DETROIT, Mich. – The last 90 seconds of Sunday’s game was the duality of being a Redskins (4-3) fan. With 1:05 left in the 4th quarter, Kirk Cousins scrambled 19 yards for a touchdown to give the ‘Skins their first lead of the game at 17-13. 49 seconds later, Matthew Stafford connected with Anquan Boldin to seize the lead and the win for the Lions (4-3), 20-17.
After a 230 yard rushing performance as a team last week, Washington only mustered 134 yards on 29 carries collectively. It was Chris Thompson who led the team in carries and yards with 12 for 73 yards. Matt Jones only had 27 yards on 10 carries, and a fumble that had Jay Gruden heated on the sidelines.
On the defensive side of the ball, the run defense held the Lions to 94 total yards.
As a team, the Redskins outgained the Lions 417-344, and dominated time-of-possession 34:59-25:01.
Washington will have an early 9:30 a.m. game next week in London vs. the Bengals.