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VIDEO: Former Lions RB Jahvid Best scores twice, advances to AFFL finals

Jahvid Best finally has a chance at a football championship.

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Jahvid Best’s NFL career may be over, but he’s enjoying himself a nice little football resurgence in the American Flag Football League, which is currently enjoying its inaugural “US Open of Football” tournament. The tournament features one half of the bracket filled with amateur teams, while the other is filled with former NFL athletes.

On Saturday, the semifinals were held in Indianapolis, and Best’s team, Team Godspeed, led by former Seahawks quarterback Seneca Wallace, took down Team Ocho, headlined, obviously, by former Bengals receiver Chad Johnson.

Not only did Best’s team win, but the former Detroit Lions running back was key to their 28-12 victory. Best scored two touchdowns in the contest, both of which you can see below:

These two highlights really capture the potential Best had in the NFL. In the first clip, his short-range quickness is on display, as he absolutely burns the corner on an angle route. That’s something we’ve seen Theo Riddick master in the past few years.

In the second clip, we get a taste of that unbelievable Jahvid Best speed. He may not be as fast as Usain Bolt, but he toasts that safety like unattended bread at a hotel continental breakfast.

Best isn’t the only former Lion to grace the AFFL league. Jeremy Ross, part of Team Ocho, also caught a touchdown and had five total catches for 46 yards in a losing effort:

If you’re interested in catching Jahvid Best in the AFFL finals, Team Godspeed is taking on amateur finalist Team Fighting Cancer on Thursday, July 19 at 8 p.m. ET. The game will be televised live on NFL Network.

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