The Detroit Lions picked up an emotional win on Sunday night and you could tell the players were fired up about it. Not only was it important for the team to avoid the chasm of a 0-3 start, but getting coach Matt Patricia his first win was something that was obviously important to the team, especially after rumors floated to the surface that some were unhappy with Patricia’s coaching methods.
“You know, it was just a great moment because we know how hard [Patricia] and all the coaches worked to prepare the game plan,” Marvin Jones Jr. said after the game. “Us to just go out and execute it. It was big for him and you could see it in his face.”
But it was fun for the players, and as 20-somethings are want to do, they took to social media after the game to celebrate a little late night/early morning Victory Monday.
First, the always talkative Golden Tate:
Punters are people, too, and Sam Martin, who only had to punt the ball a couple times in the fourth quarter, was feeling the excitement, too:
LETS GOOOOOO!!!!!— Sam (@SamMartin_6) September 24, 2018
And newcomer Romeo Okwara, who earned his first start on Sunday night...
Onto the secondary. First, there’s Darius Slay who picked up his first interception of the season:
... and DeShawn Shead, who was picked back up by the Lions this week despite getting released in Detroit’s final round of cuts:
Finally, there was the man of the hour, Kerryon Johnson. The Lions running back put Detroit’s 100-yard rusher drought to an end on Sunday night, and he got some praise from the GOAT after the game.
But back to Marvin Jones for a minute, because for as fun as Sunday night was, the celebration can only last so long. In six days the Lions must head to Texas for the Dallas Cowboys, and the preparation starts now.
“We’re excited and we’ll celebrate this one today, but tomorrow we look at it and we flush it,” Jones said. “So we’re onto the Cowboys.”
And just like that, we’re onto Week 4.