And, making it even better, from Detroit's perspective, is the fact that the Lions did it to the Giants on the road.
It was the most complete performance from Detroit during the 2022 season and the most impressive win of the Dan Campbell era in Motown.
It was such a bad beatdown that the Giants fans gathered at MetLife Stadium were even overheard booing their own team during the second half. The reason why: Detroit's defense brought the physicality and delivered stop after stop in the Week 11 contest, limiting the Giants to just 18 points.
And, notably, for the third consecutive week, the Lions won the turnover battle against their opponent. Detroit won the battle in Week 11, three to zero.
"It's so fun," Lions quarterback Jared Goff said after the game, about witnessing the interceptions pulled down by Hutchinson and Joseph. "And, you know, Aidan's got some pretty good hands, man. Like, he's got two interceptions for a D-lineman. I don't know if anyone else (another D-lineman) has two. I got to imagine it's only him.
"And then, Kerby's just so nosy. You know, he's got a nose for the ball. It has been that way, and I think he's kind of starting to grasp it a little bit more now. And, you can see that showing up in these last few weeks. Those two guys together, man, are turnover machines in these last few weeks. And, it's fun."
To no surprise, Detroit, during its successful run of causing turnovers, has also come out on top in each of its last three games. And, in doing so, Campbell's squad has uncovered a recipe for success for itself.
On Sunday, Lions defenders constantly were in the face of Jones, and subsequently, they forced the fourth-year passer to commit the aforementioned two turnovers. The picks were just the third and fourth interceptions for Jones this season.
Detroit also completely shut down Giants star running back Saquon Barkley. Coming into Sunday, Barkley was averaging 4.7 yards a carry and 103.4 yards per game. He was also coming off a 152-yard, one-touchdown effort in Week 10 against the Houston Texans.
The Lions never let the fifth-year back get loose in the Week 11 tilt. Detroit defensive coordinator Aaron Glenn's unit stymied Barkley, limiting him to a measly 22 yards (on 15 carries). It was easily a season-worst effort from the Giants' lead back.
"It pretty much speaks for itself. We knew he was the key. We could not let him get going, and we did that," Campbell said after the game, regarding his defense's efforts in stopping Barkley. "I don't know what that (yards-per-carry) average is, 1.4 or something. But, I mean, that was huge, because everything did run through him. And so, that was the main focus of our defense this week, and they performed it perfectly."
Meanwhile, Detroit's rushing attack came through with a solid performance, accumulating 160 yards and four touchdowns on 37 carries.
Jamaal Williams paced all Detroit backs from a touchdown standpoint, finishing with a game-high three scores. Additionally, Justin Jackson had his best game of the season. The fifth-year back recorded a game-best 66 rushing yards.
After the game, Lions players were asked about the potential of the team making the playoffs, a thought that could have been in the rear-view mirror, after the team started the season with a 1-6 record.
It was a dominant performance by Campbell's crew, with the Lions outscoring the Giants, 28-12, from the second quarter on. And, it just might've been a sign of the franchise finally being ready to turn the corner and become a much more consistent winning team.
"The gameplan they developed, we knew what we had to do, and the players executed it," Campbell said about the Week 11 win. "Everything we said we had to do and needed to do to beat this team, we did that, really for almost all of the game. There was a couple of spots in there, but you know, these guys are playing their (butts) off, and they're starting to figure out a way to win. We all are. So, it's a credit to these guys and the coaches."
Second-year nose tackle Alim McNeill is one of the aforementioned players that is learning how to play winning football. The 6-foot-2, 330-pounder finished the Week 11 affair with a game-high three QB hits and tackles for loss, as well as a sack of Jones.
McNeill said he woke up Sunday "feeling a little different."
"I was just telling myself, it's time to go ahead and get myself on the scene," McNeill told Lions team reporter Dannie Rogers after the game. "I've got to do what my coaches expect me to do. It's just a lot of things I woke up with on my mind today. I was able to put it all into fruition on the field. So, I'm looking to keep on doing this. I don't want this to be the only day I do this."
McNeill is among a group of young Detroit players -- which also includes the likes of Hutchinson and Joseph -- that has been breathing new life into the organization in recent weeks. And, it's helped provide the team's fanbase with a real sense of hope for the first time in a long time.
Times, indeed, are changing in the Motor City, with things appearing to be on the up and up for the Ford family-run franchise.
Lions fans have put their blood, sweat and tears into the organization for decades now, with little-to-no return on investment. They've too often been witnesses not only to losing football, but also to lackluster efforts from their favorite NFL squad.
For the most recent example of this, just take a look at the failed Matt Patricia era in Motown.
The Lions went just 13-29-1 in his tenure as head coach, and were hardly competitive on a weekly basis.
It's why this three-game winning streak (the first of its kind for Detroit since 2017), under the leadership of Campbell, has sparked hope among the fanbase.
It's a much-welcomed change of pace for the Lions, and a reason for the organization's fans to be thankful heading into Thanksgiving.