The best thing the NFL has done in recent memory? Let the team celebrate in the end zone.
While Detroit’s offense has largely been stagnant against the Falcons, they finally broke into the end zone and scored their first offensive points—courtesy of a pass from Matthew Stafford to Golden Tate.
The Lions wide receiving corps is no stranger to group celebrations in the end zone, taking full advantage of the new rules by putting on their thinking caps and coming up with a couple of pretty cool celebrations so far this year. First it was the double-dutch jump roping against the Jets, then it was the game of ping pong between Marvin Jones and Tate against the Giants on Monday night.
On Sunday, the Lions embraced the sport celebrated and played across the Detroit river: Curling.
#WatchTheZone Alert!@Lions with the celebration #DETvsATL pic.twitter.com/gEY9XIW3ec— GMFB (@gmfb) September 24, 2017
Some are saying Jones wasn’t totally in sync with Tate, claiming he looks like a bowling pin wobbling, but there’s a good chance he was acting as another rock. Kudos to the broom work by Theo Riddick and Kenny Golladay.