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Game Preview: Washington Redskins vs Detroit Lions

TV:    FOX

TV Announcers: Thom Brennaman & Brian Billick   
Radio: 980 AM, 730 AM (Spanish), 94.3 FM and 92.7 FM  

 Washington Redskins @ Detroit Lions 

Sunday, Sept. 27th, 1:00 PMFord Field

Weather: With the air-conditioning, perfect. Not for the fans at home though. The game is blacked out in Detroit and fans will instead have to watch the Vikings game.

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Injury Report: (after the jump...everyone healthy for WAS)

It's hard to believe the Redskins have only hosted one playoff game at Fedex, yet it was against the Lions. Redskins have owned Detroit with a 27-10 career record. The Skins have a 0 +/- ratio for turnovers while Detroit has a -2 ratio (thanks to Stafford's five pickles through 2 games). There's no reason the Redskins shouldn't get at least two on Sunday. I really envision one sack fumble and some easy interceptions due to bad decisions from a hurried rush. Orakpo was on the Lavar Arrington show on Friday, and he is ITCHING to get that first sack in the books.

As for all the experts picking the Lions, they're going to get embarrassed on Sunday. There is simply too much talent on the Redskins. Zorn has remained professional through all the media questions about being on the hot seat. The Redskins are CLEARLY not taking this game lightly and that will show. Even though the Redskins squeaked out a win in DET last year, they still put up huge numbers: 

JASON CAMPBELL: 2-0 vs. the Lions with 126.3 passer rating.  He's posted his 2 highest rated games of his career against the Lions (127.4, 125.3) & aims for 3rd in row vs. Detroit with 125+ rating

SANTANA MOSS: I50-yard rec. TD & 80-yard PR-TD.  Finished with 9 catches for 140 yards.

CLINTON PORTIS: Rushed for 345 yards (115 per game) in 3 career meetings.

My Prediction: Redskins 33 - Lions 13 


What will you be watching for?

Pos. Player Injury Status
QB Drew Stanton Knee Questionable
FB Jerome Felton Ankle Probable
OG Daniel Loper Knee Probable
DE Cliff Avril Hamstring Doubtful
DE Andre Fluellen Knee Questionable
DT Sammie Hill Neck Probable
DT Grady Jackson Knee Probable
LB Ernie Sims Shoulder Doubtful
CB Eric King Shoulder Doubtful
CB Phillip Buchanon Neck Questionable
S Marquand Manuel Knee Probable
Pos. Player Injury Status
QB Jason Campbell Foot Probable
RB Clinton Portis Ankle Probable
OT Mike Williams Illness Probable
DT Anthony Montgomery Knee Probable