Joique Bell propels Lions to victory over Redskins

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) - The Detroit Lions were led by former Benton Harbor star Joique Bell in a 27-20 win over the Washington Redskins on Sunday.

A pair of fourth-quarter bobbles, including one by Robert Griffin III, also helped Detroit's cause.

Bell finished with 63 rushing yards, 69 receiving yards and one touchdown.

Lions QB Matthew Stafford threw for 385 yards, and Calvin Johnson and Nate Burleson both had 100 yards receiving for the Lions, who are 2-1.

Detroit beat the Redskins on the road for the first time since 1939, a 21-game streak that comes to a halt as the second longest in NFL history.

The score was tied at 17 when Griffin fumbled at the end of a scramble. The Lions recovered and kicked the go-ahead field goal on their next drive.

The Redskins (0-3) then had a touchdown pass overturned when video replay showed that Aldrick Robinson lost control of the ball.

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