Matthew Stafford threw for 385 yards and 2 touchdowns while Joique Bell had 132 all purpose yards and a touchdown as the Lions held on to beat the Washington Redskins 27-20. And not only did the Lions avoid another fourth quarter meltdown Detroit managed their first win in DC ever which was hopefully their first step in shedding the SOL label.
The Detroit Lions defeat the Washington Redskins 27-20 to move their record to 1-21 all time in DC.
— NFL: AroundTheLeague (@NFL_ATL) September 22, 2013
And although the SOL label seemed well intact after an early pick six thrown by Matthew Stafford to DeAngelo Hall, these Detroit Lions were able to come up some key plays at opportune times against an extremely vulnerable Redskins defense.
The Lions were able to take a 17-14 halftime after a Joique Bell touchdown run who filled in nicely for an injured Reggie Bush and a Joseph Fauria touchdown reception. After a quiet third quarter which only mustered a Washington field goal Detroit was able ...