It has now become a tradition that the Detroit Lions run a crazy trick play in the meaningless season finale. Last year, it was a two-point conversion that saw Matthew Stafford catching a pass from Golden Tate—a play that would be made famous by the Philadelphia Eagles in the Super Bowl.
The Lions dialed up another one in 2018 in their finale against the Green Bay Packers. This time, Matt Prater was the hero.
Take a look:
That was technically not Prater’s first pass attempt. Back in 2012, Prater threw an incomplete pass with the Denver Broncos.
The real key to the success was Levine Toilolo, who faked like he was leaving the field for a substitution, but was left all alone wide out, and gave Prater an easy target.
The touchdown pass moved the Lions’ lead to 14-0. Detroit is looking for back-to-back season sweeps of the Packers for the first time since the 1980s.
UPDATE: One Lions players watching from home was pumped about the play:
Prater with the dime!!!!!!!— TJ Lang (@TJLang70) December 30, 2018