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Three big wins make it a great weekend for Lions' Quin

Josh Katzenstein
The Detroit News
Glover Quin's consecutive game streak stands at 98.

Green Bay, Wis. — Lions safety Glover Quin experienced joy after three of the top upsets in the sports world last weekend.

In addition to the Lions beating the Packers at Lambeau Field on Sunday for the first time since 1991, Quin watched his alma mater, New Mexico, win at Boise State as a 30-point underdog. He was also happy to see Holly Holm, who briefly attended New Mexico, beat Ronda Rousey Saturday for the UFC women's bantamweight title.

After Quin answered questions at a podium in Green Bay, he made a proclamation about how satisfying his weekend was.

"I got two things that I want to say," he said. "Great weekend for Albuquerque, New Mexico. Shout out to Holly Holm, shout out to New Mexico Lobos beating Boise last night and thank god we won this game."

Quin said he stayed up Saturday night to watch the football matchup as the Lobos beat the Broncos 31-24, so he was up past 1 a.m. before the Lions' game Sunday. Any lack of sleep clearly wasn't a problem as he had seven tackles and a forced fumble, and the Lions held the Packers to just 16 points.

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Quin, a Mississippi native, also said his wife went to school with Holm, though he didn't clarify when. He watched some of the fight Saturday, but watched the highlights later.

"Great weekend for Albuquerque, baby, and the Lobo came to Green Bay and won," he said.

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