Sep 15, 2013; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson (81) completes a pass for a touchdown in the second quarter against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jennifer Hilderbrand-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Week 3: Washington Redskins clash with the Detroit Lions

Sunday’s game against the Arizona Cardinals was a little too close for comfortable for the Detroit Lions. It took a little bit for Detroit’s offense to get it together but when it did, Calvin Johnson was all over the field.

When I turned it to the game, Stafford fired the ball between two defenders to Johnson who made the reception and took it 72 yards to the house. I had to sit there and actually realize how fast Calvin Johnson really is. I mean seriously, I never realized how quick he was until I watched that 72 yard catch and run.

Detroit only had one turnover which could have been the turning point in this game. They had the lead up until 1:59 left in the fourth quarter when Rashard Mendenhall found the end zone on a one yard touchdown run which gave Arizona the lead by four points.

Stafford completed 24 of 36 passes for 278 yards and two touchdowns. Megatron brought in six receptions for 116 receiving yards and two touchdowns.

Washington wasn’t able to really do anything against the Green Bay Packers until late in the game. But just like their game against Philadelphia, it was too little too late.

Despite the blow out, RG3 was able to bounce back after throwing an interception as he completed 26 of 40 passing attempts for 320 yards and three late touchdowns. He found Garcon for a six yard touchdown reception in the third quarter, then Reed for a three and Moss for a nine touchdown reception in the fourth quarter.

Garcon had 8 receptions and 143 receiving yards.

Running back Alfred Morris  picked up a 8.2 yard average on 13 carries for 107 rushing yards. Washington’s only problem going into this game is their defense.

After being lit up by Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers, what are they going to do when they have to stop Matthew Stafford, Reggie Bush and Calvin Johnson?

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