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Social Media Reactions: Lions vs. Bucs

Detroit will make its first NFC Championship appearance since 1991.

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Two things I love about football are one, an undeniable and compelling underdog story, and two, an “any given Sunday” play out of a game. Despite an underwhelming first half, the Detroit Lions clinched a 31-23 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Sunday’s NFC divisional round playoffs. Detroit sealed the deal when linebacker Derrick Barnes picked off Buccaneers quarterback Baker Mayfield with 1:35 left. They advance and will face the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Championship to see who will represent the NFC in the Super Bowl.

Ultimately, what makes this win so special is that the Lions will play in their first NFC Championship Game since 1991. The Lions are on a mission to play in their first-ever Super Bowl and hope to snap its 66-year title drought. To be a Lions fan at this moment in time is definitely memorable and they are expressing their excitement via Twittersphere.

Do you think Detroit can get past San Francisco? Will this be the year that the Lions make it to the Super Bowl? And if they do, can they lock hands with the Lombardi and bring a memorable season to a GREAT close? Let us know in the comments below.