When it comes to such lists, the usual and obvious is always mentioned and as such, I have a tendency to mention the more underrated and possibly forgotten Lions touchdowns. As such, I'll do the same thing with what I consider to be Lions touchdowns which were unfortunately overshadowed by other Lions TD's.
#1 - Robert Drummond in the 2000 Grey Cup
I stated countless times that the 2000 Grey Cup is by far the most unpopular Lions championship win and along with that, the 2000 Grey Cup MVP Robert Drummond. The Lions were clinging on to a 12-10 lead early in the fourth quarter when Robert Drummond made a 44-yard touchdown run on 3rd down which gave the Lions some breathing room and seemed to shift the momentum back to the Lions, seen at 0:47:
#2 - Eric Streater in the 1988 WDF
When it comes to Lions WDF wins, the most underrated may be the 1988 WDF in which the Lions went to Commonwealth which is usually a hell hole but came out with a playoff win in that stadium for the very first time. Late in the fourth quarter after Dunigan threw a TD pass to David Williams to give the Lions some breathing room, Dunigan then threw a desperate pass on a broke play which was caught by Eric Streater with one hand and ran for another Lions TD to seal the deal at 1:45:04:
And in the replay at 1:46:43 you could clearly hear Matt Dunigan use the f-word to an Eskimo defender.
#3 - Darren Flutie by KENT AUSTIN in the 1994 WDF
Everybody remembers that Danny McManus pass to Darren Flutie in the last play, and that was Darren Flutie's 3rd and final TD of that game. The second TD catch was also thrown by Danny McManus. But very few people may remember that the first TD catch by Darren Flutie was thrown by the underrated Kent Austin on a very long 49-yard TD pass and run at 55:17:
#4 - Jason Clermont from Dave Dickenson in the 2004 Grey Cup
Yes it's been debated to death as to whether 2004 MOP Casey Printers should have played over Dave Dickenson. But no doubt the Dickenson and the Lions offence started off strong in the first drive after kickoff, Dickenson led the Lions down the field a using a fake handoff to Antonio Warren, threw a pass to game MOC Jason Clermont which confused the camera man as he focused the camera on Warren and thus, missed the touchdown catch by Clermont at 7:25:
Fortunately, the other cameraman managed to catch the pay on replay.
Three other honourable mentions which don't have highlights to:
#5 - David Williams by Matt Dunigan on October 29, 1988
In the second-to-last regular 1988 season game, the Lions romped over the Eskimos 51-16 and David Williams scored four touchdowns. His last touchdown involved catching a pass near the sidelines, and then quickly eluded two Eskimo defenders to run for the touchdown.
#6 - Darren Flutie by Doug Flutie on October 6, 1991
The Lions always had a tough time with Calgary in the 1991 season and lost the first three regular season games. But the Lions got one back in the fourth and final regular season game between the two teams in Calgary with a 49-34 win highlighted by a very long pass from Doug Flutie to Darren Flutie who was completely wide open.
#7 - Eric Carter in the 2000 WDF
When it comes to defensive Lions touchdowns, most people will remember Keith Gooch in the 1985 WDF and Charles Gordon in the 1994 GC. But similar to point #1 above about how 2000 season is unpopular, then along with is the 2000 WDF in which the Lions went to Calgary in which the Lions defence rose to the occasion and forced seven turnovers on 2000 MOP Dave Dickenson highlighted by a second quarter 52-yard TD interception return by Eric Carter to give the Lions a huge lead and the Lions never looked back in a solid 37-23 win and as I stated before, my avatar shows the post-win celebration.
Finally, how about an overrated
Lions touchdown. With all due respect to all Lions players who score a touchdown, some players and plays always get a lot more attention and coverage over other underrated players and plays and as such, they might be considered overrated given the fact that the player and possibly season wasn't a great one overall.
#8 - Raymond "the Missile" Ethridge TD kickoff return on August 1, 1991
In a see-saw battle between the Lions and the Argonauts, the Lions game out in the end after trailing a lot in the first half. Entering overtime, tied at 38-38 the Argonauts scored a field goal, but the subsequent kickoff was returned by Ray Ethridge. The Lions scored another TD to win the game 52-41 with Ethridge's touchdown at 4:10:
But overall in 1991 aside from Doug Flutie and his MOP performance, were the Lions a great team overall? NO!
The Lions had a disgusting defence
which often allowed the opponents to score lots of points which always ruined the hard-earned points from Doug Flutie and the Lions offence. And Ray Ethridge is certainly NOT a Lions legend as he was released by the team just a few games after that game.