NFL Fans Celebrate Jared Goff’s Lions for Earning 1st Playoff Win Since 1992 vs. Rams
zach bacharContributor IJanuary 15, 2024

DETROIT, MICHIGAN - JANUARY 14: Jared Goff #16 of the Detroit Lions reacts during the first quarter against the Los Angeles Rams in the NFC Wild Card Playoffs at Ford Field on January 14, 2024 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Nic Antaya/Getty Images)

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The playoff win drought is finally over.

The Detroit Lions defeated the Los Angeles Rams by the final score of 24-23 on Sunday night, marking the team’s first postseason victory since 1992.

Jared Goff excelled during a win over the team that traded him in Jan. 2021, completing 81.5 percent of his passes for 277 yards and a touchdown without committing an interception. He was especially dominant in the first half, racking up 194 yards through two quarters.

Detroit Lions @Lions

CLUTCH. GRIT#LARvsDET on NBC | #AllGrit pic.twitter.com/Xil0TvcgvN

NFL @NFL

Goff to LaPorta for the touchdown on 4th down! Lions lead 21-10. #OnePride

πŸ“Ί: #LARvsDET on NBC
πŸ“±: Stream on #NFLPlus pic.twitter.com/mKZAWsklkP

Bleacher Report @BleacherReport

Jared Goff in 1Q vs. Rams:

9/9
111 YDS
6 Passing 1st downs
Zero 3rd-down plays on offense

Lions up 14-3 🦁 pic.twitter.com/ZsLFpd0TBG

Lions Memes @LionsMemes

LET’S GO JARED GOFF!!! TIME TO PUT THIS CITY ON YOUR BACK!!!!

Field Yates @FieldYates

Jared Goff and Matthew Stafford are just trading dimes right now.

Insane QB play so far in this game.

Honolulu Blues @HonoluluBlues_

Goff dropping DIMES

Robert Griffin III @RGIII

Jared Goff deserved this win. The Rams and Sean McVay threw him away to Detroit and he comes back after helping get the Lions their first division title and home playoff game in 30 years to end the game with the best formation and play in football. Victory. YOU LOVE TO SEE IT.

Marcus Spears @mspears96

Man this gotta feel good to Goff man!!!! No matter if he tries to downplay it!! This matters

trey wingo @wingoz

Man Jared Goff has to feel good about this.. kicked out of LA for their Super Bowl run…and now gets revenge against them. Good for him

Mina Kimes @minakimes

Hard not to feel happy for Goff. What a turnaround for him.

Eric Crocker πŸ₯·πŸΎ @Crocky209

I know that revenge game felt good for Goff. That’s dope

Marisa Marino @mustbemarisa87

Jared Goff and Dan Campbell deserve all the flowers tonight. What a show they put on.

Bruce Feldman @BruceFeldmanCFB

Happy for Detroit and Lions fans, and for Jared Goff. He’s made a lot of Lions fans since he got there by how he’s treated people along the way.

Amon-Ra St. Brown reeled in a team-high seven receptions for 110 yards, while running backs David Montgomery and Jahmyr Gibbs each scored a touchdown on the ground.

On the other side of the ball, Aidan Hutchinson was dominant in the first playoff game of his career. The former No. 2 overall pick took down Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford twice, notching the Lions’ only two sacks of the evening.

Fans were excited for Detroit, as the team snapped the longest active NFL streak without a postseason win.

Bleacher Report @BleacherReport

LIONS WIN THEIR FIRST PLAYOFF GAME SINCE 1992 😱 pic.twitter.com/6cAwojpFjb

NFL @NFL

Believe it.

The @Lions are advancing to the Divisional Round! #NFLPlayoffs pic.twitter.com/qNYMgYnJYt

Bleacher Report @BleacherReport

WHAT A MOMENT FOR DETROIT πŸ‘

(via @NFL)
pic.twitter.com/TGxzqdB9Iu

Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

Tonight is the Lions’ first playoff win since defeating Dallas 38-6 back in 1991, some 33 years ago, when Detroit’s head coach was Wayne Fontes and its running back was Barry Sanders.

Until tonight, the Lions had lost nine straight playoff games.

Richard Deitsch @richarddeitsch

I’m genuinely happy for Lions fans. I know some β€” and this is awesome.

kuz @kylekuzma

First time in my life seeing a @Lions playoff win AHHHHHHHHH!!!!!🦁🦁🦁🦁🦁🦁🦁🦁🦁🦁🦁🦁🦁🦁🦁🦁🦁🦁🦁🦁🦁🦁🦁🦁🦁🦁

StatMuse @statmuse

The Detroit Lions have won their first playoff game since 1992. pic.twitter.com/AaVjm1Iby2

Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

The #Lions waited 30 years for a home playoff game. After the win over the #Rams, they now have to wait… one week until the next one.

B/R Gridiron @brgridiron

LIONS WIN FIRST PLAYOFF GAME IN 32 YEARS 🦁 pic.twitter.com/pGdGmK7tng

Scott Hanson @ScottHanson

Such a great final call by @miketirico

Goosebumps. @Lions

ESPN @espn

What a journey it’s been for the Detroit Lions πŸ‘ pic.twitter.com/IJSJ9TnfqE

Chris Rosvoglou @RosvoglouReport

Good for Dan Campbell, Jared Goff and the Lions. They deserve this moment.

Tracy Wolfson @tracywolfson

Wow so happy for this #Lions team and fans everywhere. Michigan is the place to be these days! Just wow.

Looking ahead, Detroit will host the winner of Monday night’s matchup between the Philadelphia Eagles and Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the divisional round.

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