The Detroit Lions got their first win of the season after a last-second touchdown to beat the Minnesota Vikings.
Lions head coach Dan Campbell, and quarterback Jared Goff, dedicated the win to the victims of the Oxford High School shooting.
A sophomore opened fire at a high school on Tuesday, killing four students and wounding at least eight others, including a teacher. The shooting occurred at about 12:51 p.m. in Oxford Township, a northern suburb of Detroit.
In the post-game press conference, Campbell dedicated the game ball to the victims and their families, reading out the names of all those who perished.
“This game ball goes to the whole Oxford community, all those who were affected,” said Campbell. “I want us to not forget these names.”
Jared Goff gets emotional over Oxford tragedy
Goff also spoke about the shooting, getting emotional during the post-win press conference. He mentioned the Michigan Wolverines winning the Big 10 championship for the first time since 2004 after beating the Iowa Hawkeyes 42-3, saying it’s a small joy for the community after a terrible tragedy.
“I’m trying not to get amotional, but, sometimes special things happen, special circumstances, and you saw yesterday what Michigan did against Iowa, and then us today getting our first win,” said Goff. “You never hope for a tragedy like this but you hope to be a light for those people.
“And a positive thing that they can have fun watching,” he added.