In-Game Live: Lions @ Redskins - 1st Half

ChrisRussell

Early in the second quarter, the Redskins  have a 13-3 lead in today's game  between the (1-9)Washington Redskins and the (3-6-1) Detroit Lions. 

Steven Sims just fumbled the ball inside his ten-yard line, then recovered and broke out for a 91-yard touchdown return. That's the first Redskins kickoff return for a score since 2015 when Andre Roberts and Rashad Ross each had one. 

Let's get you caught up on everything else:

The Redskins blew an opportunity on their very first offensive drive after a great kick return of 33 yards by Steven Sims Jr. to the .Washington 44 yard-line. 

Dwayne Haskins was blown up on third down as Morgan Moses was pushed backwards i essentially into his lap and Haskins fumbled the football as he went to throw. 

The Skins defense did a good job not allowing it to be a double let-down by getting off the field and forcing a field goal attempt, which was missed. 

Washington had a few chances on their next offensive possession to punch in a touchdown and instead settle for a Dustin Hopkins field goal as  Haskins overthrew a wide open Terry McLaurin in the end zone and then sailed another. 

Kelvin Harmon had a terrific catch to set up the scoring opportunity. 

Haskins also had a nice scramble and run on 3rd/9. 

A couple of standout moments so far for the Redskins defense:

Jon Bostic forced an incomplete throw away on 3rd down inside the Redskins red zone as he nearly sacked Jeff Driskel. Cole Holcomb also did a good job just before that on a read option keeper, to bring down Driskel inside the Redskins -10.

At the 11:22 mark of the 2nd - Fabian Moreau, playing outside today with the whole Josh Norman situation, had a beautiful interception deep up the Lions sideline at the Redskins -11.

At 10:21 of the 2nd - Bo Scarbrough of the Lions just fumbled  as he was stripped by Cole Holcomb and Montae Nicholson at the point of attack! The Redskins take over at mid-field. 

At 8:38 of the 2nd - Dwayne Haskins may have just made the best throw (that counted) of his NFL career. A 26-yard seed to McLaurin along the Lions sideline. 

Then of course, the Redskins start their normal self destruction by having Brandon Scherff and Jeremy Sprinkle take back-to-back false starts. 

Haskins would have another strong completion to Paul Richardson before he was flushed and sacked (for a second time today). The Redskins almost had a circus catch for a touchdown by Richardson but it was incomplete and Hopkins booted a 37-yard field goal to give the Redskins a 13-3 lead with 5:44 to go in the first half. 

Just before the 2:00 warning, Landon Collins made a terrific run stop and scrape for a one-yard loss and then Cole Holcomb used his terrific speed off the edge to get his first career sack on 3rd down. The Lions had to punt. 

Chris Russell is the Publisher of Maven & Sports Illustrated's Washington Redskins channel. He can be heard on 106.7 The FAN in the Washington D.C. area and world-wide on Radio.com. Chris also hosts the "Locked on Redskins" Podcast and can be read via subscription to Warpath Magazine. You can e-mail Chris at russellmania09@Gmail.com or follow him on Twitter at @Russellmania621. 

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