The Detroit Lions are banged-up, reeling and have lost six of their last seven. Could a matchup with the NFC’s worst team offer some respite?
A trying stretch has flattened a once-promising start to the Detroit Lions’ season. Their opponent on Sunday has been flat all season and may offer them the best chance to notch a win in weeks.
The Lions travel to Maryland this Sunday to face the 1-9 Washington Redskins, with both teams desperate for a win and experiencing disappointment in a number of positional groups. The Redskins are led by interim head coach Bill Callahan, who replaced the fired Jay Gruden after the team’s 0-5 start.
The Lions have stayed in both games since losing starting quarterback Matthew Stafford to a back injury, but their defense, as it has most of the season, has been unable to get off the field at key times prevent big plays, and hold leads. All of these concerns led to their sixth loss of the season last week against the Dallas Cowboys.
The Redskins have been dreadful on offense all season, ranking dead-last in points per game and third from the bottom in yards per game. Their defense hasn’t been much better, ranking in the bottom ten in rush yards against, total yards against and sacks.
So can the Lions right the ship for a week and grab their second road win of the season? Here, and each week, we’ll scout each team’s offense, defense, and special teams units, how they match up against each other and offer two players to watch from each squad.