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Lions take on Redskins at Ford Field

Last meeting
Santana Moss returned a punt 80 yards for a touchdown as the Redskins held off the Lions for a 25-17 win in Week 8 of last season.

Washington has won three in a row over Detroit and owns a commanding 30-10 overall series lead, including the playoffs.

Last week
The Redskins were unable to score a touchdown, but their defense held strong in a 9-7 win over the Rams. ... The Lions took a halftime lead, but could not maintain it in a 27-13 loss to Minnesota.

Keep your eye on ...
Jim Zorn's play calling: Washington's head coach has come under fire for his play calling. The team has scored only one offensive touchdown this season and was booed off the home field after a win in Week 2. Under Zorn, the Redskins have averaged only 16 points over 18 games, and he will be feeling the pressure to produce against Detroit's league-worst scoring defense.

Matthew Stafford's ball security: The No. 1 overall pick in last April's draft has not gotten off to a good start. He is the lowest-rated starting quarterback in the league and has thrown the most interceptions in the NFL (five). His task will get no easier this week against a Redskins defense that ranks 10th against the pass.

Larry Foote's impact: Though the Lions lost their first two games and were overmatched defensively at times, the former Steelers linebacker has made a difference. Foote has 19 tackles and a sack in two games and will be in attack mode again vs. a banged up Redskins offensive line that found out Monday that G Randy Thomas is out for the season with a torn triceps.

Did you know?
Detroit has lost 19 straight games dating back to 2007. ... Lions K Jason Hanson has made 15 straight field goals going back to last season. ... Redskins QB Jason Campbell has had his two best passer ratings come against the Lions, throwing for 576 yards and three touchdowns in those two contests. ... Washington's next four opponents have a combined 0-8 record.

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