DETROIT — Detroit Lions offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell has usually been criticized for some of his predictable playcalling. On the first drive of Thanksgiving, although, he gave all these critics a little bit of gift: some trickery.
Bevell called a reverse flea-flicker — a handoff from Matthew Stafford to Kerryon Johnson, who flipped again to Jamal Agnew, who then flipped again to Stafford — to arrange a reception to a wide-open T.J. Hockenson for a 51-yard acquire.
The Texans’ protection was confused by the play, and it set up a 1-yard landing run by Adrian Peterson to offer Detroit a 7-Zero lead.
It is the second straight yr the Lions had an enormous play on their first drive on Thanksgiving. Detroit scored on a 75-yard touchdown move from rookie quarterback David Blough to receiver Kenny Golladay’s final season in opposition to Chicago.
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