Quintez Cephus hauls in impressive deep bomb for first NFL TD
Late in the first half of the Detroit Lions game versus the Chicago Bears on Sunday, Matthew Stafford finally managed to hit a deep route for a score.
Stafford had been flirting with the deep ball all half, but with 2:22 left in the first half, he connected with Quintez Cephus, who beat Bears corner Kyle Fuller to complete a 49-yard touchdown pass down the right sideline.
The score cut the Chicago lead to 16-13.
More than just a touchdown, the scoring pass was the 275th of Matthew Stafford’s career, tying him with Vinny Testaverde for No. 16 on the all-time touchdown list – and, it was the first of Cephus’ career.
Cephus, a former Wisconsin standout, was a fifth-round pick by the Lions this spring in the 2020 NFL Draft.
Entering the week, Cephus had appeared in eight of the Lions 11 games, been targeted 21 times, caught 12 passes for 174 yards, and had zero touchdowns. Now, he’s logged his first score and looks set to be a solid contributor for Detroit moving forward.
Q's first career TD!
GOIN DEEP – 49 yards ➡️ @QoDeep_87
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