Stafford helps Lions to secure win in the capital.
The Detroit Lions secured a 27-20 win over the Washington Redskins at FedEx Field on Sunday, with the hosts now falling to 0-3 for the season.
Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford completed 25 of 42 passes for 385 yards with two touchdowns and one interception, while Calvin Johnson and Nate Burleson both had 100 yards receiving for the Lions.
There efforts ensured it is the first win in the capital for the Lions since 1939, a 21-game streak that had been the second-longest in NFL history.
Meanwhile, the struggles for Robert Griffin III continued as he completed 32 of 50 passes for 326 yards and had his fourth interception of the season, that’s one less than his total from last season.
No team has ever recovered from a 0-3 start to the season to go on to reach the Super Bowl, and the Redskins have a real tough assignment on their hands if they hope to progress further than the regular season.