Detroit Lions Monday Morning Quarterback: Week 8 vs. Washington Redskins

November 1, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Game
In an exciting seesaw affair that featured many lead changes, the Detroit Lions came away with a 37-25 victory over the Washington Redskins.
This game was won by Detroit’s defensive line.  The tone was set early, as Cliff Avril sacked Donovan McNabb on the first play of the game for an eight-yard loss.
In his first game back, Matthew Stafford struggled for much of the first half, but rebounded brilliantly and ended up with four touchdown passes, three of which went to Calvin Johnson.
The Good
The Defensive Line
The starting defensive linemen combined for 18 tackles, six sacks, nine quarterback hits, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery and a touchdown.  That is absolute domination but any standard.  Ndamukong Suh was his usual brilliant self; he continues to lead all NFL interior linemen with 6.5 sacks.  Kyle Vanden Bosch was a monster all day long.  He spent about as much time in Washington’s backfie...

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