Recap: Late Driskel INT ices Lions in 19-16 loss to Redskins
The Lions on Sunday blew a chance to earn a win over one of the league's bottom-dwellers, as Jeff Driskel's interception with under two minutes remaining let Washington celebrate on its home field, as Dustin Hopkins put home the winning field goal to beat Detroit, 19-16.
DET - Jeff Driskel: 20/32, 207 yds., TD, 3 INT
WAS - Dwayne Haskins: 11/25, 134 yds., INT
DET - Bo Scarbrough: 18 atts., 98 yds.
WAS - Derrius Guice: 10 atts., 32 yds.
DET - Kenny Golladay: 4 recs., 61 yds.
WAS - Terry McLaurin: 4 recs., 55 yds.
Driskel's interception ices game
The Lions get it at the 25.
Jeff Driskel somehow completes a pass to Ty Johnson that's caught for a gain of 8, but after review, it's ruled that Driskel was down.
Driskel throws an interception on the next play.
FINAL: Redskins 19, Lions 16
Redskins take 19-16 lead with 0:16 remaining
Darius Slay breaks up Dwayne Haskins' throw on first down. Haskins escapes from pressure and reaches the Washington 44.
Timeout #1 Washington (0:36 4th)
A'Shawn Robinson deflects a first-down throw by Haskins. Haskins throws complete to Kelvin Harmon at the 38.
Timeout #2 Washington (0:26 4th)
Timeout #1 Detroit (0:26 4th)
Terry McLaurin makes a terrific catch that gains 17 yards. Washington has a first down at the Detroit 21.
Timeout #3 Washington (0:20 4th)
Dustin Hopkins puts home a 39-yard field goal try.
Redskins 19, Lions 16 (0:16 4th)
Driskel intercepted late in fourth
Jeff Driskel steps up and fires complete to Danny Amendola for an 11-yard gain on first down.
Driskel's pass to Kenny Golladay on a crossing route is blown up for a 1-yard gain on the next play. Driskel tries to throw the ball out of bounds on second down, and it falls right into the arms of Jimmy Moreland—for an incompletion. That was an easy pick 6 dropped by Moreland.
Driskel is intercepted on the next play, though. Washington has it at the Detroit 46.
Lions 16, Redskins 13 (0:48 4th)
Washington looking to take late lead
Washington takes over at its own 22 after a penalty on the punt return.
Dwayne Haskins dumps it off to Adrian Peterson on first down, and he shoots up the field to the Washington 44 for a gain of 22.
Haskins goes to Terry McLaurin on the next play for a pickup of 15.
Peterson runs to the 35 for a gain of 6 on first down. Wendell Smallwood catches a 3-yard pass out of the backfield on second down. Peterson moves the chains with a 2-yard run on third down.
Injury alert: Lions DT Damon Harrison was hurt on the play and is being attended to by the training staff.
Steven Sims, who has a kickoff return touchdown today, gets the ball in his hands and loads up to throw on the next play, but ends up being forced to get rid of it. Guice rushes for 6 yards on second down. Haskins' throw to McLaurin in the end zone on third down misses the mark.
Dustin Hopkins ties the game with a 42-yard field goal.
Lions 16, Redskins 16 (1:49 4th)
Lions go three-and-out with chance to put game away
Bo Scarbrough rushes for 4 yards on first down and another yards on second down. Jeff Driskel is stripped on third down, but the fumble is recovered by Lions center Graham Glasgow.
Lions 16, Redskins 13 (5:31 4th)
Rookie defensive backs making plays for Lions
The opening play of Washington's drive is called back for holding, setting up first-and-20 at the Washington 12.
Derrius Guice rushes for 3 yards on first down. Will Harris makes an excellent play on second down to knock Kelvin Harmon out of bounds and force an incompletion. Haskins' throw on third down goes about 65 yards but lands just beyond Harmon and can't be caught.
Lions 16, Redskins 13 (7:30 1st)
Lions can't capitalize on Oruwariye's interception
Bo Scarbrough breaks free for 25 yards on first down, but it's called back for a holding penalty on Rick Wagner.
Ty Johnson runs for 6 yards on first down. Jeff Driskel's second-down pass to T.J. Hockenson falls incomplete. The Lions' third-down play goes nowhere, but even if it had, there was a penalty. They'll punt.
Trey Quinn fields Sam Martin's punt at the 22 and is immediately met by Dee Virgin.
Lions 16, Redskins 13 (8:55 4th)
Lions pick off Haskins in Detroit territory
Washington takes over at the 25.
Dwayne Haskins opens the drive firing, hitting Kelvin Harmon for a 26-yard gain and moving Washington into Lions territory at the 49.
Derrius Guice is wrapped up for a loss of 1 on first down. He runs for 5 on second down. Dwayne Haskins is intercepted on third down by Lions rookie Amani Oruwariye at the Detroit 35.
Lions 16, Redskins 13 (10:15 4th)
Prater gives Lions 16-13 lead early in fourth
Bo Scarbrough moves Detroit to the Washington 43 on a 7-yard run on first down. Jeff Driskel has Marvin Jones wide open in the end zone on second down, but Jones' outstretched arms aren't enough to haul in the throw. Driskel goes back to Jones on third down for an 8-yard completion.
Driskel takes off for an 11-yard run on first down, giving the Lions another first down at the Washington 24.
END 3RD: Lions 13, Redskins 13
Scarbrough rushes for 5 yards on first down. Kenny Wiggins takes a holding penalty on second down, setting up second-and-15. Kenny Golladay catches a 9-yard pass. Driskel keeps the drive alive with a 12-yard completion to Logan Thomas. It'll be first-and-goal at the 8.
Driskel is nearly sacked, escapes, nearly sacked again, backs up, and throws the ball away safely. Scarbrough weaves his way to the 3 on second down. Driskel's throw to Jones in the end zone is beyond the mark.
Matt Prater gives the Lions a 3-point lead.
Lions 16, Redskins 13 (12:09 4th)
Davis sacks Haskins on third down to end Washington drive
Washington takes over at the 21.
Adrian Peterson rushes for 2 yards on first down. Darius Slay makes a nice play to defend a sideline throw to Terry McLaurin on second down. Jarrad Davis picks up his second sack of the season on third down, crushing Haskins for a loss of 9.
Danny Amendola returns the Washington punt 15 yards to midfield.
Lions 13, Redskins 13 (1:11 3rd)
Penalties set back Lions on third-quarter drive
Bo Scarbrough pounds his way ahead to the 10-yard-line for a gain of 8 to give Detroit some breathing room. He moves the chains on the next play with a gain of 4.
Jeff Driskel's throw to Marvin Jones on first down is broken up Jimmy Moreland. Scarbrough is dropped for a loss of 3 on second down. Driskel dumps it off to J.D. McKissic quickly on third down, and McKissic cuts his way through the Washington defense for a gain of 17 yards. It's first-and-10 at the 28.
Driskel takes off on first down and reaches the Detroit 39 for a gain of 11.
McKissic is handed a face-mask penalty on first down, setting up first-and-25. Driskel hits Marvin Jones for a gain of 5 on first down and runs for 5 yards on second down. He's sacked for zero yards on third down.
Sam Martin's punt is fair caught at the Washington 21.
Lions 13, Redskins 13 (2:55 3rd)
Lions defense gets early stop after tying game
Matt Prater's kickoff goes for a touchback.
Derrius Guice is hit by Will Harris on a 1-yard run on first down, and Harris is flagged for lowering his head while initiating contact. That's a 15-yard penalty, giving Washington a first down at the 41.
Justin Coleman blows up Dwayne Haskins while he gets rid of a throw to Terry McLaurin that's forced incomplete. Guice rushes for 3 yards on second down, but can't haul in Haskins' throw on third down.
Marvin Hall fields the punt at his own 1-yard-line and is wrapped up at the 2. Not a great decision.
Lions 13, Redskins 13 (8:45 3rd)
Lions tie Washington at 13 on opening drive of half
The Lions will start at the 25.
Bo Scarbrough gets the handoff on first down, bouncing it to the right and cutting back inside for an 11-yard gain.
Scarbrough rushes for 2 yards on the next play. Scarbrough gets to the right sideline effortlessly on second down and shoots down the field for a 30-yard gain, giving the Lions a first down at the Washington 32.
Jeff Driskel is pushed out of bounds for no gain on first down. Ty Johnson picks up 5 yards on second down. Jesse James catches a pass near the left sideline for 7 yards and a first down.
The Lions take a delay-of-game penalty before the next play, setting up first-and-15 at the Washington 25.
Driskel connects with Marvin Jones on the next play, a pickup of 11. Driskel runs for 2 yards on second down to set up third-and-2. The Lions catch the Redskins off-guard with play-action, and Driskel finds Logan Thomas in the end zone for an easy touchdown.
Lions 13, Redskins 13 (10:03 3rd)
DET - Jeff Driskel: 9/14, 114 yds., TD
WAS - Dwayne Haskins: 6/13, 62 yds.
DET - Jeff Driskel: 4 atts., 33 yds.
WAS - Derrius Guice: 5 atts., 21 yds.
DET - Kenny Golladay: 2 recs., 51 yds.
WAS - Terry McLaurin: 3 recs., 40 yds.
Lions force three-and-out, trim deficit to 13-6 before half
Adrian Peterson rushes for 3 yards on first down.
Peterson rushes for 5 yards on second down. Dwayne Haskins' throw on third down can't be held onto by a diving Trey Quinn.
Tress Way's punt is downed at the Detroit 42.
Redskins 13, Lions 3 (1:05 2nd)
Jeff Driskel's first-down throw to Marvin Jones falls incomplete, but draws a pass interference flag. The Lions will have a new set of downs at midfield.
Ty Johnson rushes for 5 yards on first down. Driskel then rushes the boys to the line and throws complete to Marvin Jones for a gain of 14. He steps out at the 31.
Driskel is sacked for a loss of 8 on first down.
Timeout #1 Detroit (0:27 2nd)
Driskel can't connect with T.J. Hockenson on second down.
Timeout #2 Washington (0:24 2nd)
Driskel's third-down throw is caught for 8 yards by Jones.
Matt Prater's 49-yard field goal is good.
Redskins 13, Lions 6 (0:14 2nd)
Dwayne Haskins ends the quarter with a kneel.
END 2ND: Redskins 13, Lions 6
Lions sacked out of field goal range near end of half
Ty Johnson gives Detroit starting field position at the 30.
Jeff Driskel throws complete to Kenny Golladay on first down for a gain of 17.
Bo Scarbrough gets to midfield with a 3-yard run on first down. Driskel takes off for an 8-yard run on second down, and Washington is handed a defensive holding penalty that adds 5 yards to the run. It'll be first-and-10 at the Washington 37.
Driskel fakes the handoff and rushes for 5 yards on first down. Johnson is dropped for a loss of 1 on second down. Driskel on third down is sacked for a loss of 6.
Timeout #1 Washington (2:25 2nd)
Sam Martin's punt is downed at the 5.
Redskins 13, Lions 3 (2:17 2nd)
Redskins add to lead with field goal
Derrius Guice rushes for a gain of 11 on first down.
Guice gets it again on the next play, a gain of 2. Dwayne Haskins loads up on second down and finds Terry McLaurin for a 26-yard completion.
Washington is flagged for a false start before their next two plays, setting up first-and-20 at the 22.
Haskins connects with Paul Richardson for a gain of 6 on first down. He's sacked for a loss of 3 by A'Shawn Robinson on second down.
Dustin Hopkins' 37-yard field goal is good.
Redskins 13, Lions 3 (5:44 2nd)
Scarbrough fumbles on first play of drive
The Lions take over at their 45.
Bo Scarbrough fumbles after a 6-yard run on first down, and the Redskins have it at their 49.
Redskins 10, Lions 3 (8:38 2nd)
Lions force three-and-out after Driskel pick
Adrian Peterson rushes to the 14 for a gain of 3 on the first play after Jeff Driskel's interception. Dwayne Haskins on second down throws incomplete to Terry McLaurin. Haskins misfires to the tight end Jeremy Sprinkle on third down, and the Redskins will punt it away.
Marvin Hall returns the punt 14 yards to Detroit's 45.
Redskins 10, Lions 3 (10:21 2nd)
Driskel intercepted on throw to Hall
Dustin Hopkins' kickoff goes for a touchback.
Jeff Driskel's deep throw to Marvin Jones on first down is just a touch beyond his receiver. Driskel is sacked on second down for a loss of 1. Driskel goes to Marvin Hall on third down, a 21-yard gain that gives the Lions a first down at the Detroit 45.
Driskel tires another throw to Hall on the next play, but this time it's intercepted by Fabian Moreau at the Washington 11.
Redskins 10, Lions 3 (11:12 2nd)
Redskins take 10-3 lead on kickoff return for touchdown
Steven Sims returns Matt Prater's kickoff 91 yards for a Redskins touchdown.
Redskins 10, Lions 3 (12:54 2nd)
Lions tie Washington at 3 early in second quarter
Ty Johnson returns the kickoff to Detroit's 24.
Jeff Driskel on first down is flushed from the pocket, and his throw intended for Bo Scarbrough is swatted. Driskel takes off on the next play and picks up a Lions first down with a gain of 18.
Driskel immediately has a man in his face on the next play, and he's forced to dump it off quickly for a gain of 2 to Danny Amendola. Scarbrough moves the sticks with an 8-yard run on second down.
The Lions go back to Scarbrough on first down, a gain of 2.
END 1ST: Redskins 3, Lions 0
Driskel connects on second down with Kenny Golladay, who takes off up the left sideline for a pickup of 34 yards to the Washington 11.
Ty Johnson rushes for 4 yards on first down and Driskel gets 2 more on the ground on second down. Driskel is dragged the ground while attempting to get a throw off to Golladay, which falls harmlessly to the ground.
Matt Prater's 24-yard field goal try is good.
Lions 3, Redskins 3 (13:09 2nd)
Redskins take 3-0 lead on long field goal drive
Washington takes over at the 30.
Dwayne Haskins throws complete to Jeremy Sprinkle for a 4-yard gain on first down. Adrian Peterson moves the sticks with a 7-yard run up the middle.
Haskins' deep throw to Terry McLaurin on first down falls incomplete. Derrius Guice is wrapped up by Romeo Okwara for no gain on second down. The pocket collapses immediately around Haskins on third down, but he takes off for a gain of 18 that gives the Redskins a first down at the Detroit 41.
McLaurin catches a pass for 4 yards on first down. Peterson is dropped for a 3-yard loss on second down. Haskins connects with McLaurin for a gain of 10 on third down, laughing once again in the face of Detroit's third-and-long defense.
Guice goes up the middle for a gain of 6 on first down. Haskins finds Kelvin Harmon for a terrific one-handed catch that's good for 12 yards.
Guice is stopped for no gain on first down. Haskins' second- and third-down throws miss the mark.
Dustin Hopkins puts home a field goal from 28 yards.
Redskins 3, Lions 0 (2:31 1st)
Prater sends chance at early lead wide right
Bo Scarbrough rushes for 5 yards on first down. Danny Amendola catches a pass over the middle for a gain of 8.
Scarbrough goes for a yard on the next play, before losing 2 on second down. Jeff Driskel's throw on third down is caught by Ty Johnson, but only for a gain of 5.
Matt Prater's 39-yard field goal try is wide right.
Lions 0, Redskins 0 (9:52 1st)
Okwara strip-sacks Haskins on Redskins opening drive
Matt Prater's kick is fielded by Steven SIms and returned to the 44-yard-line.
Adrian Peterson rushes for a yard on first and second down, each. Romeo Okwara strips Dwayne Haskins on third down, a fumble recovered by Tavon Wilson and returned to the Washington 38.
Lions 0, Redskins 0 (13:16 1st)
Lions: QB Matthew Stafford, DBs Tracy Walker, Rashaan Melvin and Jamal Agnew, OL Frank Ragnow and DE Trey Flowers and DL Da'Shawn Hand are inactive for Detroit.
Redskins: QB Colt McCoy, RB Chris Thompson, S Jeremy Reaves, CB Aaron Colvin, C Ross Pierschbacher, WR Cam Sims and DL Daron Payne are inactive for Washington.
The Detroit Lions will try to end their three-game losing streak in a 1 p.m. game Sunday at Washington. Nolan Bianchi of The Detroit News will provide live updates throughout the game.
LIONS AT WASHINGTON
Kickoff: 1 p.m. Sunday, FedEx Field, Landover, Md.
Records: Lions 3-6-1, Washington 1-9
Line: Lions by 3.5