The Detroit Lions are pulling out all the stops in Los Angeles.
The Rams won the toss and deferred their option until the second half, giving the ball to the Lions to start the game, and the Lions had a game plan on his to keep the home team on their toes.
After a sloppy couple of plays, the Lions ended up in a third-and-9 and dialed up a beautiful screen pass to D’Andre Swift for a 67-yard touchdown. On the ensuing kickoff, the Lions decided they didn’t want to see Matthew Stafford on the field just yet and executed a surprise onside kick, that was recovered by safety Tracy Walker.
This is Austin Seibert’s second successful onside kick of the season:
Surprise!#DETvsLAR | FOX pic.twitter.com/14nMca25xq— Detroit Lions (@Lions) October 24, 2021
Unfortunately, the Lions got into a bad situation again and on fourth down sent punter Jack Fox and the special teams unit onto the field.
Fortunately, the Lions weren't out of tricks and
QB1 Pro Bowler Fox executed a fake punt and threw a beautiful pass to safety Bobby Price up the left sidelines.
Trick or treat a week early#DETvsLAR | FOX pic.twitter.com/1W9COrCZSO— Detroit Lions (@Lions) October 24, 2021
The Lions ended the drive with a field goal and a 10-0 early lead over the Rams.
UPDATE: THEY DID IT AGAIN!
In the third quarter, down point (17-16) the Lions decided to pull off the fake punt again, this time direct snapping to the C.J. Moore:
"Siri, play 'It's Tricky' by Run-D.M.C."#DETvsLAR | FOX pic.twitter.com/Sd5YLYkyaj— Detroit Lions (@Lions) October 24, 2021