These are some Brand New Lions.
The mantra fans are using to expunge its predecessor certainly looked to be true as the Detroit Lions took down the Green Bay Packers on prime time. The boys in Honolulu blue pummeled the cheeseheads 34-20 in their own territory at Lambeau Field, although there was so much blue in the crowd, it was hard to tell whose home it was.
Sports analysts were impressed while fans were of course ecstatic. Let’s enjoy some posts over on X, shall we? Here are some of my favorites.
i’m 43 and that’s the best half of lions football i’ve ever seen.— bomani (@bomani_jones) September 29, 2023
LION 3-1 AND SOLE POSSESSION OF FIRST PLACE IN THE NFC NORTH— Brand New Lions (@DETsports__) September 29, 2023
"It's the Detroit Lions sir they're finally playing complimentary football in prime time, what should we do?" pic.twitter.com/ZskXrACPNG— R̶y̶a̶n̶ (@_McCluskeyR) September 29, 2023
#Lions ain’t playing around with this season man and I love all of it!!!— Louis Riddick (@LRiddickESPN) September 29, 2023
The Lions have been on the other side of this so often. I have no sympathy— Sean Baligian (@SeanPBali) September 29, 2023
All facets of the game pic.twitter.com/OpkwMt06gS
hearing “let’s go lions” at an away game is something i never thought i’d hear lmao #OnePride— em ️ (@tangled_emmett) September 29, 2023
Look at all that blue. I see you and I love you. You guys showed up and showed out. pic.twitter.com/5OLq0UXDeY— Dan Miller (@DanMillerFox2) September 29, 2023
And onto the rest of your notes.
- This video made the rounds during the game — a fan pouring a beer on Amon-Ra St. Brown during his Lambeau Leap. I think we can agree on two things: 1. St. Brown is the type to be fueled by something like that. Eric-Cartman-let-me-drink-your-tears kinda guy. 2. That’s like a $10 beer; joke’s on that fan.
classy move from that Packers fan pouring beer on Amon-Ra St. Brown after the touchdown. pic.twitter.com/wJh6R8UbwO— Ryan Mathews (@Ryan_POD) September 29, 2023
- Brad Holmes continues to be a visible, approachable GM, stopping for pictures in Green Bay:
- Just an outrageous stat at the end of the first quarter:
First quarter yardage— Pride of Detroit (@PrideOfDetroit) September 29, 2023
- Another fun stat for you:
The Packers are down by 24 points at home for just the third time in the last 50 seasons, including playoffs.— Rob Demovsky (@RobDemovsky) September 29, 2023
2002 Wild card vs. ATL (down 24)
2006 Week 13 vs. NYJ (down 31)
- Anti-Lions officiating on national display:
two TERRIBLE calls against the Lions defense on this drive— Warren Sharp (@SharpFootball) September 29, 2023
- From a defensive great himself:
Branch is a damn great rookie.. lil homie nice!!— Darius Slay (@bigplay24slay) September 29, 2023
Man Hutchinson a top 10 defensive player in the nfl… he’s a complete player!— Darius Slay (@bigplay24slay) September 29, 2023
- Bet you could!!!