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NFL: Detroit 27, Washington 20

Sept. 22, 2013 at 5:35 PM   |   Comments

LANDOVER, Md., Sept. 22 (UPI) -- Matthew Stafford tossed a pair of TD passes Sunday and the Detroit Lions recorded their first-ever victory in Washington with a 27-20 defeat of the Redskins.

Stafford completed 25-of-42 attempts for 385 yards with an interception as the Lions took a victory in Washington for the first time in their 76-year history of road appearances there, going 0-22 during the span.

Joique Bell racked up 132 yards of total offense with a touchdown while subbing for the injured Reggie Bush as Detroit (2-1) rebounded from a loss last week at Arizona.

Calvin Johnson led the Lions' receiving corps, making seven grabs for 115 yards with a touchdown.

The Redskins (0-3), meanwhile, dropped a third straight to start the season for the first time since 2001.

Robert Griffin III picked up 326 aerial yards on 32-of-50 attempts but was intercepted and lost a fumble for Washington.

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