After the Redskins ended the Lions’ losing streak last year, it’s time to put that stat to bed. The Redskins offense is looking to redeem itself after a messy showing last week against the Bears and their D is looking to keep their momentum up.
By looking at numbers alone, the Redskins are rated lower than the Lions, but the Skins are #6 in the NFC at 4-3 and the Lions at #14 just above Dallas (ha ha) at 1-5. The Redskins have defeated some very tough teams (although some lucky wins) and the Lions have come close to wins against some tough teams. So is it just luck for the Redskins?
Donovan McNabb has been struggling badly over the last couple of weeks, but one thing he has going for him is that he has his highest passer rating against the Lions than any other team. Albert Haynesworth has sparked after being switched from nose tackle in the 3-4 defense to a pass-rusher, which helped him last week getting him his first sack of the season. This defense will improve, but hopefully it won’t spark at the end of the season.
|Brian Orakpo||LB||Ankle||Full Participation in Practice|
|Casey Rabach||C||Foot||Full Participation in Practice|
|Chad Simpson||RB||Hamstring||Full Participation in Practice|
|Chris Cooley||TE||Foot||Full Participation in Practice|
|Clinton Portis||RB||Groin||Out (Definitely Will Not Play)|
|DeAngelo Hall||CB||Back||Limited Participation in Practice|
|Donovan McNabb||QB||Hamstring||Limited Participation in Practice|
|Jammal Brown||T||Hip||Limited Participation in Practice|
|Kareem Moore||S||Knee||Limited Participation in Practice|
|Kory Lichtensteiger||G||Back||Full Participation in Practice|
|LaRon Landry||S||Achilles||Limited Participation in Practice|
|Mike Sellers||RB||Foot||Limited Participation in Practice|
|Stephon Heyer||T||Ankle||Limited Participation in Practice|
|Andre Fluellen||DT||Concussion||Full Participation in Practice|
|Bryant Johnson||WR||Foot||Limited Participation in Practice|
|DeAndre Levy||LB||Ankle||Limited Participation in Practice|
|Jahvid Best||RB||Toe||Limited Participation in Practice|
|Louis Delmas||S||Groin||Limited Participation in Practice|
|Shaun Hill||QB||left Forearm||Did Not Participate In Practice|
|Turk McBride||DE||Ankle||Limited Participation in Practice|
|Zack Follett||LB||Neck||Out (Definitely Will Not Play)|
Unfortunately I won’t be able to watch this game as I’ll be in a plane flying to LA at the time, but I will be mentally cheering them on. HTTR!
About the Author
Written by Mercedes Green
I lived in Greene County Virginia for about 5 years of my childhood. This span of time was enough to imprint the love of the Washington Redskins (and hate of the Dallas Cowboys) into my life forever, even though I am Canadian and still live in Canada. I am in no way an expert on sports, football, or even the Redskins, but I do absolutely adore them, their fans and their home state(s). My favourite Redskin is and will always be Darrell Green (not because we share the same last name lol). I've adored Chris Cooley since he joined the team from the 2004 draft and love London Fletcher. Hail to the Redskins! See you October 30th in my home town of Toronto.