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Minneapolis — Late in the first half of Super Bowl LII, the Philadelphia Eagles took a page out of Detroit Lions offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter’s playbook.

Facing a fourth-and-goal at the 1-yard line, Eagles quarterback Nick Foles motioned out of the backfield, acting like he was relaying a change to the play call to his tight end. But as he got to the outside of his formation, the ball was directly snapped to rookie running back Corey Clement, who handed it off to tight end Trey Burton on the end around.

While the Patriots scrambled to adjust to the play, Foles leaked out free to the flat and Burton flipped a short pass to the quarterback for the 1-yard touchdown, putting the Eagles up 22-12 at the half.

The play was nearly identical to a two-point conversion play the Lions ran in the final game of the regular season. Like Foles did in the Super Bowl, quarterback Matthew Stafford feigned adjusting the play while motioning to the end of the formation. The direct snap to running back Ameer Abdullah was handed off to wide receiver Golden Tate, who tossed a short pass to Stafford for the successful conversion.

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