The Detroit Lions are heading into the bye week winners, which is a nice sigh of relief considering they were in danger of heading into Week 6 at 1-4. As a result, Lions players were active on social media Sunday night and Monday morning as they reacted to their 31-23 victory over the Green Bay Packers.
One of my favorite reactions from the game came from Eli Harold, who was live tweeting the game from home while he worked at his No. 1 job, being a full-time new dad. Here’s a selection of tweets from Harold during the game:
SACKKKKKKKKKK @RomeoND45 LESSSGOOOOO !— 7️⃣even (@EliHarold_) October 7, 2018
KG is UNSTOPPABLE !!!!!!— 7️⃣even (@EliHarold_) October 7, 2018
Back that ass up !!!!!! LETS GOOOO D !— 7️⃣even (@EliHarold_) October 7, 2018
And in case you were wondering, Harold is eager to get back with his teammates, though he’ll have to wait two weeks before the Lions take the field again.
Great win fellas !— 7️⃣even (@EliHarold_) October 7, 2018
Cannot wait to get back with the #Pride.
Of course everyone is happy during a team win, but Darius Slay had some other things on his mind. He had a rough game as Davante Adams picked up nine catches and 140 yards with Slay mostly mirroring him in coverage. Ultimately, Slay was happy with the win, but he knows he has to be better on Sundays:
Great team win.... ya boy has to play better an I will✊ #OnePride— Darius Slay (@_bigplayslay23) October 7, 2018
Harold gave Romeo Okwara a shout out in his live tweeting, but he wasn’t the only Lions player to appreciate Okwara’s performance on Sunday. Devon Kennard had to give it up for the defensive end opposite him after the game:
Great team win! My dog @RomeoND45 went crazy!!!— DK (@DevonKennard) October 7, 2018
No one is more entertaining on and off the field than Golden Tate. Here’s him reacting to the win via the Lions social media account:
"Feels so good going into the bye - so, so good" - @ShowtimeTate pic.twitter.com/ifZ7wWqe9N— Detroit Lions (@Lions) October 7, 2018
Here’s a sampling of the rest of Lions Twitter and Instagram after the game:
No other way to head into the bye week. We fight for each other! #DetroitVsEverybody— TJ Jones (@IamTJ_Jones) October 7, 2018
Great team win fellas! Let’s keep it going! pic.twitter.com/DDK8x2Awxd— LeGarrette Blount (@LG_Blount) October 8, 2018
All Glory goes to God!! I told y’all keep that same Energy don’t switch up now! #onepride— Nevin Lawson (@nevin_lawson) October 7, 2018
Then there was the locker celebration at the end. It was a little more subdued than Matt Patricia’s first career win over the Patriots, but it’s clear the players were giddy about entering the bye week on a win—and getting early Monday morning meetings cancelled:
"This is what we're built for"— Detroit Lions (@Lions) October 7, 2018
Inside the #Lions locker room celebration after today's win. #OnePride pic.twitter.com/TduN18iUo4