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.