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Detroit's Epic Comeback Shocks The Cowboys As Dallas Melts Down

A historic day from Megatron. Players fighting on the sidelines. A quarterback fake for the ages. This game had it all.

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On the heels of a history-making day by his otherworldly receiver, Calvin Johnson, Detroit quarterback Matthew Stafford engineered a ridiculous last-minute comeback to stun the Dallas Cowboys, 31-30. Here's how it went down.

After a Dan Bailey field goal, the Lions got the ball with no timeouts, 1:02 on the clock, and 80 yards to go for the touchdown and a win. Clearly, it would be up to Johnson (12 catches, 290 yards at that point) and Stafford to make it happen.

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Except that he ABSOLUTELY DOES NOT DO THAT. He sneaks the ball up and over the pile for the game-tying touchdown. (He ran it in himself to the left, just in case, though the score had been called.)

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After the game, Stafford admitted that he actually was going to spike the ball until he saw the linebackers out of position.

Matthew Stafford said he told everyone he was gonna spike, but saw linebackers standing. 100% his call. #Lions

Brad Galli

@BradGalli

Matthew Stafford said he told everyone he was gonna spike, but saw linebackers standing. 100% his call. #Lions

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Here's how the final play went down, fake and all:

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