Redskins RB Clinton Portis had -2 yards rushing at halftime of Sunday’s 19-14 loss to Detroit, but finished with 12 carries for 42 yards.
The ‘Skins’ red-zone struggles continued against the Lions, with Portis getting stuffed on fourth-and-goal to end Washington’s first possession.
Redskins DT Albert Haynesworth doesn’t know the extent of the hip injury he suffered Sunday; the good news is he returned to finish the game.
Redskins coach Jim Zorn oddly accepted an offensive pass interference penalty on fourth-and-4 to make it third-and-14, and the Lions capitalized with a 22-yard Matthew Stafford scramble on the next play.
Lions WR Bryant Johnson beat ‘Skins CB Carlos Rogers on his 21-yard touchdown.
Lions rookie LB DeAndre Levy got the start for Ernie Sims (shoulder), and made six tackles.
Despite being 6.5-point underdogs coming in, the Lions snapped their 19-game losing streak with Sunday’s victory.
It’s the first time the Lions have beat Washington since 2000, according to Shawn Windsor of the Detroit Free Press.