The Pendleton Panther

Detroit Lions Finally Win

Posted on: September 28, 2009

Matt-Stafford-Sep-27_2366052The Detroit Lions have finally won a game.  Behind the play of rookie QB Matthew Stafford, the Detroit Lions defeated the Washington Redskins on Sunday by a score of 19-14 and ended their 19-game losing streak. The Lions had not won since December 23, 2007 and their streak was the second longest in NFL history.  Tampa Bay lost 26 consecutive games during the 76-77 seasons.  The Lions achieved a 13-0 halftime-lead with a Stafford TD pass to Calvin Johnson and two field goals. Washington had zero yards rushing in the first half. Washington scored a TD at the beginning of the second half with Jason Campbell’s 57-yard pass to Santana Moss. However, Detroit scored a TD late in the fourth quarter to seal the victory.  After the game, the Lions were finally able to celebrate a much needed victory.  Stafford couldn’t even watch the final snap as he waited on the sideline, holding his head down on the bench.  Lions center Dominic Raiola blew kisses to the crowd of 40,896 that was the smallest at Ford Field and the fewest to watch a Lions home game in 20 years.

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