The Detroit Lions Week 14 win over the Minnesota Vikings has Twitter blowing up this evening. The Lions went into this matchup as favorites and came out as winners with a final score of 34-23.
With a win or a tie in this game, the Vikings would have clinched the Division Title, but the Lions had other plans. Detroit was able to hold Minnesota to just one score in the first half and on seven of their 11 total drives. Head Coach Dan Campbell spoke after the game saying he was proud of the performance this team had today.
“Listen, man, our guys played hard, and they believed in the game plan and they executed it. It wasn’t perfect, but I think that shows signs of growth. Again, the fact we didn’t play a perfect game, but we did what we had to do to win that. We’ve gotten better in all areas. Our defense made plays when we needed them. Our offense was able to control that game. Man, I was proud of them.”
The defense wasn’t the only highlight of this game, the offense played tremendously as well. Most impressively, they were able to score two touchdowns in a total of 94 yards, on three plays in 58 seconds in the first half. The second touchdown only took them seven seconds in one play after a beautiful return by Kalif Raymond.
Jared Goff had a phenomenal game. He spoke to the media after the game on what this team has been able to do after a 1-6 start to the season.
“Yeah, it feels good. It makes me feel like we’re making a lot of people eat what they said mostly. We know who we are, and we know what we can do, and yeah, things sucked early on obviously. And who knows how long that could have lasted, right? But trusted ourselves, trusted the work we put in, trusted (Lions Head Coach) Dan (Campbell), trusted the coaching staff, and we’re almost back to .500 now, and who would have thought that at 1-6.”
Goff and Campbell aren’t the only ones who noticed what this team just did. Fans, athletes, analysts, and more took to Twitter after the game giving the Lions credit where credit was due.
Maddy Miller – Detroit Lions Beat Reporter
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