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Stafford wore a microphone, creating an NFL highlight for the ages

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Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford made one of the best plays of the season on Sunday when he scored the game-winning touchdown against the Cowboys while everyone else on both teams thought he was just going to spike the ball and stop the clock. Stafford also wore a microphone on Sunday, which means the rest of us get to enjoy hearing just how it all unfolded.

The Lions have released a highlight reel including the audio of Stafford on the final drive of the game. It shows Stafford yelling “Clock it! Clock it! Clock it!” to his teammates before he actually spiked the ball on the third play of the Lions’ winning drive, then shows Stafford yelling the same way before improvising his quarterback sneak touchdown on the fly.

Like much of the best footage from NFL Films, the Lions’ highlight reel comes about as close as it gets to taking fans onto the field for a dramatic moment in an NFL game.

(Note: Technical issues have resulted in the video being removed. We will put it back up as soon as it is available.)

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45 Responses to “Stafford wore a microphone, creating an NFL highlight for the ages”
  1. snitor says: Oct 28, 2013 5:11 PM

    Wow.. Another great comeback by him with mics on!

  2. thestrategyexpert says: Oct 28, 2013 5:12 PM

    AWESOME

  3. bombayjon says: Oct 28, 2013 5:15 PM

    Yup. That was prettg cool.

  4. blamatina says: Oct 28, 2013 5:15 PM

    Epic

  5. megatronn81 says: Oct 28, 2013 5:16 PM

    Sensational. Matthew Stafford, that was a drive for the ages.

  6. hyzers says: Oct 28, 2013 5:19 PM

    Remember when Jets fans were bragging that the “Sanchize” was the better QB?

    (Pssst… He’s not)

  7. securb2013 says: Oct 28, 2013 5:22 PM

    Wow Dallas got schooled. If the Harlem Globetrotters played football that is what it would look like. Someone get Matt a bucket of confetti and a football on a string.

  8. crabcakesfootball says: Oct 28, 2013 5:23 PM

    meh… he didnt say much that made it more epic?

    The plays were epic enough

  9. Lions Roar says: Oct 28, 2013 5:23 PM

    This was probably the single greatest comeback the lions have ever made. Stafford for us lions fans, we are in awe. Keep up the good work. #PlayoffBound

  10. 3yardsandacloud says: Oct 28, 2013 5:24 PM

    That is just flat out awesome.

  11. newjerseygiants says: Oct 28, 2013 5:25 PM

    Not a Lions fan although they deserve some success. I like Stafford too, nice kid…the real deal. Not a egotistical, unlikable jerk like so many others.

  12. zimaman says: Oct 28, 2013 5:26 PM

    exceptional football play

    great leadership

    great awareness

    PS – Cowboys “pants on the ground”

  13. jiveturkeygobbler says: Oct 28, 2013 5:27 PM

    Single handedly saving Schwartz’s job. Well him and Megatron…

  14. rmiller517 says: Oct 28, 2013 5:31 PM

    If you dont like this, then you’re either not a real football fan, or a cowboys fan.

    Pretty much the same thing, though.

  15. jaltreality says: Oct 28, 2013 5:33 PM

    Love the drive, but good lord did him squealing make it a bit LESS epic.

  16. hawkfanwtf says: Oct 28, 2013 5:35 PM

    I have to say that I have been watching NFL since the 80’s and it always was the Lions that were on the receiving end of plays like this… Getting caught with their pants down.
    This ones on you Cowboys, gotta play ever play

  17. finfan1985 says: Oct 28, 2013 5:43 PM

    Not a Lions fan but coming from a finz fan that kid has the passion and fire you want your QB to have! Come on Tannehill watch some Stafford tape that was awesome

  18. danielmarcsnyder says: Oct 28, 2013 5:45 PM

    I’m no Lions fan, but that was great.

  19. azarkhan says: Oct 28, 2013 5:48 PM

    Pretty cool. With the talent they have, the Lions should at a minimum be in the chase for a wild card every year. Last years 4-12 record is incomprehensible.

  20. 700levelvet says: Oct 28, 2013 5:48 PM

    Isn’t it ironic , that somehow the ” most mediocre franchise in sports” is on the opposing end….

  21. southpaw79 says: Oct 28, 2013 5:50 PM

    For such an epic play, that was kind of a mild audio clip. I was hoping to hear some of the surprise from the rest of his team or something. Oh well, still one of the plays of the year.

  22. weepingjebus says: Oct 28, 2013 5:56 PM

    My living room sounded pretty similar, and we’re not lions fans. Great drive, and that final QB sneak was glorious. Will the Cowboys ever recover?

  23. jacobk621 says: Oct 28, 2013 6:03 PM

    I’m a pats fan living near Balt , so we don’t hear much from the lions but I’ve been telling everyone for years that the lions team has the talent to go far in the playoffs but for some inexplicably reasons they never live up to their potential

  24. jetsjetsjetsnow says: Oct 28, 2013 6:05 PM

    Even though Jets got annihilated on Sunday something about Dallas losing always picks me up. Whenever I’m feeling low I can always count on a Cowboys loss to give me a boost knowing all is right in the universe. And for them to lose in such a crushing fashion really keeps me going knowing the Football Gods giveth just as much as they taketh away…

  25. flyerguy73 says: Oct 28, 2013 6:06 PM

    Not a lions fan, but that was awesome! Congrats to stafford.

  26. thereisfootballwestofjersey says: Oct 28, 2013 6:07 PM

    He kinda screams like a girl

  27. rg3andthensome says: Oct 28, 2013 6:08 PM

    Lions should beg for him to be Micd up all the time…He always has an unreal finish when he is.

    Redskins Fans.

  28. h0c2000 says: Oct 28, 2013 6:10 PM

    Has Stafford hit puberty yet?

  29. zombiepatriot says: Oct 28, 2013 6:11 PM

    Just wondering what the thoughts are regarding him running to the line yelling clock, so the defense doesn’t put on a rush allowing him the easy sneak?

    To me it kind of leads credence to Schiano telling his players to always rush no matter the situation.

    I do realize it is a bit different with one being the victory formation and the other being a ‘clocking of the ball’ and the Dallas defense should not be sleeping at that point but…

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    I otherwise hope Schiano is fired soon.

  30. dannymac17 says: Oct 28, 2013 6:18 PM

    Dont care much for the Lions but that was good.

    This is why the NFL is so great.

  31. Deb says: Oct 28, 2013 6:22 PM

    Love that! So glad he’s finally gotten past the early-career injuries because Stafford is a good QB!

  32. calicowboysfan86 says: Oct 28, 2013 6:22 PM

    If you took out all the squealing at the end there it would have been decent audio. Obviously I’m still bitter… I love that my team provides viewers with all of these magical last second loses. It makes it really easy to wear my Cowboys gear around my friends out here in the bay area.

  33. robuff716 says: Oct 28, 2013 6:34 PM

    Now wait a minute…I thought Marino pulled the fake spike play years ago…so what make this so EPIC???

  34. nygnjd says: Oct 28, 2013 6:34 PM

    “This video has been removed by the user”.

    Riveting stuff.

  35. justintuckrule says: Oct 28, 2013 6:56 PM

    Ok….it was great and all but did anyone honestly think he was going to spike it? They were only an inch away. I knew he would sneak it.

  36. ilovefoolsball says: Oct 28, 2013 6:58 PM

    Ok I’ll just click on the little play button to watch this great video,

    aaaaand IT’S GONE!

  37. vbe2 says: Oct 28, 2013 7:21 PM

    “This video has been removed by the user”

  38. jpk6044 says: Oct 28, 2013 7:22 PM

    But Jerry would still take Romo in the last two minutes of any ballgame.

  39. hellafiedfc says: Oct 28, 2013 7:32 PM

    They are having technical difficulties. I’m hearing the full video will be on NFLN soundfx on Wednesday.

    Greatest Lions victory in my lifetime and I’m no spring chicken.

  40. cuda1234 says: Oct 28, 2013 7:38 PM

    So if the Cowboys had taken every down seriously they might have won? Somewhere Greg Schiano must be smiling.

  41. granadafan says: Oct 28, 2013 8:08 PM

    Dang, the video has been removed already. Gestapo NFL at it again.

  42. sickliq says: Oct 29, 2013 12:10 AM

    Please excuse me but I have to give a big ol’ LMAO to what I think I heard was “RILLLLEYYYY! RILLLLLEYYYY” in a voice that was several octaves too high for a grown man. He joked in his post game presser that Rief was too busy celebrating with the crowd before the TD.

    Not sure how Staff or any NFL players ever have any voice left. I lost mine for two days just cheering for em against the Bengals!

    That said. Love my Lions. Love Staff. Loved the vid. For those who missed out on PFT’s link, google around, it’s out there.

  43. lovethelions says: Oct 29, 2013 1:24 PM

    Stafford is the man! So nice to see the Lions make such a great play…go Detroit!

  44. lovethelions says: Oct 29, 2013 1:25 PM

    justintuckrule says: Oct 28, 2013 6:56 PM

    Ok….it was great and all but did anyone honestly think he was going to spike it? They were only an inch away. I knew he would sneak it.

    ______________________________________

    Sure you did :)

  45. joec14 says: Oct 29, 2013 5:43 PM

    Great play to get in the endzone but the 2 throws he made to get to that point where even better.

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