The Detroit Lions won the NFC North championship for the first time since 1993, and their first playoff berth since 2016. The 30-24 win against the Minnesota Vikings secured the title, with standout performances from rookie running back Jahmyr Gibbs and the defense, including four interceptions of Vikings quarterback Nick Mullens. Head coach Dan Campbell described the achievement as special and praised the effort and work of the team. Some players, like C.J. Gardner-Johnson, were emotional about the win, while others, like quarterback Jared Goff, focused on the present and the team’s opportunity to make their own mark in the 2023 season. The Lions are hoping to end their 31-season-long postseason victory drought and are focused on the current team’s achievements rather than the franchise’s history. This win is seen as a step in feeling like a winner for many players, and they are determined to make their mark in the current season. The team’s focus is now on making their mark in the current season and achieving success this year.