PONTIAC, MICH., NOV. 4 -- The Washington Redskins will hold their breath for a couple of days as they count the bumps and bruises from today's 41-38 overtime victory over the Detroit Lions.

The most worrisome is a pulled hamstring that sidelined tackle Jim Lachey in the third quarter. Lachey pulled the muscle at the beginning of the second half and continued playing until the pain and fatigue in the leg became too intense.

"It's pretty sore right now," he said. "I'll get treatment on it and hopefully, I'll be ready to go when we start practicing again."

Lachey had been the only Redskin to play every offensive down and the injury gave veteran Joe Jacoby, who'd been on the bench most of the last three games, a chance to play in the fourth quarter.

The only other serious injury is to cornerback Alvoid Mays, who was in and out of the lineup after suffering a pinched nerve in the neck in the first half. "A big lineman clocked me," he said. "My neck and shoulder just went numb. I tried to go back out there to see if I could help, but I wasn't doing anybody any good."

The injuries have an extra day to heal since the Redskins don't play until Monday night in Philadelphia against the Eagles. Alive and Kicking

Chip Lohmiller's more memorable field goal may have been the 34-yarder that won it in overtime, but the one he kicked in the fourth quarter carried a bit of history with it. He now has kicked at least one in 27 straight games and is one behind Jim Turner for second place on the all-time list. Fred Cox kicked at least one in 31 straight games. . . .

Art Monk caught 13 passes and now has at least one catch in 108 straight games, the fifth-longest such streak in NFL history.


The Redskins had 316 yards offense the first three quarters and 358 in the fourth and overtime. . . . When Stan Humphries threw a four-yard touchdown pass to Jimmie Johnson in the first half, it was his first in four games. He hadn't thrown one since his first start Sept. 30 in Phoenix. He'd thrown eight interceptions in between. . . .

The 32 catches by the Posse is is their best performance of the season. Monk, Gary Clark and Ricky Sanders caught 13 at San Francisco in Week 2, but their numbers have declined the four previous weeks as the Redskins have drawn in their offensive reins. Their best day last season was 23 catches in a 38-14 victory over the Bears in Week 12. . . .

The Redskins have beaten the Lions 13 straight times, having not lost to them since 1965.