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Redskins Beat Lions in Preseason Game, 21-17

In a rainy preseason game, the Redskins come out on top in terms of score, but lose RGIII to injury.

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1 2 3 4 Final
Detroit 3 7 7 0 17
Washington 0 7 7 7 21

In their preseason home opener and second preseason game of the 2015 season, the Washington Redskins defeated the Detroit Lions by a score of 21-17.  Again, however, they suffered an injury to a player who is supposed to be a starter and major contributor.  This time, it was quarterback Robert Griffin III.

On the offensive side of the ball, Griffin was repeatedly drilled as the offensive line struggled, with Scherff, Moses, and Smith all gettting beat at various points.  After a rough first quarter and going 2/5 for 8 yards, Griffin finally went down with a right shoulder stinger and possible concussion with 9:22 left in the second quarter.  He was replaced by McCoy, who went 5/6 for 80 yards and 1 touchdown.  Cousins came into the game with the third string offense, finishing 8/12 for 91 yards and 1 touchdown.  They rushed for 163 yards, showing a commitment to the run.  In terms of the defense, Spaight led the team in tackles with 5, and players like Rogers showed some strengths.  Special teams consisted of 4 punts, with Way averaging 51 yards, and both Forbath (2 extra points) and Long (1 extra point) saw time on the field.