Lions rookie QB Matthew Stafford struggled with his accuracy at times, but he came up with the goods when needed. While his stats were solid (21 of 36 for 241 yards and a touchdown), it was his perfect 24-yard completion to Will Heller on second-and-9 with 2:33 remaining that showed his guts and helped Detroit put the game away.
This was the Lions' first regular-season win since Dec. 23, 2007 as they snapped a 19-game losing skid. ... Detroit RB Kevin Smith had his third career 100-yard rushing day before leaving the game with a shoulder injury. ... Redskins rookie Brian Orakpo had his first career sack. ... Washington QB Jason Campbell passed for 340 yards -- the second-highest total of his career.