Sep 22, 2013; Landover, MD, USA; Detroit Lions running back Joique Bell (35) runs with the ball past Washington Redskins defensive end Phillip Merling (93) in the third quarter at FedEx Field. The Lions won 27-20. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Detroit Lions at Washington Redskins final score: Lions pull away late for 27-20 win


The score was tied at 17 for the start of the fourth quarter. Lions went ahead early with a David Akers FG. The next score wouldn’t come until 3:56 left in the game for the Lions. They were up 27-17. A couple of minutes and a Redskins FG later, you have the final score of 27-20.

They beat the Redskins on the road for the first time since 1939. There’s no mistake. One. Nine. Three. Nine. Oh. My. God. What a streak. I wonder how many Lions fans are still around since it started?

Anyway, the Redskins did have a couple of boo-boos:

The score was tied at 17 when Griffin finally looked something like the RG3 of last year, scrambling to make something out of nothing with a 21-yard run deep into the opponent’s territory. But the ball jarred loose as he stumbled forward to give himself up at the 30-yard line. No big deal if he had slid, a fumble recovered by the Lions because he didn’t.

On the next play, Johnson started a drive with a tiptoe catch along the sideline, and David Akers ended it with a 28-yard field goal with 11:08 to play to give the Lions the lead. The Redskins thought they had gone back in front when Griffin hit Robinson on a post pattern for an apparent 57-yard touchdown with 9:05 to play, but replays showed the ball coming loose as the receiver went to the ground. Incomplete pass. Those celebrations were for nothing.

Man. Lions capitalized (in the nation’s capital!) and got the game. Thanks to ABC News for the help.

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