Washington Football Team loses to the Detroit Lions, 30-27

DETROIT, MICHIGAN - NOVEMBER 15: Antonio Gibson #24 of the Washington Football Team attempts to run the ball during their game against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on November 15, 2020 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Nic Antaya/Getty Images) (NIC ANTAYA, 2020 Getty Images)

The Washington Football Team lost to the Detroit Lions with a score of 30-27.

The Lions made the first touchdown of the game with wide receiver Marvin Hall receiving a 55-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Mathew Stafford in the first quarter. In the second quarter, Stafford threw a 27-yard touchdown pass to Marvin Jones Jr.

Washington’s only points in the first half of the game was from a 38-yard field goal made by kicker Dustin Hopkins in the first quarter.

In the third quarter, the Lions scored as Stafford threw another 15-yard touchdown to running back D’Andre Swift.

Washington made their first touchdown of the game as running back J.D. McKissic completed a 2-yard rushing touchdown.

Washington’s running back Antonio Gibson carried the ball 13 times for 45 yards and two touchdowns. In the fourth quarter, Gibson then completed a 2-yard rushing touchdown and then another 5-yard rushing touchdown.

Lion’s kicker Matt Prater made a 37-yard field goal, giving Detroit a 27-24 lead late in the fourth quarter. Washington responded in the next drive by tying the game with a successful 41-yard field goal.

The game ended with a 34-yard drive down the field with only 16 seconds left by Detroit. Kicker Matt Prater ended the game in the remaining seconds with a 59-yard field goal to give Detroit the 30-27 win.

The Washington Football Team looks to bounce back from this loss as they travel back home to take on the Cincinnati Bengals next Sunday, Nov. 22 with kickoff at 1:00 p.m.

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