Sep 22, 2013; Landover, MD, USA; Detroit Lions running back Joique Bell (35) rushes the ball as Washington Redskins cornerback Josh Wilson (26) defends during the second half at FedEX Field. The Lions won 27 - 20. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

What They’re Saying About the Detroit Lions’ Win Over Redskins


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It’s no coincidence the Lions have finally won at Washington
Pat Caputo – The Oakland Press

National Football League victories are not a coincidental occurrence.
As such, there was no voodoo holding back the Lions all those years at Washington.
They lost 21 games in a row at Washington because the Redskins had better teams. There weren’t a lot of upsets during the losing streak dating back to the 1930s.
So the Lions didn’t break a hex by finally beating the Redskins on the road Sunday, 27-20.
For once, they had the better team. If anything, the result was closer than it should have been.

Lions catch a break, end excessive drought in Washington
Chris McCosky – The Detroit News

Dominic Raiola had big welt on the side of his head and big smile on his face.

“Another one off the Lions’ bucket list,” he said. “It’s a big list, but it’s nice to cross another one off. Let’s start crossing more of these off.”

The Lions erased some more bad history Sunday. The 27-20 victory over the Redskins was the franchise’s first-ever win in Washington. It snapped a 21-game losing streak.

“Fortunately or unfortunately, when you play for the Lions you get to be part of exorcising a lot of demons,” receiver Nate Burleson said. “But I am OK with that. This was a good win.”

Detroit Lions use clutch plays to halt 21-game losing streak in Washington
Kyle Meinke – MLive.com

Turns out the 22nd time was the charm.

The Detroit Lions, after seven decades of futility in Washington, finally beat the Redskins in the nation’s capital with a 27-20 victory Sunday at FedEx Field.

They had lost their first 21 games here, the longest it has ever taken an NFL team to register its first win in any city.

Detroit Lions tight end Joseph Fauria does ‘NSync ‘Bye, Bye, Bye’ dance after scoring touchdown (GIF)
Bryan Rose – FanSided

When Detroit Lions tight end Joseph Fauria isn’t catching touchdown passes, he’s coming up with creative dances that he can bust out when he does catch those touchdown passes.

Fauria, who hauled in a score during Week One set the internet ablaze with his uh, ‘skills’ and today was no different.

Redskins vs. Lions: Aldrick Robinson’s score-that-wasn’t turned elation into deflation
Mark Maske – The Washington Post

The Washington Redskins had a dose of fourth-quarter magic Sunday. But in their nothing-goes-right start to the season, that magic dissipated quickly as wide receiver Aldrick Robinson’s would-be go-ahead touchdown catch was overturned by an instant-replay review that resulted in the play being ruled an incompletion.

“It was emotional,” Redskins fullback Darrel Young said. “It was very emotional. It [stinks] any time you think you’ve scored and you don’t. But it’s football. You’ve got to move on.”

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