Detroit 37, Washington 25

Sunday, October 31, 2010 1:00 PM
WHEN: 1:00 PM EST, Sunday, October 31, 2010
WHERE: Ford Field, Detroit, Michigan
TEMPERATURE: DOME
HEAD OFFICIAL: Jerome Boger
ATTENDANCE: 42329

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 Total
Washington 0 13 0 12 25
Detroit 0 7 7 23 37

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Washington 4-4 2-2 2-2 L1
Detroit 2-5 2-1 0-4 W1

Recap

Matthew Stafford threw four touchdowns - three to Calvin Johnson – in his return from a shoulder injury as the host Detroit Lions pulled away for a 37-25 victory over the Washington Redskins on Sunday.

Stafford, sidelined since Week 1 with a shoulder injury, hit Johnson for a 10-yard touchdown on fourth-and-1 with 3:12 left, giving the Lions the lead in a wild final quarter. 

Stafford finished 26 of 45 for 212 yards with one interception.

Johnson, meanwhile, had five catches for 101 yards for Detroit (2-5), which outscored Washington 23-12 in the fourth quarter.

Stafford’s two-point conversion to Bryant Johnson gave the Lions a 28-25 lead and Jason Hanson added a 32-yard field goal with 1:50 left.

The Lions broke the game open 14 seconds later when rookie lineman Ndamukong Suh returned a fumble by Rex Grossman 17 yards for a score. Grossman had replaced Donovan McNabb, who was benched after going 17 of 30 for 210 yards with a touchdown and an interception.

Brandon Banks returned a kickoff 96 yards for the Redskins (4-4), who lost running back Ryan Torain to a hamstring injury. Torain, who has been playing well in place of Clinton Portis, finished with 10 yards on nine carries and a 5-yard touchdown catch before leaving.

Banks’ return came right after Stafford had given the Lions a 20-19 lead with a 7-yard touchdown pass to Johnson with 8:21 left.

Top Game Performances

Rushing
Washington   Detroit
Donovan McNabb Player Kevin Smith
4 Attempts 12
45 Yards 51
11.2 Avg Yards 4.2
0 Touchdowns 0
36 Long 13
Receiving
Washington   Detroit
Anthony Armstrong Player Calvin Johnson
3 Receptions 9
92 Yards 101
30.7 Avg Yards 11.2
0 Touchdowns 3
50 Long 15

Team Stats Summary

  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sacks FF
Washington 275 80 195 3 2 1 1.0 1
Detroit 304 102 202 5 1 1 6.0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Detroit will play their next game at home against N.Y. Jets . The Lions have a W/L % of .286 after a win and .286 after a loss.
  • Washington will play their next game at home against Philadelphia. The Redskins have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .500 after a loss.
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