Lions pull off reverse flea-flicker to set up TD against Texans

DETROIT -- Detroit Lions offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell has often been criticized for some of his predictable playcalling. On the first drive of Thanksgiving, though, he gave all those critics a little gift: some trickery.

Bevell called a reverse flea-flicker -- a handoff from Matthew Stafford to Kerryon Johnson, who flipped back to Jamal Agnew, who then flipped back to Stafford -- to set up a reception to a wide-open T.J. Hockenson for a 51-yard gain.

The Texans' defense was confused by the play, and it set up a 1-yard touchdown run by Adrian Peterson to give Detroit a 7-0 lead.

It's the second straight year the Lions had a big play on their first drive on Thanksgiving. Detroit scored on a 75-yard touchdown pass from rookie quarterback David Blough to receiver Kenny Golladay last season against Chicago.