The Detroit Lions created a memory of a lifetime on Sunday with their 30-24 win over the Minnesota Vikings. The win moved Detroit to 11-4 on the season, and clinched their first division title in 30 years with still two games remaining in the season.
The job is not done yet, but at the same time, this puts to end one of the biggest lingering droughts in this franchise history. A home playoff game is coming to Ford Field for the first time in history.
Of course, Lions players were going nuts in the locker room, and luckily, plenty of them went live on Instagram to share their celebration with the public. Sporting their “It’s a lock” NFC North champion shirts, the Lions danced and screamed to Bankroll Fresh’s “Take Over Your Trap,” as they have for the past two years after big road victories.
Here’s some clips of their celebration:
Sorry, that last one was Craig Reynolds.— Pride of Detroit (@PrideOfDetroit) December 24, 2023
THIS is IFFY: pic.twitter.com/w3d97fA3OS
Last one: a man who deserves a moment after a frustrating year: Isaiah Buggs: pic.twitter.com/Am3D8BahDp— Pride of Detroit (@PrideOfDetroit) December 24, 2023
FOX2 also captured Lions owner Sheila Hamp in the moment, who noted how she had literally waited 30 years for this moment.