During the Lions' winless 2008 season, Allen broke through a double-team and chased Orlovsky into the Detroit end zone. Orlovsky tried to get away and ended up running out of the end zone with 21 seconds left in the first quarter, causing a safety in Detroit's 12-10 loss to Minnesota. It's a play that has followed Orlovsky the rest of his career, and on Thursday night, Orlovsky had a bit of fun with Allen's retirement.
Orlovsky took to Instagram to congratulate Allen on retirement and poke fun at himself about the play one more time.
Hey jaredallen69 thanks bro. Congrats on retirement, I'll NEVER... https://t.co/m6OcRTP4s3
— Dan Orlovsky (@danorlovsky7) February 19, 2016
When Orlovsky came back to the Lions in 2014, he conceded that part of the reason was to reverse his first stint with Detroit that included the infamous play and the winless season. He made the playoffs for the first time in his career with Detroit in 2014 as a backup to Matthew Stafford.
Orlovsky has played in 26 games with multiple teams, completing 298 of 512 passes for 3,132 yards, 15 touchdowns and 13 interceptions. During the 2008 season, he played in a career-high 10 games.