WASHINGTON (4-2) at DETROIT (3-3)
Sunday, 1 p.m. EDT, Fox
OPENING LINE - Lions by 2
RECORD VS. SPREAD - Redskins 4-2, Lions 2-3-1
SERIES RECORD - Redskins lead 30-13
LAST MEETING - Lions beat Redskins 27-20, Sept. 22, 2013
LAST WEEK - Redskins beat Eagles 27-20; Lions beat Rams 31-28
AP PRO32 RANKING - Redskins No. 9, Lions No. 17
REDSKINS OFFENSE - OVERALL (5T), RUSH (12), PASS (5).
REDSKINS DEFENSE - OVERALL (21), RUSH (28), PASS (15).
LIONS OFFENSE - OVERALL (18), RUSH (26), PASS (14).
LIONS DEFENSE - OVERALL (25), RUSH (21), PASS (23).
STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES -Lions have won three straight against Redskins. ... Washington has four consecutive victories this year after 0-2 start, going for five straight first time since closing 2012 regular season with seven straight. ... Redskins have chance to open with 3-0 road record for first time since 1999. ... Redskins QB Kirk Cousins, Michigan native and former Spartans star, has thrown eight TDs, three INTs during winning streak. ... Redskins RB Matt Jones had career highs with 135 yards rushing and 8.4 yards per carry last week. ... Washington's defense has not given up TD in seven quarters and hasn't allowed TD after halftime during four-game winning streak. ... Washington's Jamison Crowder averaging NFL-high 20.7 yards on punt returns, including 85-yard TD at Baltimore, and has career-high three TDs receiving. ... Redskins coach Jay Gruden was freshman QB at Louisville in 1985 when Lions coach Jim Caldwell was on Cardinals staff. ... Lions have won two straight after starting 1-3. ... Detroit's games have been decided by seven or fewer points, including four by three or less. ... Lions QB Matthew Stafford to hit century mark in games played Sunday, moving to top of list in completions, yards passing, 350-yard passing games among NFL players in first 100 games. ... Detroit RB Zach Zenner had career highs with 14 carries, 58 yards rushing and 19-yard run against Los Angeles. ... Lions WR Andre Roberts, signed as free agent after playing two years in Washington, trails only Crowder with 17.8 average on punt returns, including 85-yard TD at Chicago, and caught TD pass last week. ... Detroit DE Devin Taylor had sack last week for second straight game and forced fumble. ... Lions K Matt Prater has made winning kicks with two or fewer minutes left in last two games. ... Fantasy Tip: Washington's Vernon Davis may be sleeper to start in part because Lions have struggled to cover TEs all season. Davis scored last week and had two TDs in last game against Detroit. Jordan Reed may miss second straight game with concussion.
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