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Seahawks defeat Eagles and Twitter reacted

Wild Card Round - Seattle Seahawks v Philadelphia Eagles Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images

On Sunday the Seattle Seahawks defeated the Philadelphia Eagles 17-9 at the Eagles home for the second time in a matter of weeks. It was back in late November that the Hawks first defeated Philadelphia by that score, but the game Sunday was far more meaningful in that it put Seattle into the Divisional Round of the playoffs.

The game, however, was not without highlights and controversy, as the Hawks young rookie receiver, DK Metcalf, spent the day toying with the Eagles defensive backs. At the same time, some Philly fans were livid at the hit by Jadeveon Clowney that knocked made-of-crystal quarterback Carson Wentz out of the game.

In any case, the season is over for the guys in green, while the Seahawks will travel to the frigid upper Midwest to take on the Green Bay Packers in the first playoff game for Aaron Rodgers since suffering a 44-21 beat down at the hands of the 2016 Atlanta Falcons.

Before things move along to the Divisional Round, however, let’s take a look at how Twitter handled the Seahawks defeat of the Eagles. Though I’m going to take a detour to watch some highlights first.

Oops, sorry, that last one wasn’t from this year’s Wild Card game. I hope you guys can forgive my oversight.

Now to get to the reactions.

That’s enough love for Metcalf for Monday morning. We’ve got all week, so moving on to the next topic.

Many Eagles fans are adamant that Clowney speared Wentz in the back of the head, however, as is shown here, that is not accurate.

(Author’s note: There were a whole lot of fan reactions to that play, but most of them weren’t exactly Field Gulls friendly, so I have left them out of this piece.)

For starting right guard D.J. Fluker, it was the first time he’s been on the field for a playoff game since his rookie season with the then San Diego, but now Los Angeles Chargers, back at the end of the 2013 season. He seems to have enjoyed himself.

Now it’s a full week of getting to prepare to face the Green Bay Packers in the Divisional Round next Sunday.