The Detroit Lions top 10 plays of the past decade

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8. Jeremy Ross back-to-back ‘Snow Bowl’ returns (2013)

Jeremy Ross scored exactly two special teams touchdowns in his five year NFL career. Both of those happened to occur within a seven minute stretch in the middle of a Nor’easter blizzard, one of the most unusual games in recent team history.

With the Lions leading the Philadelphia Eagles in their Week 13 matchup 8-0 midway through the 3rd quarter, Ross broke free on a 58-yard punt return, one that at the time looked like it might ice the game entirely.

With such a severe snow storm that the yard lines needed to be shoveled off repeatedly, no one could even keep their footing. And the resulting two touchdown-lead felt more like four or five in the snow.

At 14-0, the snow slowed down,  Philly’s offense found their footing, and early in the 4th quarter had tied the score at 14.

Even in a snowstorm, lightning struck twice for Ross on the following kickoff. Stutter-stepping near the 20-yard line to prevent a slip and slide, Ross found a crease down the center of the field and was off to the races again, this time 98 yards to regain the lead, 20-14.

Unfortunately, Philly would end up scoring an unanswered 20 points in the final frame to win the now-tokened Blizzard Bowl by the final score of 34-20.

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