Dan Campbell has gone into full Madden mode.
The Detroit Lions entered Sunday’s game against the Los Angeles Rams still in search of their first win. After some hard-luck losses, though, Campbell seems to have decided it is time for them to create their own luck.
After scoring a touchdown on their opening drive, the Lions executed a surprise onside kick, which they recovered to retain possession early in the first quarter.
But the drive stalled and the Lions were forced to punt on a fourth-and-7 at the 50-yard line.
But, not on Dan Campbell’s watch.
Instead, the Lions ran a fake punt as punter Jack Fox connected with Bobby Price for a 17-yard gain and first down.
The Lions marched down to the 18-yard line before settling for a field goal to take an early 10-0 lead before the Rams even ran an offensive play.
Naturally, everyone on social media loved the cajones on Campbell for taking some calculated risks early in the game. Hey, whatever you gotta do when you’re a 17-point underdog, right?