The Detroit Lions are 4-3 and both fans and players are starting to really believe in this team. There are a lot of reasons why they should be excited. At 4-3, the Lions are just a half game behind both wild card spots, currently held by the 4-2 Green Bay Packers and Philadelphia Eagles. Matthew Stafford has proven that no lead is safe, no matter how late in the game. Detroit is on a three-game winning streak and turning heads all around the league.
You can sense the excitement around the Detroit Lions locker room as the Lions players are fired up on social media. Here’s a sampling of the reactions after Sunday’s win over Washington.
Matthew Stafford is good
Unsurprisingly, many Lions players are praising Stafford after his remarkable 24th game-winning drive.
9, Staff, is EVERYTHING that is RIGHT with the NFL and sports!#competitor— Dan Orlovsky (@danorlovsky7) October 23, 2016
The Detroit Lions twitter account posted this:
#StaffordSunday pic.twitter.com/6Yn0MdOx66— Detroit Lions (@Lions) October 23, 2016
To which Ezekiel Ansah responded:
How bout this stud? https://t.co/Y75kwDtQtF— Ezekiel Ansah (@Ziggy_Ansah) October 23, 2016
Golden Tate got in on the love, too:
Golden Tate to me on his QB after the game: "Number 9 is the MVP." Hard to argue. @Lions @NFLonFOX— Peter Schrager (@PSchrags) October 23, 2016
Enjoying a W from the sideline
With the Lions injury report growing each week, the sidelined players are still having a lot of fun watching this team:
Got that W today, My dawgs put up a fight, and the fans was louder than ever, Let's get it #lionpride— Dwayne Washington (@UWdwayne12) October 23, 2016
This Team Special. #OnePride— Eric Ebron (@Ebron85) October 23, 2016
October 23, 2016
Great team win
The Jim Caldwell mantra popped up yet again after the Lions’ third consecutive win. Though Stafford deserves a lot of credit, everyone is quick to credit the entire team for the victory this week:
Second week on the squad & another great team win!! #OnePride pic.twitter.com/kJmh1R9jBA— Justin Forsett (@JForsett) October 23, 2016
Great TEAM win. On to the next. #OnePride #DefendTheDen— Tahir Whitehead (@Big_Tah47) October 23, 2016
Another great team win for us today!! Got nothing but love for all my teammates we growing! Ford Field was rocking again!! #OnePride— Quandre Diggs (@qdiggs6) October 23, 2016
Sam Martin and Anthony Zettel’s celebratory tweets didn’t fit into one of the above categories, but they were too good to pass up:
Great Weekend to be a Lion!!! PSU gets the win over #2 OSU and Detroit beats the Redskins!! #blessed #WeAre #Wilddogs— Anthony Zettel (@Zettel98) October 23, 2016
All aboard!!! lets keep this train going! #OnePride #OnToTheNextOne— Sam (@SamMartin_6) October 23, 2016
I agree; let’s keep this going, Lions.