Even though 2020 resulted in only five wins, there were plenty of positive individual moments for the Detroit Lions.
This is the third part of a 10-part series.
No. 10 play of 2020 – Jeff Okudah’s first career interception.
No. 9 play of 2020 – D’Andre Swift’s hurdle vs. Washington.
Marvin Hall was known as the guy with speed. He was a perfect complement to Matthew Stafford’s rocket arm, using his speed to blaze past defenders and give Stafford a wide open target to throw to.
Yet, the two would have trouble connecting for a majority of their time together. Hall wasn’t as skilled as players ahead of him, such as Kenny Golladay, Marvin Jones Jr. and Danny Amendola.
But, for one afternoon, in a Week 8 game against the Indianapolis Colts, the two connected in a perfect way.
Facing a third-and-16 from its own 19 and down three scores early in the fourth, Detroit sent out Hall. He ran a post route across the middle, as Stafford avoided pressure from both sides and stepped up in the pocket. Planting at his own 15-yard line, Stafford uncorked a deep ball.
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The ball traveled over 60 yards in the air, with Hall catching it at the 25 and running until he was shoved out of bounds inside the 10. On the next play, Indianapolis was penalized for illegal contact, moving the ball to the 4-yard line.
On the next play, Stafford hit Jones for a touchdown, which would be the Lions’ final points. In all, it was a disastrous day for Detroit, losing to the Colts, 41-21.
Hall was waived after a Week 9 loss to the Minnesota Vikings, and played the remainder of the season with the Cleveland Browns. He signed with the New England Patriots in the offseason.
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