Detroit Lions routed by Washington Redskins 34-3 in NFL Week 5

  • Detroit Lions fall to 3-2 after Washington Redskins win Easily

If you are a longtime Detroit Lions fan like your ‘Lion Eyes’ blogger than nothing about this game surprised you. Washington thoroughly dominated the game. In my NFL Week 5 Prediction post I predicted the Redskins would win 34-17. So, I over estimated how successful the Lions offense would be. Redskin Coach Joe Gibbs improved to 12-0 versus the Lions including playoff games. Washington controlled the ball for 34:35 to the Lions 25:25. Detroit’s QB Jon Kitna was sacked 5 times and fumbled 2 times and once fell down in his own endzone for a Redskin Safety. Detroit was unable to generate any offense with their #1 NFL Ranked Passing game. Kitna was 16 for 29 for 102 yards and 2 interceptions. Washington was able to pressure Kitna without the use of any blitzes.  The Lions offensive line could not keep the Redskin defensive front four off of Kitna. The pressure lead to so many sacks and fumbles, the Safety and an interception returned for a TD. On third down the Lions were 1-10 which led to many punts and 1 Field Goal. Defensively the Lions had much difficulty stopping Redskin QB Jason Campbell as he was successful on 23 of 29 passes for 248 yards and 2 tds. The Lions defense had no sacks and Campbell really never had to move once he dropped back in the pocket.

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Detroit Lions vs Washington Redskins NFL Week 5 – Predictions

  • NFL Week 5 Detroit Lions vs Washington Redskins – Predictions
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Your ‘Lion Eyes’ blogger has gathered up the NFL Week 5 Predictions for the Matchup between the Detroit Lions and Washington Redskins scheduled for Sunday October 7, 2007 @ 1:00 in Washington at FedEx Field. The Redskins are the pick for most everybody. Probably that is based on the Lions 0-20 record in Washington and the 0-9 record against ‘Skins Coach Joe Gibbs and the rout the Lions suffered in Philadelphia 2 weeks ago.

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Detroit Lions vs Washington Redskins NFL Week 5 – Preview

  • Detroit Lions vs Washington Redskins NFL Week 5 – Preview

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Detroit travels to Washington for:

Detroit Lions vs Washington Redskins at Fedex Field

Sunday October 7th, 2007 @ 1:00

TV: Fox Network – Sam Rosen, Tim Ryan and Jennifer Hammond

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Detroit Lions vs Washington Redskins NFL Week 5 – Updates

  • Detroit Lions vs Washington Redskins NFL Week 5 – Updates

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Detroit travels to Washington for: 

Detroit Lions vs Washington Redskins at Fedex Field

Sunday October 7th, 2007 @ 1:00

TV: Fox Network – Sam Rosen, Tim Ryan and Jennifer Hammond

Detroit is 0-20 in games played in Washington

Your ‘Lion Eyes’ blogger is concerned about this game. I know that Washington Head coach Joe Gibbs will try and keep Detroit’s NFL 4th Ranked offense off the field. Gibbs has been very successful in beating the Lions as evidenced by his 9 wins and 0 loses lifetime when facing the Lions. I suspect that you will see RB’s Clinton Portis and Ladell Betts getting many carries and QB Jason Campbell throwing many screens and short dump passes to TE Chris Cooley. Some good news though about the Redskins, Washington is only 10-8 coming off the bye week since the NFL started with a bye week in 1990 and under Gibbs only 3-3 all time after the bye week. Your ‘Lion Eyes’ blogger tries to find hope anywhere when it comes to the Lions going to Washington and playing a Joe Gibbs coached team.

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Detroit Lions vs Washington Redskins NFL Week 5 – Tidbits

  • Detroit Lions 3-1  vs Washington Redskins 2-1
    • Sunday October 7, 2007 @ 1:00
    • FedEx Field, Landover, MD
    • TV: Fox – Sam Rosen, Tim Ryan and Jennifer Hammond

Detroit Lions make the trip to the Nation’s Capital to take on the Washington Redskins on Sunday. The Lions have not fared very well in D.C. over the years. Their record is 0-20 since the 1st visit in 1939. The record includes 3 playoff games that all were easy victories for the ‘Skins. Washington won 31-7 on January 8th, 1983 in a first round NFL Playoff game. On January 12th, 1992 the Redskins destroyed the Lions in the NFC Championship game 41-10 and in the last playoff meeting, a 1999 Wild Card game, Washington jumped to a 27-0 Halftime lead on the way to a 27-13 victory. Overall the Series stands at 25-10 in favor of the Redskins.

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Detroit Lions Week 5 NFL Power Rankings

  • NFL Power Rankings for Week 5 The Detroit Lions made progress back up the NFL Power Rankings by the entities that do the Weekly NFL Power Rankings. Your ‘Lion Eyes’ blogger is providing this NFL Power Rankings post as a regular weekly feature during the NFL Regular Season. I am using the same 5 NFL Power Rankings sites each week. The 5 are:
  1. Fox Sports NFL Power Rankings
  2. ESPN NFL Power Rankings
  3. Cold Hard Football Facts NFL Power Rankings
  4. CBS Sportsline Power Rankings
  5. Peter King Monday Morning QB – SI

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NFL Week 4 Detroit Lions vs Chicago Bears – Recap

  • NFL Week 4 Detroit Lions vs Chicago Bears – Recap

Here is what Rod Marinelli said about the game at the post game press conference:

“This game was probably like me, Ugly.”

Source: Detroit Free Press

He was sure right. This game was full of ugly and unbelievable things. Consider the following:

  • Bears Fumbled 5 times but didn’t lose any
  • Lions Fumbled 4 times and lost 2 and 1 of those in the Red Zone
  • Bears threw 3 interceptions 1 was returned for a TD and the other 2 were both in the Red Zone
  • Bears QB Brian Griese was Sacked 6 times
  • Lions QB Jon Kitna was Sacked 6 times
  • Bears were flagged for 14 penalties for 102 yards
  • Lions were penalized 9 times for 59 yards
  • Lions had a Field Goal and an Extra Point blocked
  • Bears had a Field Goal blocked
  • Lions had a 1st down after a completed pass, but the receiver tried to get more yards and gave ground on the play, and ended up being tackled short of the 1st down and the Lions were forced to punt
  • 3 Plays were reviewed and 2 were reversed including 1 that ended up as a Lion TD
  • 4th Quarter took over an hour to play with all the scoring and kickoffs
  • Lions scored an NFL record 34 points in the 4th Quarter
  • Both teams combined for an NFL record 48 points in the 4th Quarter
  • Bears after cutting a 10 point lead to 3 with less than a minute to play tried on onside kick that the Lions fielded and returned for a TD

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Detroit Lions beat Chicago Bears 37-27 in NFL Week 4

  • Detroit Lions are 3-1 after 37-27 Week 4 victory over Chicago Bears

In what Detroit Lions Coach Rod Marinelli said was an ugly game just like him, the Detroit Lions beat the Chicago Bears 37-27. Mistakes ruled the day. Nine fumbles, three interceptions, twenty three penalties for 161 yards, five total turnovers with one being returned for a touchdown, two field goal attempts and an extra point attempt blocked. The game included each team recording six sacks and hardly any running ability at all. Many replays reviews by the Officials including one perplexing one that gave the ball back to the Bears, after it appeared the Lions had recovered a fumble. This happened on a play when a deflected pass by Bear QB Brian Griese was caught by a Bears lineman and fumbled. The Officials ruled it was a fumble not a pass and as such, being that late in the game a recovered fumble by the offense can not be advanced so the fumble by the lineman didn’t happen. The Bears scored a TD shortly after to cut the Lions lead to only 3 with less than a minute to play.

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Detroit Lions vs Chicago Bears NFL Week 4 – Predictions

  • NFL Week 4 Detroit Lions vs Chicago Bears – Predictions

Your ‘Lion Eyes’ blogger has gathered up the NFL Week 4 Predictions for the Matchup between the Detroit Lions and Chicago Bears scheduled for Sunday September 30, 2007 @ 1:00 in Detroit at Ford Field. This is one of those NFL inter-division games that most prognosticators believe will come right down to the end. As a result each team was selected by about the same number in the local media for the teams. Nationally the clear choice is the Bears. 

Here is how it looks from the Local Detroit and Chicago media.

Source: Detroit News
Mike O’Hara: Chicago
Rob Parker: Chicago
Terry Foster: Chicago
Bob Wojnowski: Detroit
Source: Detroit Freep Press
Mitch Albom: Detroit
Nicholas J. Cotsonika: Detroit
Drew Sharp: Detroit
Source: Chicago Tribune
Terry Bannon: Detroit
Mike Downey: Detroit
David Haugh: Chicago
Melissa Isaacson: Chicago
Rick Morrissey: Chicago
John Mullin: Chicago
Dan Pompei: Detroit

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Detroit Lions vs Chicago Bears NFL Week 4 – Preview

  • Detroit Lions vs Chicago Bears NFL Week 4 – Preview

Detroit Lions Chicago BearsLions vs Bears Ford Field Sunday September 30th, 2007 @ 1:00.

TV: Fox Network with Dick Stockton, Brian Baldinger and Jennifer Hammond.

Streaks: Bears have won the last 4 matchups.

Chicago Bears travel to Detroit to meet the Detroit Lions Sunday @ 1:00 at Ford Field. Both teams come into the game after a loss in Week 3. Detroit was routed by Philadelphia 56-21 and Chicago was beaten soundly 34-10 by Dallas.

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