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History Shows High Scoring Vs. Lions

Posted by Stephen Czarda on September 19, 2013 – 11:05 am

(AP Image)

(AP Image)

Will Sunday’s game be a shootout or a throwback defensive battle for the ages?

It’s that time of the week where Redskins Blog and Redskins.com ask for your thoughts on the upcoming game. This week’s question is how many points will the Washington Redskins score against the Detroit Lions.

Here are your choices along with a few notes:

How many points

Overall, the Redskins have outscored the Lions by a whopping 275 points (933 to 658) in 42 matchups dating back to the inaugural season in 1932.

Most recently, the Lions defeated the Redskins 37-25…but that was in Detroit. We all know what happens when they play us on the road.

More on the Redskins scoring history against Motor City’s heart and soul:

–The Redskins have scored 10 or less points in eight games, but five of those instances came when the franchise still called the New England region home. A 15-10 loss in 2000 was the last time the team failed to muster more than 10.

–13 times the Redskins have finished a game against the Lions in the 11-20 point range—10 of which resulted in victories. The last was a 17-10 home victory in 2004 where Laveranues Coles was on the receiving end of a 15-yard touchdown pass in the third quarter. That pass was off the hand off Clinton Portis. Too cool.

–In their most recent meeting, the Redskins score 25 points in a loss. It was the seventh time they’ve scored somewhere between 21-30 points against the boys of Thanksgiving.

–And finally a symbol of the burgundy and gold’s domination over the blue and silver. 14 times the Redskins have scored 30 or more points against the Lions to include the 1991 season where they outscored them by a combined 86-10 in two games.

Go to Redskins.com’s homepage now (at the bottom) to vote on how many points while be scored by the Redskins at FedExField on Sunday.


Recap Of Week 2’s Poll

After every game, Redskins.com posts a poll asking you who YOU thought was the top performer during the game. This week’s winner in a down-to-the-wire finish is none other than Haiti’s own Pierre Garcon.


Garcon, full-healthy after being hampered by a plethora of injuries in 2012, was an unsolvable puzzle for the Packer secondary all game long as he recorded 143 yards (his highest amount as a Redskin) on eight catches and a touchdown. He barely, and just barely, beat out Ryan Kerrigan.

Kerrigan, who recorded back-to-back sacks in the first quarter off of former Super Bowl MVP Aaron Rodgers, said he isn’t too happy with coming up short.

I guess you’ll just have to go get three this weekend, big guy.

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