Jim Caldwell made the call of the game when he decided to fake a punt in the fourth quarter. Tim Fuller USA TODAY Sports
The Detroit Lions needed a spark with time running out in the fourth quarter against the Chicago Bears on Sunday. Down by seven and facing a fourth-and-two in their own territory, Lions head coach Jim Caldwell called for a fake punt.
That's when safety Isa Abdul-Quddus took the direct snap around the left edge for 30 yards and a fresh set of downs.
See how the trick play unfolded in the video clip below, courtesy of NFL's official Twitter account.
The trick play was only the beginning of the late-game theatrics in this NFC North showdown.
The fake point kept Detroit's drive alive long enough for them to kick a field goal and cut Chicago's lead to four points. On their next possession, the Lions took the lead on a six-yard touchdown pass from Matthew Stafford to Calvin Johnson.
The Bears countered with a game-tying field goal as time expired to force an overtime period. The excitement finally came to an end when Matt Prater hit a 27-yard field goal with 3:54 left in overtime, lifting the Lions to a 37-34 win -- Detroit's first of the season.
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