in the season, we should have learned our lesson. Any team, in any given matchup, can defeat a stronger opponent, and the Jaguars — who hadn't won since that showdown with Buffalo — are no exception.
But we didn't learn our lesson. And most fans probably just assumed that the AFC playoff race would include the Indianapolis Colts, who simply needed to defeat that same Jaguars team to secure their position. On the other hand, most Steelers fans probably assumed that Ben Roethlisberger's final game was coming in Week 18, as relying in the Jaguars for a shocking upset usually doesn't yield much results.
Welp. Look what we have here.
The Steelers, barring a very unlikely (or intentional?) tie in the Chargers-Raiders game on Sunday night, have a playoff spot wrapped up, and so it comes as no surprise that their Twitter account was active and happy following their victory and the Colts' epic collapse. But that wasn't the only fan base that celebrated after watching Wentz make costly mistakes en route to a season-ending loss.
Watching these turnovers, as well as any others that hurt the Colts' chances of winning throughout the 2021-22 season, was an absolute treat for fans of Wentz's former team, the Philadelphia Eagles. And because of the history between Wentz and Philly, the trade that will inextricably link the Eagles and Colts and the teams' different playoff statuses, Sunday afternoon was a moment to remember for the Eagles faithful.
Of course, there were others that focused less on the Philadelphia aspect of the ordeal and just couldn't believe what happened to Wentz and the seemingly playoff-bound Colts.