Detroit Lions Leave NFL Twitter in Splits After Shocking Win Against High Flying Arizona Cardinals

Published 12/20/2021, 6:38 AM EST
Dec 5, 2021; Detroit, Michigan, USA; Detroit Lions linebacker Rashod Berry (43) celebrates with nose tackle Alim McNeill (54) after the game against the Minnesota Vikings at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports | Reuters


NFC North team Detroit Lions with all due respect are arguably the least impressive side in the NFL currently. The Detroit-based side before last night had won only a solitary match. Not even Detroit fans themselves would’ve expected their team to win against the mighty Cardinals but they defied all odds to pull off a stunning 30-12 victory.

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On a night when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers couldn’t score a single point against the New Orleans Saints, not many expected the night to get even weirder. But lo and behold, the night got even weirder as the Lions pulled off a stunning 30-12 victory over the Arizona Cardinals.

It was a complete performance from the Lions and the players acknowledged this fact post-match. According to Lions fullback Jason Cabinda, the world finally saw the brand of football the Lions wanted to play against the Cardinals. “Today was really the first day we really seen what our brand of football is,” said the fullback. “Smash-mouth, run the ball (to) open up the pass, defense just balling. So it was awesome to see.”

Dec 19, 2021; Detroit, Michigan, USA; Detroit Lions running back Craig Reynolds (46) walks to the huddle after a play during the fourth quarter against the Arizona Cardinals at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports| Courtesy: Reuters

Dan Campbell’s team finally realize their potential; Cardinals fans were upset with the loss

After 11 losses in this campaign, many fans were wondering if the Lions would at least display a coherent performance before the end of the season. Luckily for them, the day came yesterday as the Lions finally played according to coach Campbell’s vision.  “That was fun,” Campbell said post-match.

The Lions HC expressed delight in his team’s performance and was proud of it. “We knew what we had to do today and we did it, really in all three phases across the board. The minute it felt like something may go the wrong way, we were able to tilt it back into our favor. I was proud of those guys.”

The law of averages was bound to catch up with the Lions as a complete performance was bound to come from their side. Unfortunately for the Cardinals, it came against them and the Cardinals fans weren’t happy with it all. Following are some of the best reactions –

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Poor Cardinals fans!

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Suresh Menon

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Suresh Menon is an NFL and Football writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing BMM from St Xavier's College with his specialization in Advertising. Juventus is his favorite soccer club and he one day plans to go to Italy and watch a Juve match live.

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