Through 3 Quarters

After a tough loss on the road their last time out, the Detroit Lions look much better today on their home turf. Three quarters in and their offense has really been able to impose its will, dominating the Washington Football Team 24-10 three quarters in. Detroit has been led by QB Matthew Stafford, who so far has passed for three TDs and 220 yards on 24 attempts.

Stafford has led the way so far for the Lions, as he has passed for three TDs and 220 yards on 24 attempts. Stafford's performance is making up for a slower matchup against the Minnesota Vikings last week.

Both Detroit and Washington suffered losses in their previous contests, but Detroit is closer to making up for it this week. At this point it looks like Detroit might take this one, but there's still plenty of time for a reversal of fortune.

Who's Playing

Washington @ Detroit

Current Records: Washington 2-6; Detroit 3-5

What to Know

This Sunday, the Detroit Lions are hoping to patch up the holes in a defense that has allowed an average of 30 points per game. They will square off against the Washington Football Team at 1 p.m. ET Sunday at Ford Field. Detroit's scoring has been on the decline the past three games, which is obviously a trend Washington hopes will continue.

The Lions came up short against the Minnesota Vikings last week, falling 34-20. One thing holding Detroit back was the mediocre play of QB Matthew Stafford, who did not have his best game: despite one touchdown, he threw two interceptions.

Washington lost a heartbreaker to the New York Giants when they met in October, and they left with a heavy heart again last week. Washington fell just short of New York by a score of 23-20. The contest was as close as the oddsmakers predicted, but Washington had been the slight favorite coming in. Washington's loss came about despite a quality game from WR Terry McLaurin, who caught seven passes for one TD and 115 yards. Alex Smith's 68-yard touchdown toss down the left side of the field to McLaurin in the fourth quarter made for one of the most memorable moments of the afternoon.

With the two teams each stumbling in off of a loss, both will be hungry for the win. These two teams might be coming in a bit winded after having run the length of the field multiple times in their most recent games.

How To Watch

  • When: Sunday at 1 p.m. ET
  • Where: Ford Field -- Detroit, Michigan
  • TV: FOX
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $48.00

Odds

The Lions are a slight 2.5-point favorite against the Football Team, according to the latest NFL odds.

Bettors have moved against the Lions slightly, as the game opened with the Lions as a 4.5-point favorite.

Over/Under: -110

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Series History

Detroit and Washington both have one win in their last two games.

  • Nov 24, 2019 - Washington 19 vs. Detroit 16
  • Oct 23, 2016 - Detroit 20 vs. Washington 17

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