After the Detroit Lions lost their season finale to the Green Bay Packers and the NFC North slipped away from them yet again, fans of the team have been noticeably unenthusiastic this week. The Lions may be in the playoffs for just the third time in 17 years, but the fanbase has lost most of its hope in the 2016 version of the team.
But that’s not what we’re about here at Pride Of Detroit. The Lions face one of the weakest teams in the NFC playoffs on Saturday night, and we get the pleasure of having postseason football in our lives. There are 20 other fanbases out there that have to sit and watch tonight, hoping their team gets the same opportunity next year. We don’t have to wait. That opportunity comes tonight.
The Lions may be eight point underdogs. The Seahawks may have won nine straight home playoff games. But Detroit should have won at CenturyLink Field last year, and they can do it again. They’ve turned it around from 1-3 earlier in the season. Hell, they almost made the playoffs after a 1-7 start last year. This team may have lost its last three games, but they have proven they can right the ship in a hurry. They can win.
But I don’t want to just tell you. I want to show you. It’s hype video time. Here are the best videos around the web to get you hyped for Saturday night.
Official team hype videos
The Lions and Seahawks both put together short videos to build excitement for the game. Here’s the Seahawks version:
And the Lions:
Get your gameday started with the official #DETvsSEA hype video: https://t.co/0MYLky1JTq#BeTheRoar #OnePride pic.twitter.com/02pot8Atsb— Detroit Lions (@Lions) January 7, 2017
If this doesn't get you hyped, I don't know what will #OnePride pic.twitter.com/1vvFqOVqW4— Detroit Lions Videos (@DetroitVideos) January 6, 2017
And here is my personal favorite, courtesy of @DetroitMoments:
Detroit Lions | 2016-2017 | Playoff Promo pic.twitter.com/3NVuVgncB8— Detroit Moments (@DetroitMoments) January 3, 2017
Oh, and let’s not forget the best Lions pump-up video of all time:
It won’t be easy, it never has been… and we wouldn’t want it any other way.— Detroit Lions (@Lions) January 1, 2017
We are One Detroit. This is #OnePride pic.twitter.com/fDU7gCmhf4
Lions. Seahawks. Tonight. Experts be damned. Let’s go, Lions!
[Editor’s note: If you see any other hype videos out there, SHARE THEM! I’ll add them to the post as they come in.]