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

Kyle NewportFeatured ColumnistOctober 27, 2013

Jeremy Los

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.

— 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

— Brad Galli (@BradGalli) October 27, 2013

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