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Notes: Best national reactions following Detroit Lions’ big playoff win

Happy postseason Victory Monday.

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Some called them a one-and-done playoff team, but the Detroit Lions shut the haters up Sunday night as they sent the Los Angeles Rams packing.

The Lions (and the Ford Field crowd) knocked their old friend Matthew Stafford and company out of the playoffs, gaining even more love across the NFL world.

Here’s what they’re saying about your Detroit Lions and the big win.

And onto the rest of your notes.

  • “The Lions were more than ready for the brighter spotlight of the postseason. Their next step is proving they can capitalize on another home playoff game.” columnist Jeffri Chadiha offers one question facing each playoff team and for the Lions it’s whether fate is smiling upon the Motor City.

  • This intensity from David Montgomery is exactly what you want to see right now.

  • The front page of the Detroit Free Press may be one you wanna find and keep.

  • Okay, Joey Harrington! We see you.

  • Did you catch the half time performance by the Detroit Youth Choir?

  • It’s been touching to see just how many people are affected by this team with all the stories coming out lately. A sweet note from this fan:

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