With less than five minutes to play in the first half of Sunday’s game at FedEx Field, Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins threw an interception that was returned by Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins for a touchdown. Washington went on to win its fourth straight game, making Jenkins’s pick-six a mere footnote, and thanks to the clever people running the Eagles’ Twitter account, Redskins fans can even laugh about Cousins’s one awful throw in an otherwise strong performance.
Earlier this month, MMQB’s Albert Breer reported that the NFL had sent a memo to its 32 teams indicating that they would be subject to fines for creating and posting their own GIFs and videos on social media. While the Panthers’ social-media team mocked the policy with a tweet during “Monday Night Football” that has since been deleted, the Eagles’ creative re-enactment of Jenkins’s interception using props and an old electric football set took poking fun at the league to another level.
Come on. That’s good, even if the real thing wasn’t for Cousins and the Redskins.
The Browns used the same tactic to work around the NFL’s social-media restrictions Sunday, while the Redskins opted to embed the NFL’s highlight GIFs.