If you missed it, or just want to see it again, check out the postgame speech from Lions head coach Dan Campbell after Sunday’s win over the Giants.
The Detroit Lions won their second straight road game, and their third straight game overall, 31-18 over the New York Giants on Sunday. At 4-6 now, talk about the status of head coach Dan Campbell looking to next season can be set aside–if not outright put to bed.
The visiting locker room at MetLife Stadium was of course a celebratory atmosphere. Campbell had talked about how close the team was to winning games, with a play here or a play there making a huge difference. Over the last three games, the Lions have made the critical plays to finish wins. It’s a testament to the growth of the coaching staf, and players buying in.
As expected, Campbell had an fiery postgame speech.
"That doesn’t happen by accident. Everything we talked about. We stayed the course, which you guys have done, man,” Campbell told the Lions. “And we’re playing some pretty clean, physical football, man. Defense, you’re coming to life. We’re getting takeaways Offense, man, we dominated when we needed to. We dominated. The ground game. We made the throws we had to. We were efficient. That’s the way to win, man.Now you’re figuring it out. Now we’re figuring it out. That’s three. Everything will be mental. And then we go for four against a really good opponent. That’s outstanding, gentleman. You earned it, man.”"
Watch Dan Campbell postgame speech after win at the Giants (video)
Here are clips of Campbell’s postgame speech, with defensive tackle Isaiah Buggs closing things out with a speech of his own.
The Lions now have the double-challenge of a short week and taking on the Buffalo Bills Thanksgiving Day. But the owners of the longest current winning streak in the NFC won’t be a pushover to the heavily-favored Bills.