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“I’d Follow Dan Campbell Into War”: NFL World Gets Goosebumps After Hearing Detroit Lions HC Dan Campbell’s Post-Game Speech After Beating NY Giants

Published 11/21/2022, 10:30 PM EST

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The Detroit Lions are running the table and their playoff hopes are very much alive. The Lions beat the formidable NY Giants on Sunday at MetLife Stadium. There were quite a few highlights from the night. However, none was as inspirational as Detroit HC Dan Campbell and his post-match victory speech.

The Detroit Lions won a crucial away game against a NY Giants team that went 7-2 into the matchup. Former NFL tight end and head coach Dan Campbell has turned expectations around for the Lions after joining the franchise in 2021. The Giants drafted ‘Motor City’ Dan Campbell in the third round of the 1999 draft and so this win was special in more ways than one.

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Campbell praised the Detroit Lions’ defense for showing up against the Giants. Rookie Aidan Hutchinson had another critical interception in the game after doing something similar to Green Bay Packers QB, Aaron Rodgers, two weeks ago. Rookie safety Kerby Joseph also got an interception when he caught a difficult Daniel Jones throw.

Dan Campbell’s post-match speech gave fans major goosebumps

Dan Campbell’s Detroit Lions defense held down the mighty New York Giants‘ rush offense to under 100 yards in the 31-18 win. Giants RB Saquon Barkley gained only 22 yards over 15 carries in the game. However, the main highlight of the night was the Detroit offense and their 27-year-old running back Jamaal Williams. Jamaal had 3 rush TDs and leads the league this season with 12.

The main takeaway is offense, man. We dominated where we needed to. We dominated the ground game, and we made those runs we had to. We were efficient. That’s the way to win, man,” Campbell said in the Lions’ locker room. Fans were thoroughly moved and inspired.

Thanks to Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers’ terrible form, the 4-7 Detroit Lions sit in second place in the NFC North Division and their wildcard berth is within hand reach. However, some fans think Campbell’s speech isn’t enough to turn Detroit’s fortunes in the NFL.

Everything will be mental. And we’re gonna go for 4 against a really good opponent,” Dan said while ending his war speech after their third back-to-back wins in the regular season.

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And Campbell wasn’t wrong. Next up, the Detroit Lions could be up for their toughest challenge yet this season when they host Josh Allen and the 7-3 Buffalo Bills at Ford Field. The Bills are just coming off a win against the Cleveland Browns and will be a formidable opponent for MCDC’s men.

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Soumyapriyo Ganguly


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Rivu Ganguly is an NFL writer at Essentially Sports. He holds a degree in Economics and Statistics from the Indian School of Business and Finance. Rivu is a sports nerd with his favourites being Soccer, American Football, Basketball, UFC and Formula 1.
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