On Sunday Night Football, the Detroit Lions came together and pulled off one the (dare we say it) biggest wins in recent team history as they defeated the New England Patriots 26-10 in front of a raucous crowd at Ford Field.
Following the game, Lions’ head coach Matt Patricia (who had just picked up his first win) entered the locker room and after getting big hugs from Rod Wood and Bob Quinn, and then having a group of players swarm him, he addressed his team. Patricia gave the credit to his players and told them to enjoy the win but that on Monday, the focus would shift to the Dallas Cowboys.
After Patricia was finished speaking, Lions’ quarterback Matthew Stafford presented his head coach with the game ball in a moment Patricia is sure to remember forever.
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A while later, Patricia talked about the moment in the locker room.
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“That was very generously from the team,” Patricia said of that moment afterward. “Those guys were really excited, and honestly, that thing belongs to the players.”
Lions wide receiver Marvin Jones Jr. knew exactly how important it was not only for Patricia to get a win under his belt, but to beat his former team.
“It was great,” wide receiver Marvin Jones Jr. said of the postgame celebration. “You’ll probably see some footage of it, or maybe not. But we were jumping up and down. You know, it was just a great moment because we know how hard him and all the coaches worked to prepare the game plan and you know, us to just go out and execute it. It was big for him and you could see it in his face.”
With the win, the Lions are now 1-2 and their focus shifts to their Week 4 matchup in Arlington, Texas against the 1-2 Dallas Cowboys.