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Lions players react to exhilarating comeback win over Colts

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Lions players took to social media to express their joy after a Week 1 win.

Detroit Lions v Indianapolis Colts Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images

Week 1 for the Detroit Lions was a thrilling game that may not be matched the rest of the season—but probably will; we know better by this point. Still, with the combined anticipation for the start of football and the high anxiety of letting an 18-point lead slip away and potentially losing a game on an extra point, this game set the bar pretty high for intensity.

But fans weren’t the only ones feeling it. The Lions players out there were seen expressing wild emotions and wearing their hearts on their sleeve. After the game, several Lions players to to Twitter for a little post-game release.

What a game!

For many Lions players, the disbelief of the game hadn’t worn off by the time the were on social media.

It wasn’t pretty

For others, they knew the team didn’t give it their best, but also know that getting the “W” is the highest priority.

Giving props where it’s due

Some Lions players couldn’t help but recognize game and praised their teammates after a few standout performances:

On to Tennessee

The Lions know they can only celebrate this one for so long. The Tennessee Titans are just six days away now.