Yesterday's Broncos-Chargers game, won by Denver 17-3, wasn't a particularly entertaining contest for the average football lover.
At one point, announcer Kevin Harlan actually rhapsodized about how much fun it would have been to call the Panthers-Saints barn-burner (final score: 41-38 Carolina) as opposed to the one to which he'd been assigned.
But if Brock Osweiler's third straight win as a starting quarterback wasn't that much more impressive than the victories eked out by Peyton Manning earlier in the season (there was just one offensive touchdown), Broncos fans were able to enjoy the spectacle of much-hated Chargers QB Philip Rivers complaining about anything and everything en route to another defeat.
The Rivers gripe-fest was capped when he got into the face of Denver's Von Miller after being taken to the ground — at which point he quickly discovered that he'd gotten more than he'd bargained for.
Twitter Nation definitely noticed. Hence the following collection of tweets that shed no tears for Rivers — unless they were tears of laughter.
Check out the twenty most memorable tweets below, followed by two videos — the first a post-game video in which Miller reacts to Rivers's comments, the second a clip of the players meeting on the field after the game was over.
I'm gonna go out on a limb and say Philip Rivers and Von Miller aren't exchanging Christmas cards.— Kyle Banks (@kylebanks) December 7, 2015
Hey Philip Rivers You don't run ur mouth to Von Miller pic.twitter.com/dfMmXsiSJW— ?Minxy? (@Irish_Minxx) December 7, 2015
Von Miller LOVES sacking Philip Rivers! (Who wouldn't??)— Courtney Finnicum (@courtney883) December 6, 2015
Gosh Philip Rivers is suuuuuuch a whiny bitch! Just shut up and take the loss like a man, goodness!— Sean Fahmy (@fahmy001) December 7, 2015
Von Miller just punked Philip rivers— Dylan (@MisterPryor35) December 7, 2015
Man I absolutely hate Philip Rivers w/ a passion...Von Miller kicked his ass— Dré ? (@andre20fs) December 7, 2015
Really wish Philip Rivers & Von Miller were mic'd up. That exchange looked hilarious— Matt Geving (@MattGeving) December 7, 2015
Lol Philip rivers has had enough of Von Miller but too bad! #Broncos— Danielle (@Shiningfeather4) December 7, 2015
Philip rivers is a cry baby! And I'm glad the Broncos messed him and the Chargers up— JUMPMAN (@LeBeauLogan) December 7, 2015
Von Miller yelling at Philip Rivers is a man yelling at a boy. #DENvsSD— Aaron Byers (@abyers2416) December 7, 2015
Another Broncos Chargers game, another episode of cry-baby Philip Rivers. Years upon years of complaining— Brian Kort (@Boom_BKort) December 7, 2015
Seriously #philiprivers? It's football. Baby back bitch. Then you yell at all your teammates, linemen, recievers, etc. Come on dude!— Brandon Rose (@brose328) December 7, 2015
Announcer: "you gotta love the competitive spirit of Philip Rivers" ....you mean the fact he's a CRY BABY— Molly Charlson (@molllllyjoan) December 7, 2015
Philip rivers has to be the biggest cry baby in all of sports.— Chris Camozzi (@ChrisCamozzi) December 7, 2015
I love to watch Philip Rivers bitch about literally everything when he's on the losing side of the game— Tucker O'Rourke (@OrourkeTucker) December 7, 2015
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