- 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.