Game 7: Skins @ Detroit

When: Sunday October 23rd @ 1 PM
Where: Ford Field- Detroit, Michigan
Weather: Partly Cloud & 63 (Dome)
Radio: SportsTalk 980
TV: FOX5 Justin Kutcher, Charles Davis, Chris Spielman, Peter Schrager (Field Reporter)
Line: Lions -1 O/U 49 points

The Redskins and Lions meet for the 41st time, Sunday afternoon in Detroit. Washington leads the series 27-13, but have dropped the last three. Detroit head coach Jim Caldwell is 1-0 all-time vs. the Skins, while this is Jay Gruden’s first time taking on the Lions.

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CBS has the doubleheader this weekend, with the Redskins-Lions (FOX) shown mostly in the Mid-Atlantic and Detroit markets (Green on map). Most of the nation getting Minnesota @ Philadelphia. As for CBS… Baltimore @ the Jets throughout most of the Eastern seaboard, with the entire nation getting New England @ Pittsburgh @ 4 PM.

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NATIONAL PRIME TIME

Thursday Night: Chicago @ Green Bay (CBS)
Sunday Morning: NY Giants vs Los Angeles in London (NFLN)
Sunday Night: Seattle @ Arizona (NBC)
Monday Night: Houston @ Denver (ESPN)

GAME 7 OPPONENT

The Detroit Lions enter Week 7 with a 3-3 record and sit in third place in the NFC North following a 31-28 win over the Los Angeles Rams. The Lions completed their 2015 campaign with a 7-9 record and a third-place finish in the NFC North. Head Coach Jim Caldwell is in his 16th season coaching in the NFL and third season with Detroit.

Quarterback Matthew Stafford is in his eighth season with the Lions after being selected first overall in the 2009 NFL Draft. Stafford has completed 146- of-212 passes (68.9 percent) for 1,648 yards and 14 touchdowns through six weeks this season.

Running back Theo Riddick leads the rushing corps with 50 rushing attempts for 171 yards and one touchdown this season. Riddick has also recorded 26 receptions for 190 yards and three touchdowns. Five different players including Riddick have recorded at least 15 carries for the Lions this season.

Wide receivers Marvin Jones Jr. and Anquan Boldin are tied for the Lions’ team lead in receptions with 29 each on the season. Jones has gained a team-high 529 yards and four touchdowns on his 29 receptions, while Boldin has registered 244 yards and three touchdowns.

Linebacker Tahir Whitehead leads the defense in tackles, recording 55 on the season thus far (40 solo). Defensive end Kerry Hyder has posted a team-high five sacks in 2016, and three different players are tied for Detroit’s team lead in interceptions with one apiece (Glover Quin, Rafael Bush and Darius Slay).

Kicker Matt Prater has made 9-of-10 field goal attempts (90.0 percent) this season. Punter Sam Martin has averaged 50.2 yards per punt on 21 punts. Former Redskin Andre Roberts serves as the Lions’ primary return specialist and has returned eight punts for 142 yards and one touchdown and 12 kickoffs for 248 yards this season.

AT THE PARK

GAME NOTES

REDSKINS: QB KIRK COUSINS passed for 263 yards & 2 TDs in Week 6. Has 100+ rating in 4 of past 5 on road…RB MATT JONES rushed for 135 yards & TD last week…WR JAMISON CROWDER had TD catch in Week 6. Has 4 TDs (3 rec., 1 PR) in past 5. WR PIERRE GARÇON had 8 receptions for 73 yards in last meeting. WR DE SEAN JACKSON has rec. TD in 2 of 3 career games vs. Det. TE VERNON DAVIS had rec. TD last week, 1st TD with Was. Had 2 TD catches in last game vs. Det. (9/16/12 with SF)…DE RICKY JEAN FRANCOIS had sack last week. DE ZIGGY HOOD had sack in last meeting (11/17/13 with Pit.). LB WILL COMPTON leads team with 50 tackles. Has 9+ tackles in 5 of past 7. LB RYAN KERRIGAN had 2 sacks in Week 6. Has 4.5 sacks & FF in past 6. LB TRENT MURPHY has 5 sacks in past 5. S WILL BLACKMON had sack last week…LIONS: QB MATTHEW STAFFORD passed for 270 yards & 4 TDs in Week 6, his 10th career game with 4+ TDs, 4th-youngest (28 years, 252 days) to reach mark. Aims for 3rd in row with 130+ rating. Has 100+ rating in 7 of past 9 at home… Since 2015, RB THEO RIDDICK leads NFL RBs in receptions (106) and rec. yards (887) with 6 TD catches…WR ANQUAN BOLDIN has 8 rec. TDs in past 5 vs. Was. Had TD catch last week. WR GOLDEN TATE had 8 receptions for 165 yards & TD in Week 6. Had TD catch in only career meeting (11/27/11 with Sea.). WR MARVIN JONES has 4 TDs in past 4. WR ANDRE ROBERTS had rec. TD last week…DE EZEKIEL ANSAH had 2 saks & FF in last meeting. Has 7.5 sacks & 3 FFs in past 8 at home. DE DEVIN TAYLOR had sack & FF last week. Aims for 3rd in row with sack. LB TAHIR WHITEHEAD has 9+ tackles in 5 of past 6. Leads team with 55 tackles. S RAFAEL BUSH had INT in Week 6. S GLOVER QUIN aims for 3rd in row vs. Was. with 6+ tackles.

INJURY REPORT

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