TJ Hockenson torches Texans defense for huge gain on Detroit's trick play
During the first quarter of the Thanksgiving Day Lions-Texans game, Lions tight end TJ Hockenson absolutely owned the Texans secondary on a trick play. It got the Lions inside the Texans’ 20-yard line which eventually set up the game’s opening touchdown.
Here’s the play, courtesy of Mike Archambeau:
Stafford to Hockenson 💥 pic.twitter.com/6v6RUAKv99
— Mike Archambeau #OnePride DETROITLIONSvsEVERYBODY (@archambeaum3) November 26, 2020
It was pretty awesome to see a trick play in a game that early, but when a team is 4-6 and desperate, they’re gonna pull out all the stops to try and win a game. It’s also great anytime you see Hockenson go off in the NFL after a strong career with the Hawkeyes.
Coming into today’s game, Hockenson had 40 receptions for 441 yards and five touchdowns. His longest reception on the season was 35 yards but he already broke that record today with his 51-yard reception from above.
So far in this game, Hockenson has three receptions for 78 yards but the Lions are currently down 13-7 to Houston after two straight turnovers. The game is being televised by CBS.