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Redskins vs. Lions Live Updates: Scores, stats, analysis, highlights

Redskins vs. Lions Live Updates: Scores, stats, analysis, highlights

The Redskins are in Detroit in hopes of extending their win streak to five games as they take on the Lions in Week 7.

The Redskins (4-2) bounced back from an 0-2 start to win four consecutive games, and face a Lions (3-3) team that has won two straight, behind strong performances from quarterback Matthew Stafford and wide receivers Marvin Jones and Golden Tate.

The Week 7 game between the Lions and Redfskins kicks off at 1:00 p.m. ET from Ford Field in Detroit, Mich.

Before the game begins, tune into "Redskins Kickoff" at noon, only on CSN. (Channel Finder)

CSN Mid-Atlantic is providing live updates of the game, with stats, highlights and analysis.

As always, this page will serve as your gamethread. Wanna comment on the game? Mad at the game plan/ Leave a comment below and itneract.

Week 7 Redskins vs. Lions Live Updates:


3:46 p.m - And Cousins runs it in for the go-ahead score! He keeps it on a zone-read and runs in from 19 yards out to give the Redskins a 17-13 lead with 1:05 left. Wow. 

3:42 p.m. - As the Redskins mount a potential come back drive, it's been Chris Thompson's most active game of his career. 

3:25 p.m. - And the offense responds with a one-yard touchdown pass from Cousins to Rob Kelley. It's 13-10 Lions with 8:20 left in the fourth quarter. 

3:15 p.m. - The Redskins defense forces the Lions to settle for a field goal, extending the Detroit lead to 13-3 early in the fourth quarter. It's on the offense to get rolling and get rolling now. 

2:52 p.m. - And the Lions take advantage of the long pass. They score on a one-yard plunge by Zach Zenner and it's 10-3 with 7:20 left in the third quarter. 


2:46 p.m. - After not being tested all game, Josh Norman allowed a huge catch on Marvin Jones. Even worse, he's down after falling hard on his head shortly after the completion. Stay tuned. 


2:17 pm. - And the Redskins tie it up 3-3 with a Dustin Hopkins field goal to end the half. 

2:00 p.m. - Oof. Dustin Hopkins doinked a field goal attempt off the top of the left cross bar, and it's still 3-0 Lions in the second quarter. 

1:56 p.m. - Brandon Scherff has left the game with an apparent shoulder injury. According to our JP Finlay, he's questionable to return. 

1:42 p.m. - Lions strike first on a 43-yard field goal to make it 3-0 early in the second quarter. 

1:40 p.m. - A tough stat for Jones. 


1:35 p.m. - So far there's been a missed field goal by the Lions, followed by a fumble recovered for a touchback by Matt Jones. Will the Redskins change running backs? 

1:25 p.m. - Well, this game is off to an interesting start. Matt Stafford found Golden Tate on a third and long, but did so in, uh, unique fashion. 


12:39 p.m. — Michigan State fans apparently wanted to get a glimpse of their favorite son. The school ran a promotion for students, faculty and alumni to get discounted tickets to see Kirk Cousins's homecoming. 

12:27 p.m. - In his first NFL start in his home state of Michigan, Kirk Cousins was sure to see more than a few familiar faces. And sure enough, it seems the entire Cousins clan has come out in full force to support the Redskins' quarterback. 

12:21 p.m. - Well, well, a familiar face in the DMV is in the house at Ford Field.  Former Maryland head coach Randy Edsall, now apart of the Lions coaching staff, looked on during pregame warmup before his team faced the Redskins. Edsall's official title with Detroit is "Director of Football Research-Special Projects."

12:10 p.m. - "Gotta support the team."

11:55 a.m - Do you know who is starting at RB for the Lions? I ask because even I'm not sure.

/looks on Google/

Dwayne Washington. Never heard of him. 

11:45 a.m. - What you need to know: The Lions and Redskins both love to chuck the pigskin. But the game could be decided by the run game. Ameer Abdullah and Theo Riddick are out for the Lions. Matt Jones and Robert Kelley are healthy and need to make a difference when calle dupon for the Redskins. The two teams may not run it a lot, but when they do, the backs need to capitalize

11:35 a.m. - The Redskins inactive list is in: Jordan Reed is OUT, but DeSean Jackson and Su'a Cravens are ACTIVE. That is good news.

11: 25 a.m. - It's a homecoming of sorts for Kirk Cousins. The Michigan native is back in town, and a host of Cousins' family is at Fordf Field to watch him play.

That photo was taken by CSNMA videographer Mitch Tischler. You can follow Mitch on Twitter if you want. Entirely up to you. 

11:15 a.m. - Welcome to CSN Mid-Atlantic's live coverage of the Week 7 tilt between the Redskins and Lions. You can follow me on Twitter, @TroyMachir.  Be sure to follow Redskins Insiders JP FInlay and Rich Tandler, who are in Detroit, Mich. for the game. Be sure to follow our CSN Redskins account for vines, .GIFs and in-game analysis.

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Eagles' Michael Bennett allegedly injured elderly worker; arrest warrant issued

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Eagles' Michael Bennett allegedly injured elderly worker; arrest warrant issued

Philadelphia Eagles lineman Michael Bennett has been indicted on felony abuse for allegedly pushing an elderly NRG Stadium worker during Super Bowl LI.

Bennett was indicted by the Harris County, Texas district attorney's office for injury to the elderly — which is intentionally and knowingly causing injury to a person 65 years or older, according to a press release from the Harris County Sheriffs' Office.

A warrant has been issued for Bennett's arrest.

The 66-year-old paraplegic stadium worker was attempting to control field access when Bennett allegedly pushed her. 

The maximum penalty Bennett faces is ten years in prison in addition to a $10,000 fine.


Bennett — whose brother Martellus played in that Super Bowl for New England — was a member of the Seattle Seahawks during the incident and was in attendance as a noncompetitive player.

The NFL has been made aware of the situation and is looking into the matter, according to Pro Football Talk.

The 32-year-old 10-year NFL veteran could potentially face NFL discipline under the league's personal conduct policy. 


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Redskins Draft Countdown: WR James Washington's numbers don't impress but he could be a solution for the Redskins

Redskins Draft Countdown: WR James Washington's numbers don't impress but he could be a solution for the Redskins

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James Washington

Wide receiver
Oklahoma State

Oklahoma State wide receiver James Washington measured at 5 feet 11 inches at the combine and his 40 time was a pedestrian 4.54.

But forget about the numbers. His catch radius is larger than his height would indicate, and he plays much faster than the stopwatch says he does.

His route tree needs to be cleaned up but his ability to get open deep, make receptions on back shoulder throws and, yes, Redskins fans, fade patterns will make him a productive receiver while he learns.

Height: 5-11
Weight: 213
40-yard dash: 4.54

Projected draft round: 1-2

What they’re saying

He doesn't look like a receiver and he doesn't run routes like a receiver, but then you see him get open deep and make all those explosive plays, and you know exactly what he does for an offense.

—A Big 12 assistant coach via

How he fits the Redskins: The Redskins needed a wide receiver to line up opposite Josh Doctson after Terrelle Pryor fizzled out last year. They went out and signed Paul Richardson to a free agent contract, solving the immediate need.

But in the NFL, you should always be looking for your next receiver. It takes most of them at least a season to develop so if you wait until you really need a pass catcher it’s too late to draft one. Washington has the capability to contribute early and develop from there.  

Film review: vs. Pitt, vs. TCU, vs. Oklahoma

—Like most coaches, Jay Gruden wants his wide receivers to block and Washington certainly gives it the effort. He helped backs gain extra yards on stretch plays with hustling blocks downfield. His technique may need some work—a long touchdown run against Oklahoma was called back when he was hit for holding—but the effort is there.

—Against the Sooners, Washington got by a cornerback who was in off coverage and beat him for a long gain. Later in the game, the corner was in press coverage and Washington made one move and beat the defender on a post for a touchdown. We can insert the usual cautions about Big 12 defenses here, but it still was impressive to watch.

—Speed is important but so is how fast a receiver can stop to catch a pass. On one underthrown fade pattern, Washington was able to slam on the brakes while the cornerback kept on running, making the catch for a nice gain out of the end zone an easy one.

—Against TCU he split two defenders on a deep pass. He caught the ball in stride and then he found a second gear and easily outraced the defensive backs to the end zone to complete the 86-yard play. This is a good example of Washington playing faster than his 40 time.

Potential issues: Washington is not a good enough prospect to warrant the No. 13 pick, but he could easily be gone by the time the time their second-round pick is on the clock. As noted above, the quality of the defenses he faced in compiling 74 receptions for 1,549 yards (20.9 per catch) and 13 touchdowns has to be considered.

Bottom line: If I’m the Redskins, I have a talk with Jamison Crowder’s agent before the draft to gauge what his client would want in order to sign an extension prior to the 2018 season. If it’s something the Redskins consider reasonable, they should look elsewhere in the second round. But if a 2019 Crowder departure seems likely,  they should look at Washington if he’s there in the second round. 

Stay up to date on the Redskins. Rich Tandler covers the team 365 days a year. Like his Facebook page and follow him on Twitter @TandlerNBCS.