On Sunday, January 14th the Detroit Lions made history by winning their first playoff game since 1992 by beating the Los Angeles Rams 24-23. It was also their first ever playoff game / win at Ford Field, making the night even more special.

NFC Wild Card Playoffs - Los Angeles Rams v Detroit Lions
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The Lions will now be playing another playoff game on their home turf next week, which will hopefully land them closer to their first ever Super Bowl appearance. And if you're curious how the people of Detroit are reacting... it's as chaotic as you could imagine.

I've rounded up some of the best memes and social media posts from fans this morning so you can get hyped up with the entire city of Detroit and everyone who is rooting on the lions.

These foul mouthed sports commentary accounts nailed how excited most of us are:

@liontreesbets Lions vs Rams Playoff Game Recap #nfl #football #detroitlions #nflplayoffs #fyp ♬ Sky - Playboi Carti

In the locker room, the party started immediately after they left the field.

@detroitlions Jared Goff. #DetroitLions #LARvsDET #NFLPlayoffs #JaredGoff ♬ original sound - Detroit Lions

Meanwhile, on the field fans like Eminem's daughter, Hallie Jade, showed off her view from the stands

@hailie_jade_♬ original sound - Hailie Jade

Benjamin Capp, a 66 year season ticket holder, finally got to enjoy the moment that made all of those heartbreaking seasons worth it.

@nfl loyalty runs deep #detroit #lions #nfl #nflplayoffs ♬ drowning (edit) - Antent & vowl.

and Lions GM Brad Holmes screamed it out because he was just as shocked as the rest of us that we've gotten this far:

@barstoolsports Brad Holmes was so hype for Detroit’s first playoff win in 32 years @Barstool Detroit ♬ original sound - Barstool Sports

The celebration didn't just stay at ford field, there were several Lions fans that posted their reactions from bars and homes across Michigan and the rest of America

@leximartens From a Michigan girl whose been a Colts fan her whole life… even I was cheering for this Lions win #detroitlions #nfl #nflplayoffs #nflplayoffs2024 ♬ Sweet Victory - David Eisley & Bob Kulick

@mollydavis94 I was confused obviously…but GO Lions! #fyp #foryou #lions #nfl #playoffs #viral #trend #xybca ♬ original sound - Molly Davis

This poor Cowboys fan had the gritty thrown on her by a Lions fan after their loss in Dallas

@sansi422 Hit the griddy on dem cowboys fans #griddy #detroitlions #cowboysnation #football @Depressed Cowboys Fan @Sketch Daily @timthetatman @Ninja @WorldStar Hip Hop ♬ original sound - Jeff

And the Lions even got a shoutout during the Emmys last night when Detroit native Sam Richardson gave a shoutout to his hometown team during his own win

@televisionacad Sam Richardson thanks his family, castmates, and the @Detroit Lions while accepting the #Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for #TedLasso at the 75th Creative Arts #Emmys. 🎤 #75thEmmys #TelevisionAcademy #SamRichardson ♬ original sound - Emmys / Television Academy

And of course the memes came out in full force




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and even the Lions had their own fun posting their own nonsense after their win




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Lions fans of all shapes and sizes celebrated all night long, and now we're on to our next playoff game, coming up next weekend. Will we repeat the excitement? Here's hoping the new Lions keep this energy up!

Detroit Lions Home Opponents 2024

These are the teams the Detroit Lions will face at Ford Field during the 2024 regular season.

Gallery Credit: JR