Detroit Lions use trickery on 75-yard TD vs. Green Bay Packers


DETROIT — The Detroit Lions refused to hold anything back in their last game Sunday, and a trick play resulted in a 75-yard touchdown against the Green Bay Packers.

Down 7-0 late in the first quarter, quarterback Jared Goff handed the ball off to rookie receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown, who tossed it to wide receiver Tom Kennedy on a reverse, and Kennedy found receiver Kalif Raymond wide open.

It was the first career pass for Kennedy, and it was the Lions’ longest offensive play since Week 13 of 2019, when David Blough threw a 75-yard TD to Kenny Golladay, according to ESPN Stats & Information research. Kennedy became the third wide receiver in franchise history to throw a touchdown pass, and it was also the longest completion for a wide receiver in team history.

St. Brown later caught his own TD pass to give the Lions a 14-7 lead, but the Packers answered as Allen Lazard caught a 29-yard TD pass from Aaron Rodgers. It was Lazard’s first game with two TD receptions. Mason Crosby missed the extra point and the Packers trailed 14-13.

Source : ESPN