Dan Campbell did something that hadn’t been done in the NFL since Baltimore in 2019. But if you want to beat the defending Super Bowl champions on banner night, you have to take some chances.
The Lions pulled off a fake punt on fourth-and-two at their own 17. Instead of going three-and-out for the second consecutive possession, upback Jalen Reeves-Maybin took the direct snap and ran for 3 yards. It was the first fake punt inside a team’s own 20 since the Ravens.
The Lions lead 7-0 at the end of the first quarter.