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Davante Adams breaks off 56-yard touchdown to start Packers’ scoring in Detroit

The receiver broke free of the defense for the second-longest touchdown of his career.

Green Bay Packers v Detroit Lions Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images

When Davante Adams gets the football, good things happen. That has been the case all season long for the Green Bay Packers, and it happened again early in Sunday’s game against the Detroit Lions.

The Packers’ defense gave up an opening-drive touchdown to the Lions, but Adams made sure that Detroit’s 7-0 lead would not hold up for long. After catching a quick pass for four yards on the Packers’ first offensive play, Adams and Aaron Rodgers hooked up on a perfect back-shoulder pass two snaps later.

But what Adams did with the football after making the catch is truly remarkable. Adams shook off Amani Oruwariye in coverage, then split the Lions’ secondary, putting on the afterburners and coasting into the end zone for a 56-yard touchdown.

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That play will go down as Adams’ second-longest touchdown. He put up a 66-yard score on the third play of of the game in a late 2016 contest against the Seattle Seahawks, setting the stage for a 38-10 Packers route. This also becomes the eighth straight game in which Adams has found the end zone, and it is his league-leading 14th receiving score of the season.

The Packers’ defense got a stop on the next drive, so stay tuned to see if the Packers can take the lead.