NFL Game Recap - Detroit at Washington
Sun Nov 24, 2019 1:00 PM EST

IND
17
HOU
20
F
SEA
17
PHI
9
F
DET
16
WAS
19
F
OAK
3
NYJ
34
F
CAR
31
NO
34
F
MIA
24
CLE
41
F
PIT
16
CIN
10
F
NYG
14
CHI
19
F
DEN
3
BUF
20
F
TB
35
ATL
22
F
JAX
20
TEN
42
F
DAL
9
NE
13
F
GB
8
SF
37
F
BAL
45
LAR
6
F

Nov 24, 2019, 1:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

3

4

T

Detroit (3-7-1)

0

6

7

3

16

Washington (2-9)

3

10

0

6

19

Redskins come back to beat Lions; Haskins misses final snap
Sun Nov 24, 2019 5:56 PM

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) Dwayne Haskins picked up his first NFL victory but inexplicably didn’t take the final snap in victory formation.

Haskins was celebrating the Washington Redskins’ 19-16 comeback win over the Detroit Lions by taking a selfie with a fan who was in the first row. The only problem: The game wasn’t quite over, and backup Case Keenum went on the field to kneel down and run out the clock in Washington’s second win of the season.

“I was so hype I think I broke a water bottle,” Haskins said. “I look up and we were in victory (formation) and said, ‘Oh, I thought the game was over with already.��� But I'll get it next time.”

The rookie quarterback made his share of mistakes on the field - and forgetting to get back on the field - during an ugly game against the Lions, but he was there when the Redskins needed him most. Haskins was able to brush off a wrist injury that contributed to some overthrows and the bad look of missing the final play in large part because he guided Washington into field-goal range to finally get in the win column.

“Closer - it’s what I do,” Haskins said.

The 15th overall draft pick was 13 of 29 for 156 yards and an interception and could approach it like all’s well that ends well after Dustin Hopkins connected on a 39-yard field goal with 16 seconds left and the Redskins snapped a four-game skid and won their first game at home in 13 months.

Haskins scrambled for 11 yards and completed passes of 5 yards to Kelvin Harmon and 17 to Terry McLaurin to set up Hopkins’ go-ahead field goal. Cornerback Fabian Moreau’s interception of Jeff Driskel - the third thrown by the Lions quarterback - got the Redskins (2-9) the ball back with 2 seconds left and set in motion the weird ending that confused even interim coach Bill Callahan.

“We were looking for him,” Callahan said. “I think he thought the game was over. I think he thought it was over. I'll have to find out a little bit more.”

Haskins drew criticism for overthrowing McLaurin and other wide-open receivers, and Washington had to settle for a field goal each time. He said his right wrist was pretty banged up, but responded “I’m good” when asked to elaborate.

The Lions (3-7-1) lost their fourth in a row.

“I absolutely hate losing,” Detroit coach Matt Patricia said. “I can't stand it.”

DRISKEL STRUGGLES

In his third start since taking over for injured Lions starter Matthew Stafford, Driskel was picked off twice by Moreau and once by Quinton Dunbar. The interception by Dunbar in the final minute hurt the most because it gave Haskins and the Redskins the ball back to win it in regulation.

“We turned the ball over,” said Driskel, who was 20 of 33 for 207 yards, a touchdown and the three interceptions. “It really is frustrating, and you got to go in that locker room and take accountability and that's what I'll do. Those are on me.”

SIMS SHINES

Undrafted rookie Steven Sims muffed the catch on his kickoff return early in the second quarter. Then he took advantage of the Lions’ blown coverage to go 91 yards for a touchdown.

“I tried to catch the ball while I’m running forward so I hit it full speed,” Sims said. “I kind of was ahead of the ball a little bit. It hit off my shoulder. I knew once I picked the ball up, they were going to be in my face, so I had to go.”

It was Washington’s first kick return touchdown since 2015 and another bright spot in a lost season because Sims has shown he can be a difference-maker on offense and special teams.

NORMAN BENCHED

Redskins cornerback Josh Norman was in uniform but only saw the field on special teams. After multiple reports Sunday morning that he’d be inactive, it was a bit of surprise Norman played at all.

Callahan said he met with defensive coordinator Greg Manusky, secondary coach Ray Horton and Norman on Thursday when the decision was made to demote him. Callahan said it was Norman’s choice to be in uniform even though the 31-year-old was only set to play if another injury occurred.

“Where you are today isn’t the determining factor of where you’ll be tomorrow,” Norman tweeted before the game. “But Everyday is its own starting point to create a dynasty that’ll last when you’re gone.”

Norman has drawn his share of criticism during a rough season, his fourth since signing a $75 million, five-year deal with Washington. Manusky said he “couldn’t tell you why” Norman has struggled.

“I think from our situation, we're putting him in situations to make some plays, and we're just not making the plays,” Manusky said this week.

INJURIES

Lions: DT Damon Harrison was injured late in the fourth quarter. ... WR Marvin Hall left early in the fourth with a foot injury.

Redskins: LB Ryan Kerrigan left with a concussion in the fourth quarter. ... WR Paul Richardson was ruled out at halftime with a hamstring strain. Richardson missed the Jets game last week with a hamstring injury.

UP NEXT

Lions: Host the Chicago Bears on Thanksgiving.

Redskins: Visit the Carolina Panthers next Sunday.

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Passing

DET Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat Sk
J. Driskel 33 20 60.6 1 207 34 3 50.9 6
WAS Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat Sk
S. Sims Jr. 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 39.6 0
D. Haskins Jr. 29 13 44.8 0 156 26 1 47.5 3

Rushing

DET Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
B. Scarbrough 18 98 5.4 30 0
J. Driskel 9 63 7.0 18 0
WAS Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
D. Guice 10 32 3.2 11 0
D. Haskins Jr. 3 28 9.3 18 0

Receiving

DET Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
K. Golladay 4 61 15.3 34 0
M. Jones Jr. 5 46 9.2 14 0
WAS Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
T. McLaurin 5 72 14.4 26 0
K. Harmon 3 43 14.3 26 0

Team Stats Comparison

DET WAS
Points For 16 19
Total Yards 364 230
Rushing Yards 175 86
Passing Yards 189 144
Passing Completions / Attempts 20/33 13/30
Turnovers 4 2
Interceptions Thrown 3 1
Fumbles - Lost 2/1 1/1
First Downs 21 13
Rushing Touchdowns 0 0
Passing Touchdowns 1 0
Penalties - Yards 6/65 8/63
Time Of Possession 33:30 26:30
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 6/15 4/14
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 0/0 0/0
Red Zone Conversions/Attempts 1/3 0/2
Sacks Against 6 3
Punts - Average Yards 4/40 5/52
Punt Returns - Average Yards/Punt Return 4/8 2/0
Kickoff Returns - Average Yards/Kickoff Return 2/22 2/62

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter DET WAS
WAS 12:29 FG Dustin Hopkins 28 yd FG 0 3
2nd Quarter DET WAS
DET 1:51 FG Matt Prater 24 yd FG 3 3
WAS 2:06 TD Steven Sims Jr. 91 yd kick return (Dustin Hopkins kick) 3 10
WAS 9:16 FG Dustin Hopkins 37 yd FG 3 13
DET 14:46 FG Matt Prater 49 yd FG 6 13
3rd Quarter DET WAS
DET 4:57 TD Logan Thomas 12 yd pass from Jeff Driskel (Matt Prater kick) 13 13
4th Quarter DET WAS
DET 2:59 FG Matt Prater 21 yd FG 16 13
WAS 13:11 FG Dustin Hopkins 42 yd FG 16 16
WAS 14:44 FG Dustin Hopkins 39 yd FG 16 19

Game Information

Stadium: FedEx Field, Landover, Maryland
Attendance: 57,754
Game Time: 3:15
Weather: