NFL Fans React To Detroit Lions Week One Victory Over Kansas City Chiefs

detroit, united states - november 01 2009 : a fan of the detroit tigers after a game outside the stadium


The NFL returned in dramatic fashion on Thursday night. The league’s opening night featured the defending Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs welcoming the Detroit Lions to Arrowhead Stadium for their crowning presentation.

However, the Lions and head coach Dan Campbell didn’t care that it was supposed to be a night of celebration for the Chiefs.

The Lions spoiled the night with a 21-20 victory. It was a great game that had fans excited for the return of football.

Let’s look at some of the best reactions to the Lions victory.

Motor City Dan Campbell

There’s not another NFL head coach who wears his heart on his sleeve like Dan Campbell. Campbell is the ultimate motivator and someone that the Lions players have believed in since the moment he accepted the position.

Coach Campbell has brought a different feel to Detroit, and the results from last night proved that something is working for the boys in Honolulu Blue.

One Nation, Under Blue Kool-Aid

To finish last season, the Lions were eliminated from playoff contention just before their final game with the Green Bay Packers. However, that didn’t stop them from also handing the Packers the same treatment in front of the Lambeau faithful.

It was a moment that united all Lions fans and made the fandom feel a sense of pride. But the pride of winning a big game on a grand stage took a whole new meaning to the old Lions faithful.

It’s a different world than it was yesterday morning.

Yes, you can look at the absence of Travis Kelce and Chris Jones as major factors in the outcome. But injuries and contract disputes are a part of the game.

The Lions played the defending champions on their turf and came out victorious. No other talking point should matter except that it’s time to maybe put a little respect on the name of the Detroit Lions.

A team and a city that has been desperately hoping for a moment like this deserves every second to soak in the spoils of victory. There’s plenty of Kool-Aid to go around.

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