The Lions aren’t ready to forgive and forget the tampering charge levied by Chiefs G.M. Scott Pioli.
Moments after the Lions finished their 48-3 victory over the Chiefs on Sunday, Pioli extended his hand to congratulate Lions G.M. Martin Mayhew. The Lions boss shook his head and turned his back on Pioli, according to the Chris McCosky of the Detroit News.
This blowout felt especially good for the Lions. Pioli reportedly got “more than a few cold shoulders” on Sunday. Former Chiefs head coach and current Lions coordinator Gunther Cunningham got a Gatorade bath at the end of the game.
Pioli accused Cunningham of improper conduct with members of the Chiefs.
“We weren’t trying to do anything except win a game,” coach Jim Schwartz said when asked about the Lions’ aggressive play-calling late in the fourth quarter.
Cunningham broke down after the game when he thanked the team. It was a day for settled scores in Detroit, no matter what Schwartz says.
“This win was very important to [Cunningham]. It’s not bragging rights, it’s not winning — it’s just respect,” safety Louis Delmas said.