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Matthew Stafford’s Touchdown Featured On ESPN’s Sports Science

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DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 27: Matthew Stafford #9 of the Detroit Lions celebrates his game winning touchdown with Joique Bell #35 and Reggie Bush #21 while playing the Dallas Cowboys at Ford Field on October 27, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. Detroit won the game 31-30. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

DETROIT, MI – OCTOBER 27: Matthew Stafford #9 of the Detroit Lions celebrates his game winning touchdown with Joique Bell #35 and Reggie Bush #21 while playing the Dallas Cowboys at Ford Field on October 27, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. Detroit won the game 31-30. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

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By Ashley Dunkak
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Is Matthew Stafford is an elite quarterback? Or is his success simply a product of superstar wide receiver Calvin Johnson?

The debate rages on, but no one could question Stafford’s savvy and guts after he ran a quarterback sneak for the game-winning touchdown Sunday when even his teammates thought he would simply spike the ball.

ESPN’s Sports Science broke down the play Thursday, analyzing how Stafford’s size and the angle of his jump helped him into the end zone.

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