Dwayne Haskins connects with Terry McLaurin (0:26 fourth quarter): On third and five from the Detroit 38-yard line on the drive that set up Hopkins’s go-ahead field goal, Haskins, who struggled with his accuracy all afternoon, found McLaurin for a 17-yard gain. The Redskins used their final timeout after the conversion, which came on McLaurin’s team-leading fifth catch of the day, before bringing on Hopkins to kick on first down.
Quinton Dunbar intercepts Jeff Driskel (0:48 fourth quarter): Hopkins’s kick wouldn’t have been possible without a timely turnover. One play after Redskins cornerback Jimmy Moreland had a sure interception on an attempted throwaway by Driskel go right through his hands, Dunbar picked off a pass intended for Marvin Jones Jr. at the Washington 46-yard line. The turnover, which came with the game tied in the final minute, put the Redskins in excellent position to drive for the winning score.
Matt Prater misses a field goal (9:52 first quarter): The Redskins’ opening possession ended with a lost fumble by Haskins, who had the ball knocked out of his hand as he wound up for a pass attempt on third down. Safety Tavon Wilson recovered for the Lions and returned it to the Washington 38. The Redskins’ defense stiffened and eventually forced a field goal attempt. The veteran Prater’s 39-yard try started straight down the middle, but then veered right and wide of the upright, and the game remained scoreless.
Steven Sims Jr.’s kick return touchdown (12:54 second quarter): The Redskins rookie wide receiver returned the opening kickoff 33 yards after reversing field and using his speed to get to the outside. His next opportunity was even more impressive. After having the ball bounce off his chest, Sims calmly picked it up, juked his way past a couple of defenders and found a seam down the left sideline. He easily ran past Prater en route to the end zone for Washington’s first kickoff return for a touchdown in four years.
Bo Scarbrough fumbles (10:21 second quarter): The Lions turned the ball over on consecutive snaps in the second quarter. The second came on a seven-yard run by Scarbrough, who was stood up by a host of Redskins defenders before Jonathan Allen jarred the ball loose. Redskins safety Montae Nicholson was credited with the fumble recovery, and seven plays later, Dustin Hopkins kicked a 37-yard field goal to give Washington a 13-3 lead.
Cole Holcomb knocks Detroit out of field goal range (2:31 second quarter): On their ensuing drive after Washington took a 13-3 lead, the Lions marched to the Redskins’ 33-yard line. On third and six, Holcomb broke through the line and sacked Jeff Driskel for a loss of six. Rather than attempt a long field goal in windy conditions, the Lions opted to punt. It was the first sack of the rookie linebacker’s career, and it came in a big spot.
Logan Thomas makes a touchdown catch (10:03 third quarter): On third and one from the Redskins’ 12-yard line early in the third quarter, Jeff Driskel dropped back to pass, rolled to his right and lofted a pass into the hands of tight end Logan Thomas. If the name sounded familiar, it was because Thomas, a Lynchburg native, was a three-year starter at quarterback for Virginia Tech from 2011 to 2013. His second career touchdown tied the score at 13.
Final: Redskins 19, Lions 16
- Dustin Hopkins made all four of his field goal attempts, including a 39-yarder with 16 seconds remaining to help the Redskins snap a nine-game home losing streak.
- Steven Sims scored the Redskins’ only touchdown on a 91-yard kickoff return in the second quarter.
- Redskins quarterback Dwayne Haskins completed only 13 of 29 passes for 156 yards and an interception, but he had a key 11-yard scramble and 17-yard completion to Terry McLaurin on Washington’s game-winning drive.
- Lions quarterback Jeff Driskel was 20 for 33 for 207 yards, one touchdown and three interceptions. He had more rushing yards (63) than Washington running backs Derrius Guice and Adrian Peterson had combined (57).
Fabian Moreau seals the win
Redskins cornerback Fabian Moreau intercepted Jeff Driskel for the second time to day to seal Washington’s win. (Redskins 19, Lions 16 with 0:02 left in the fourth quarter)
Redskins take the lead in final minute
After Quinton Dunbar’s interception, the Redskins went 33 yards on six plays to set up Dustin Hopkins’s go-ahead 39-yard field goal. The big play on the march was a 17-yard catch by Terry McLaurin on third-and-5 from the Detroit 38. (Redskins 19, Lions 16 with left in the fourth quarter)
Quinton Dunbar intercepts Jeff Driskel
One play after Jimmy Moreland had an apparent interception go right through his arms, cornerback Quinton Dunbar intercepted Jeff Driskel at the Washington 46. The Redskins have all three of their timeouts remaining. (Redskins 16, Lions 16 with 0:48 left in the fourth quarter)
Redskins tie the game with a field goal
Dustin Hopkins’ low line drive sailed through the uprights to knot the score. The kick came one play after Dwayne Haskins overthrew Terry McLaurin, who had a step on cornerback Darius Slay, in the end zone. It capped a nine-play, 54-yard drive. (Redskins 16, Lions 16 with 1:49 left in the fourth quarter)
Ryan Kerrigan ruled out
Washington forced a three-and-out to get the ball back, but it came at a cost. Outside linebacker Ryan Kerrigan, who has not missed a game in his NFL career, has been ruled out for the remainder of the game with a concussion. (Lions 16, Redskins 13 with 2:45 left in the fourth quarter)
Redskins’ defense needs a stop
The Redskins went three-and-out again after Kelvin Harmon made a diving attempt at a deep pass on third-and-17 that bounced off his fingers. Washington has 144 total yards and eight first downs in the game. (Lions 16, Redskins 13 with 7:41 left in the fourth quarter)
Dwayne Haskins throws an interception
Three plays after he connected with Kelvin Harmon over the middle for a 26-yard gain and his first completion of the second half, Haskins threw a costly pick. On third-and-6 from the Detroit 45-yard line, Amani Oruwariye stepped in front of a pass intended for Harmon along the left sideline and came down with the interception. (Lions 16, Redskins 13 with 10:15 left in the fourth quarter)
Lions take their first lead
The Lions capped an 11-play drive with a 21-yard field goal by Matt Prater. The Redskins have run seven plays in the second half and Detroit has scored 13 unanswered points since Washington took a 13-3 lead. (Lions 16, Redskins 13 with 12:00 left in the fourth quarter)
Redskins force a punt
The Lions’ latest drive began at their own 2-yard line. After Detroit converted a third-and-13 with a 17-yard pass to running back J.D. McKissic, Redskins linebacker Shaun Dion Hamilton spoiled the Lions’ next third-and-long opportunity by sacking Jeff Driskel. The Detroit quarterback has 52 yards rushing on eight carries, but he’s also been sacked four times. (Redskins 13, Lions 13 with 2:55 left in the third quarter)
Lions tie the game on Logan Thomas’s touchdown catch
Detroit’s Bo Scarbrough had runs of 11 and 30 yards on the opening drive of the third quarter, which culminated in Jeff Driskel’s 12-yard touchdown pass to tight end and former Virginia Tech quarterback Logan Thomas. (Redskins 13, Lions 13 with 10:03 left in the third quarter)
Redskins take 13-6 lead into halftime
Dwayne Haskins was only 6 for 13 for 62 yards in the first half, but the Redskins took advantage of two Lions turnovers and got a 91-yard kickoff return for a touchdown from Steven Sims.
Lions cut Redskins’ lead to seven
The Lions began their final drive of the first half at their own 42-yard line with all three timeouts and 1:05 on the clock. Six plays later, Matt Prater drilled a 48-yard field goal. The biggest play of the march was a 14-yard completion from Jeff Driskel to Marvin Jones. (Redskins 13, Lions 6 with 0:14 left in the second quarter)
Cole Holcomb pushes Lions out of field goal range
The rookie linebacker picked a good time for his first career sack, dropping Jeff Driskel for a six-yard loss on third-and-6 from the Washington 33-yard line. Rather than attempt a long field goal, Detroit brought on its punt team for the first time and gave the Redskins a chance to extend their lead before halftime. (Redskins 13, Lions 3 with 2:17 left in the second quarter)
Redskins add to lead with a field goal
Washington turned its good field position into three points with a 37-yard field goal by Dustin Hopkins. A 26-yard pass from Dwayne Haskins to Terry McLaurin gave the Redskins a first down at the Detroit 12, but false start penalties on Brandon Scherff and Jeremy Sprinkle on consecutive snaps doomed Washington’s drive. Paul Richardson made a bid for a ridiculous one-handed catch in the end zone on third down, but Lions cornerback Amani Oruwariye broke it up to bring on Hopkins. (Redskins 13, Lions 3 with 5:44 left in the second quarter)