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WATCH: Lions' Ameer Abdullah nearly scores on 104-yard kick return

Nov 15, 2015; Green Bay, WI, USA; Detroit Lions running back Ameer Abdullah (21) tries to avoid a tackle by Green Bay Packers defensive tackle Letroy Guion (98) in the second quarter at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

Nov 15, 2015; Green Bay, WI, USA; Detroit Lions running back Ameer Abdullah (21) tries to avoid a tackle by Green Bay Packers defensive tackle Letroy Guion (98) in the second quarter at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

Lions RB Ameer Abdullah gave his team some life with this electric return. Benny Sieu USA TODAY Sports

After going into the halftime break tied with the division-leading Green Bay Packers on Sunday, the Detroit Lions got a big lift when rookie running back Ameer Abdullah returned the second-half kickoff 104 yards.

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Packers defensive back Micah Hyde barely brought down Abdullah from behind, saving the touchdown. However, the Lions scored three plays later, when quarterback Matthew Stafford found tight end Brandon Pettigrew open in the end zone for a 2-yard touchdown.

The Lions, who entered the game with only one win, took a 9-3 lead on Pettigrew's touchdown, set up by Abdullah's return. Although Detroit has struggled to create big plays this season, the second-round pick from Nebraska serves as a reminder that this team still has some playmakers in place for the future.

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