Ben Johnson is a freaking genius and Penei Sewell had hands! On Sunday, the Detroit Lions took care of business by defeating the Minnesota Vikings by a score of 34-23 at Ford Field. With the win, the Lions are now 6-7 on the season, and they have kept their NFC Playoff chances alive! During the fourth quarter of the game, Lions offensive coordinator Ben Johnson dialed up a crazy play for Sewell, and it worked to perfection.
Detroit Lions Penei Sewell
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What did Detroit Lions RT Penei Sewell do?
The Lions had an eight-point lead with just two minutes remaining in the game, and on 3rd & 7 at their own 42-yard line, a decision had to be made. Would the Lions just run the ball to keep the clock running?
Nope! Instead, Ben Johnson called a play that will be played for years to come.
Watch as RT Penei Sewell lines up as an eligible receiver, goes in motion, goes out for a pass, catches the pass, and picks up a HUGE first down for the Lions.