Watch Raiders punter Johnny Townsend run for 42 yards on fake punt


Jon Gruden has a bag of tricks? And he went into it?

Yep! On the Raiders' opening drive on Sunday against the Chargers, Derek Carr threw incomplete to tight end Jared Cook, setting up a 4th and 4 from their own 37-yard line. Rookie punter Johnny Townsend came onto the field.

What happened next shocked everyone watching.

Townsend took the snap and ran down the left sideline. By the time he went out of bounds, he had scampered 42 yards for a Raiders first down.

The Raiders weren't able to cash in on the trickeration as they were stuffed on 4th and goal at the 1-yard line.

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