At this point, it has become an annual tradition for the Detroit Lions. In a game that typically doesn’t matter much for Detroit, they pull out a trick play for some late-season entertainment for its fans. Last year, Matt Prater threw a touchdown pass in Lambeau. The year before that, Matthew Stafford caught a pass from Golden Tate on a two-point attempt that would later be emulated in the Super Bowl as the Philly Special.
The Lions made it three years in a row on Sunday, as they pulled off a perfect trick play in the first quarter resulting in an early 7-0 lead.
Danny Amendola took an end around handoff to his right, and as the entire Packers defense shifted that way, quarterback David Blough snuck out to the left side and was wide open for the 19-yard score.
This was a play many knew was coming based on some things we saw in practice. Amendola has a short history of trick play throws, completing two of his two previous passing attempts for 64 yards and a score.
Needless to say, this was David Blough’s first career touchdown catch.