Washington wins an ugly one over Detroit

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The less said the better about quarterbacks Dwayne Haskins and Jeff Driskel today in Washington, but in the end Haskins led his team into field goal range and eked out a 19-16 win.

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.

31 responses to “Washington wins an ugly one over Detroit

  1. HAHAHA Hapless VS Helpless Bowl

    Detroit Football… making Washington look GOOD!!! Priceless

    Quinn and Patricia…. Decimators of Defense…

    The ONLY starter missing from this fiasco is Stafford… let that sink in Martha.

    Continuing Ford Football ineptitude… 10 more years… 10 more years… 10 more years.

  2. Isn’t it interesting how much the better Patriot D got… when they offloaded Patricia to Detroit.

    Not an accident.

    Quinn is a football pinhead. Go home man… just go home.

  3. For the love of God, Martha Ford, will you PLEASE fire Bob Quinn.

    This Patriots West Experiment has failed miserably. Throw the fans a Thanksgiving Day bone, we deserve better!

  4. The Lions organization deserves everything they get with the Ford’s family at the helm. Go back to sleep Martha….

  5. Not a franchise QB yet???? Give the guy a chance. He has what? 3 starts? It takes at least years before a guy learns the NFL game. Occasionally there’s a savant, like Mahommes. Give the guy a break!

  6. Looks like Dwayne Haskins is continuing the LONNNGGGG tradition of Ohio State QB’s becoming draft busts in the NFL, Washington just happens to be the only team dumb enough to use a 1st round pick on an Ohio State QB.

  7. catquick says:
    November 24, 2019 at 4:29 pm
    Not a franchise QB yet???? Give the guy a chance. He has what? 3 starts? It takes at least years before a guy learns the NFL game. Occasionally there’s a savant, like Mahommes. Give the guy a break!
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    And in those 3 games he hasn’t looked the part or like he belongs at all and definitely hasn’t looked like a 1st round draft pick!!! If you’re picked in the top half of the 1st round of the NFL Draft you should at least look competent and have several flash’s of high level play throughout multiple starts by now. Look at his peers who were also chosen in the 1st round of the draft, Kyler Murray is playing at an extremely high level despite being a rookie QB, Daniel Jones looks pretty good but turns the ball over to much but you can see why both teams drafted those QB’s. The only thing Haskins resembles is an NFL Draft bust.

  8. I have no dog in this race, but personally? I’m glad Haskins got his first win. OK – it wasn’t pretty, but so what? Everyone’s gotta start some time. It will give the boy some more experience and do his confidence a world of good. Put the slings and arrows away and let’s wait and see if he kicks on from this.

  9. Haskins, Washington’s first-round pick, has still not done nearly enough to prove he’s the long-term franchise quarterback.

    A little premature don’t you think? He’s started three games. Also, his offensive line is absolutely terrible. They don’t even try to block and when Haskins talked to them last week they laughed in his face. I don’t think it’s fair to judge Haskins a bust after just three games especially when you consider how bad that team is. Maybe Haskins can inspire the rest of his offensive players to actually exert some effort now after winning this game.

    It would be hard for any rookie, and most starting QBs to do anything with this team. you can put all the makeup on the pig you want but it’s still a pig.

  10. Brett Favre’s first completion in the NFL was .. to himself.

    Give these guys a break.

    It’s not where you came from, it’s where you’re going.

    This pro game is tough and these guys need time to learn it.

  11. NFL-Goodell it is way past time make those walking talking inbred turds, the Ford family SELL THE TEAM SELL THE TEAM, THE FORDS DON’T DESERVE TO PUNISH MICHIGANIANS ANY LONGER SELL THE TEAM, SELL THE TEAM, SELL THE TEAM!!!

  12. Any Lion fan going to the Thanksgiving game should boo directly at Martha’s booth and chant, “Sell the team!”.

  13. The Lions are a raging landfill fire! I always love watching the millennial Lions fan change his name and cry fire Martha after ANOTHER season where he has been completely wrong with his predictions.

    #lastplacelions

    LOLOLOLOLions!!!

  14. I don’t feel bad for Lions fans, not one bit. They deserve every second of this disaster franchise for the past six decades. Stop running your mouth and win something kid! Karma always wins.

  15. I was born in Washington, D.C. and am a lifetime Redskin’s fan (and I need to point out that I’m African American).

    The only thing uglier than this win was Dwayne Haskins’s attitude in the press conference!

    First of all; he missed the final kneel down in his shaky “win” because he was out taking selfies with the fans and then shows up to the press conference with a huge gold chain, diamond earnings and giving Randy Moss-like, terse, rude, one-word responses as if we just don’t realize his greatness!

    He didn’t score a touchdown, he threw a d interception! He constantly missed open touchdowns and completions! Perhaps he’ll be a great QB one day; but why act like an ass when you’ve stunk and have never accomplished anything?!

    He touts himself as “humble” but it’s just an act! He’s far more interested in bling culture and behaving like a rap star than being an NFL QB!

    Tom Brady exhibits more humility in his little finger with all of his rings than this kid does every time he’s in front of a microphone!

    Because this is D.C., no one will listen to this objective critique; but to me his attitude is similar to Johnny Manziel’s. College phenom who hasn’t done a thing in the league but loves the bling and the big life!

  16. darcrequiem says:
    November 24, 2019 at 5:41 pm

    “So they fired Jim Caldwell for being consistently 9-7 for this…..”

    Well Patricia isn’t a head coach, he wasn’t even a good Defensive Coordinator. His success was because of Belichick and Brady bailing him out to win games. The Lions have a lot of problems, they need to focus on drafting young talent and getting a young Head Coach. Patricia will be fired within 15 months and Quinn should join him.

  17. And in those 3 games he hasn’t looked the part or like he belongs at all and definitely hasn’t looked like a 1st round draft pick!!! The only thing Haskins resembles is an NFL Draft bust.
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    Rookie numbers:
    Troy Aikman: 0-11 52% comp. 9 TD: 18 INT
    Peyton Manning: 3-13 56% comp. 26 TD: 29 INT

    As a Redskin fan, I’m not at all sold on Haskins, and I enjoy rushing to judgment as much as the next guy, but these numbers incontrovertibly prove that quartebacks need at least three years to develop.

  18. moneymike23 says:
    November 24, 2019 at 6:51 pm
    I seriously don’t understand why teams still hire from the Belichick tree?-
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    I agree. Mangini, Romeo, Daniells…….. None of them have done well. I agree 100%. Also goes to show everyone that the D up in NE is the product of BB, not the D coordinator. It pains me to say this as being a Skins fan.

  19. “Patricia will be fired within 15 months and Quinn should join him.”

    Why wait 15 months? This defense has been an abomination since the first preseason game against Tampa Bay last year when we gave up a kick 6 after he sent Prater out there to attempt a 70 yard field goal.

    Matt Patrica is not head coach material, plain and simple. Bob Quinn has not drafted a single difference maker other than Kenny Galloday. That’s one player in four drafts, pathetic by even Matt Millen standards.

    I’ve seen enough, fire these clowns and send them back to New England. If I have to wait 15 MORE months I’d rather move to Cincinnati.

  20. So they fired Jim Caldwell for being consistently 9-7 for this…..

    Bingo! That is the worst part. They looked like they were on the cusp of something with at least winning seasons. They lose every game by one possession so this is clearly a coaching issue

  21. wesmanntooth says:
    November 24, 2019 at 6:47 pm
    And in those 3 games he hasn’t looked the part or like he belongs at all and definitely hasn’t looked like a 1st round draft pick!!! The only thing Haskins resembles is an NFL Draft bust.
    ________________________
    Rookie numbers:
    Troy Aikman: 0-11 52% comp. 9 TD: 18 INT
    Peyton Manning: 3-13 56% comp. 26 TD: 29 INT

    As a Redskin fan, I’m not at all sold on Haskins, and I enjoy rushing to judgment as much as the next guy, but these numbers incontrovertibly prove that quartebacks need at least three years to develop.
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    #1 both of those QB in a much more difficult era or pro football when the rules weren’t rigged to benefit offenses and both showed far more in their rookie seasons than Haskins has thus far, both looked the part Haskins hasn’t. And I don’t recall their study habits being so bad and flatout embarrassing their team felt the need to shame them publically through the media like the Redskins did w/ Haskins. Lastly I dont recall them looking completely lost on the field after a week of game planning and constantly missing open WR’s and then when they FINALLY won a game I dont recall Manning or Aikman showing up to their press conference dressed like Gucci Man acting like they just won a super bowl giving reporters one word answers. Aikman and Manning had what it took to be franchise QB’s, everytime this kid gets a chance to show the Redskins he has what it takes he lets them down time and time again, today was just the latest example from throwing INT’s, to being MIA when it came time to get on the field and down the ball in the victory formation and get out there, to showing up to the press conference and acting like a jerk.

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