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Lions' Matthew Stafford Fake Spike Turns into Game-Winning TD Run

Jeremy Los
Kyle NewportFeatured ColumnistOctober 27, 2013

With his team trailing 30-24 and the clock running with under 15 seconds to play, Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford decided to call a fake spike and run the ball himself for the game-winning touchdown.

Here's a look at Stafford getting his players to the line quickly, courtesy of BuzzFeed Sports via ESPN's David Ching:

 

That's winning. http://t.co/2uaeVM7S9e

— David Ching (@ESPNChing) October 27, 2013

After the game, Stafford explained what happened on the play: 

Matthew Stafford said he told everyone he was gonna spike, but saw linebackers standing. 100% his call. #Lions pic.twitter.com/DZa8WsaH5z

— Brad Galli (@BradGalli) October 27, 2013

Thanks to some craftiness from their signal-caller, the Lions secured a 31-30 victory.

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