Philadelphia lost its home playoff game to the Saints on a last-second field goal Saturday, but at least one of the Eagles got an unexpected consolation prize Monday.

Mychal Kendricks, a second-year linebacker from Cal, was the subject of Rihanna's Man Crush Monday post on social media.

Rihanna, who once dated Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp, loaded this photo of Kendricks to her Instagram account:

Rihanna earns some points here for featuring a player that isn't quite a household name yet (although her post is certainly help in that regard). She has also been spotted courtside at various Lakers game, so it's a good bet that she is more than just a superficial sports fan. Kendricks, a second-round pick in 2012 after being Pac-12 defensive player of the year as a senior, had a strong season with Eagles: 106 tackles, four sacks, three interceptions and two forced fumbles.

The 700 Level has details of Kendricks' low-key response to being Rihanna's crush:

CSNPhilly.com columnist John Gonzalez was in the locker room this morning at the NovaCare Complex and asked Kendricks if he was aware of this somewhat surprising crush.

“Some of the guys told me about it. They were busting my chops a little,” Kendricks said.

He also said he's never met her before, but would he like to?

"I don't want to talk about this, y'all," he said with a smile.

Pretty smooth, no?

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