Haskins, Washington’s first-round pick, has still not done nearly enough to prove he’s the long-term franchise quarterback. He managed to complete just 13 of 29 passes for 156 yards, with no touchdowns and one interception, against a bad Lions pass defense. But on this day, that was enough.
The Lions got a three-interception game from Driskel, who was effective running the ball but not passing it. Detroit has gone from a mediocre team when Matthew Stafford was healthy to a bad team without Stafford.
The win improves Washington’s record to 2-9 and probably takes them out of contention for the first overall pick in the draft. The loss drops Detroit to 3-7-1 and raises questions about the job security of Lions General Manager Bob Quinn and coach Matt Patricia.