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Lions notes: On-field mics catch Taylor Decker after touchdown grab

Thankfully, this awesome moment was caught on tape.

It’s been a bummer of a year for the Detroit Lions, but the team provided one of the most fun moments of the season on Sunday when they pulled off a trick play that resulted in left tackle Taylor Decker catching an 11-yard touchdown.

In the locker room afterwards, you could tell just how special of a moment it was for Decker, who regrettably threw the ball into the stands after a rush of adrenaline.

“I’ve been playing football since first grade, always been an o-lineman,” Decker said after the game. “So for my first touchdown to come as a left tackle in the NFL is pretty damn cool.”

Thanks to the Detroit Lions audio and camera crew on gameday, we can also see what was going on with Decker immediately after his first career touchdown. That sequence is heavily featured on this week’s version of’s “Sights and Sounds” weekly feature:

Best parts: LeGarrette Blount understanding why Decker is tired on a 11-yard catch, Eli Harold admitting he got worked on that play in practice, and Decker desperately asking for oxygen.

It’s definitely worth watching. The fun starts at the 2:08 mark in the video above.

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