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Lions beat Redskins to finally end their losing streak

LVCorrespondent ISeptember 27, 2009
Calvin “Megatron” Johnson and the Lions got their first win of the season against the Redskins and ended their 19-game losing streak
For the first time since Dec. 23, 2007, the Detroit Lions can finally call themselves winners.
In an upset special, the Lions led by rookie QB Matthew Stafford (21/36, 241 yards, 1 TD, and 0 INTs) scored a 19-14 victory over the Washington Redskins.
The win ended their 19-game losing streak and ended any references to their NFL record low 0-16 season in 2008. Now, they (1-2) no longer have to worry about catching the infamous Tampa Bay Buccaneers from 1976-1977, who lost an NFL record 26 games in a row.

The poor Redskins- who will now be the answer to every punchline- were sloppy and played with no urgency. In the process, they also lost high-priced off-season DT Albert Haynesworth, who was carted off with an injured hip. 

The Lions points came via a Stafford 21-yard touchdown pass to Bryant Johnson, who had a big day with four catches for 73 yards and 1 TD in the first quarter. Reserve RB, Maurice Morris, also scored on a short touchdown after a huge pass interference penalty was called on Redskins S Chris Horton in the end-zone.

After the score by Morris- the Lions defense rose to the occasion by stopping the Redskins when it mattered most- including a severely botched hook-and-lateral on the last play of the game.

For over 36 minutes, the Lions held the ball and only allowed the Skins to convert two of 10 first down's and forced one interception.

With a 1-2 start, all the attention will be placed onto embattled Head Coach, Jim Zorn, whose team had nine penalties and continued having problems jelling on offense. 

After an 8-8 season, Zorn, in his second go-around, already has a loss to the formerly win-less Lions and a near miss last week to the lackluster Rams.

Don't be shocked to see a coaching change if the 'Skins don't improve this season. 

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