Lions storm to early lead, hold on late to beat Commanders

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The Lions’ first win of the season looked like it was going to be easy today against the Commanders. It proved not to be easy, but they held on in the end.

Detroit had a 22-0 lead over Washington at halftime, but the Commanders came back and made it interesting, turning it into a one-possession game. But in the end a Washington missed extra point that could have cut the deficit to eight points effectively sealed the Lions’ 36-27 win.

Jared Goff had one of his best games as a Lion, completing 20 of 33 passes for 256 yards, with four touchdowns and no interceptions. Amon-Ra St. Brown was excellent, catching nine passes for 116 yards and two touchdowns, and also gaining 68 rushing yards. It was St. Brown’s eighth consecutive game with at least eight catches, tying an NFL record.

Carson Wentz got off to an ugly start for the Commanders and was constantly harassed by Lions rookie defensive end Aidan Hutchinson, but Wentz ended up passing for over 300 yards and three touchdowns. His second half was impressive, but it was not enough.

18 responses to “Lions storm to early lead, hold on late to beat Commanders

  1. Am I happy the Lions won, yes. Am I happy with The 2nd half of play by the Lions, absolutely not. Gofful is not the answer. Not getting 3 the first qtr and going for it on 4th down could have cost them. Campbell and Gofful have a ways to go.

  2. @ leftiesrule
    You can call yourself whatever you want. You lost. Scoreboard. And Biden had nothing to do with the name change…..Mic dropped.

  3. Happy for Lion’s fans here! Glimmer of hope and always great to beat the R3dskins!

  4. Goff was excellent. He made some big time throws by hanging in there with a makeshift offensive line today.

  5. It was nice to be the team that shows up early and not have to dig ourselves out of a hole and be the comeback kids. That first half, we looked like the best team in the league and made them our B

  6. Jay Gruden was a better coach than Ron Rivera. I said what I said. That dumb two point try in the fourth and the team not being ready proves it.

  7. bringbackwayne says:
    September 18, 2022 at 5:00 pm

    Goff was excellent. He made some big time throws by hanging in there with a makeshift offensive line today.


    Welcome back CORK! Matt Stafford is on Jared Goff’s former team and won a Superbowl in his first year. LOL!

  8. Carson Yutz is horrific – inconsistent and can’t read defenses as well. He is slow witted and cannot process pass rushes that are obvious. The defense is ghastly and this team will struggle to finish 5-12. Yutz has not put together an entire competent game and is going to sink this team.

  9. Well, I for one am happy to see the Lions win. Such a loyal fanbase bereft of success, I hope they have some success this year.

  10. Lions look like a team that is bringing things together, and quickly having one of the better offenses in the league as far as rushing/ receiving cores.

    Well, we all knew the Redskins are who we thought they were. Not that good of a team with or without the ginger QB

  11. They beat the R3dskins guys, not the buccaneers, not the Packers, and certainly not the Eagles. The R3dskins, and they barely beat them — LOL!

  12. Riverboat Ron is a bit overrated as a coach. Never had any real success aside from that one year with Cam.

    Lions finally seem to have some fire and are playing as a team. The old lions under Fat Pat would have surely of given up that lead to an inferior team like the Redskins

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