clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

HIGHLIGHT: Watch Kerryon Johnson’s 57-yard carry that didn’t count

It didn’t count, but it was pretty.

NFL: Detroit Lions at Oakland Raiders Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

The play may not have counted, but Kerryon Johnson just made a whole lot of Detroit Lions fans happy. On the first drive of the second half against the Oakland Raiders Friday night, Johnson took a carry from Jake Rudock 57 yards. Take a look:

There’s a lot going on here to be excited about. First, there’s Johnson’s vision to find that lane to the outside where there is just miles of open field for him. There’s also a solid stiff-arm that allowed him to get into the secondary with ease.

But once he got there, he wasn’t done. He spins out of a tackle, then heads for the sidelines and nearly beats everyone to the endzone.

Unfortunately, the play was all for nothing. The block that sprung Johnson, a second-level play from Tyrell Crosby, was deemed an illegal hold, and the 57-yard run was called back.

Was it really a hold? Chris Spielman didn’t think so, but you be the judge:

Pride of Detroit Direct

Sign up now for a 7-day free trial of Pride of Detroit Direct, with exclusive updates from Jeremy Reisman on the ground at Allen Park, instant reactions after each game, and in-depth Lions analysis from film expert Jon Ledyard.