Skip to comments.LIONS ARE GOING TO THE PLAYOFFS!!!!
Posted on 12/24/2011 7:01:47 PM PST by TheRobb7
DETROIT -- Matthew Stafford led a victory-lap parade around the perimeter of Ford Field, high-fiving fans that have been waiting since 1999 for the Detroit Lions to make the playoffs.
With the crowd chanting "Play-offs! Play-offs!" as the final few minutes ticked away, Detroit clinched a postseason spot thanks to Stafford's three touchdown passes in a 38-10 win over the San Diego Chargers on Saturday. Stafford appeared to be touched by the face-to-face interaction with fans hanging over the railing to reach his raised right hand. "You could just get a sense of how much it meant to them," Stafford said. "It was fun to give them that kind of joy."
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It's just a wonderful Christmas present for a long suffering Lions fan!
God Bless FreeperNation!
Signed, Charger fan.
The Lions knocked the Chargers out of the playoffs.
Wow! All Matt Millen’s work has finally paid off.
signed: A Cheesehead.
Actually, I wouldn’t mind that scenario if you consider:
If they finish ahead of Atlanta, they draw the NFC East winner....a tough one if the Giants win out, but a winnable one nonetheless.
That would put them in Lambeau for the divisional round with a head of steam, in what should be a Pier 6 brawl...with the winner to play (probably) the Saints or Niners.
If the Lions are going down, I’d rather they go down swinging.
It’s all gravy from here on out.
From a long suffering Rams fan who cheered on the Bears in 2000 eliminating the Lions from contention for the final playoff spot that the Rams got.
You folks are due, being the last non-expansion team in the entire NFL to have never been to the Super Bowl. You might be a couple of years away.
Give Stafford a running game, an O-lineman, and some secondary help....those dreams could be realized...thanks :)
It the gracious way that Chargers fans say "Congratulations!".
Maybe it’s an abbreviation for DILLIGAF?
Congrats from a still suffering Bills fan.
The Bills last made the playoffs when the Lions last made the playoffs.
Maybe I’ll become a Lions fan.
Imagine the Lions and the Denver Tebows in Superbowel Whatever the Roman number. It would be the Lions vs the Christian!
If the Saints can go to the Super Bowl, why not the Lions?
And the beating the Pack is going ot put on the Lions will rival that of the beating they'll put on the Chicago Bears tomorrow.
Go Pack Go!
A former Bears Fan Who Hates Jay Cutler, The McCaskey Family and Lovie Smith, the worst coach in the NFL.
Hope you play my Saints!! Lions will be much easier to beat than the Falcons.
Die In A Fire...
I’m a Broncos fan but I have to say that Stafford kid is pretty good.
I like the way he plays.
Mark Richt had something to do with it, too.
Stafford was a damn good dawg.
Is this one of the signs of the apocalypse?
Congrats to the Lions and their fans. I’m a Packers fan and still remember how great it was back in 94, winning that first playoff game in 11 years against the... Lions.
Great to see them play their best game of the year to get in....they can make some noise in the playoffs, especially since they’ve proven that they can win on the road.
Stafford just keeps getting better and better...he’s already developed into one of the top QBs in the league, just a matter of him staying healthy.
More good news tonight for the Lions, as the Saints are pummeling the Falcons, now it looks like Detroit will play the winner of the NFC (l)East in the Wildcard Round.
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