The Detroit Lions had lost 19-straight games going into today’s matchup with the Washington Redskins and many football fans felt this was a great chance for the (0-19) Lions to get a win.
They may end up grabbing this win at the expense of Redskins’ coach Jim Zorn’s job. The word today was the heat is on Zorn and after just getting by the St. Louis Rams 9-7 last week, and now losing to the Detroit Lions, the ice is getting very thin around Zorn’s office.
Zorn also got into an heated arguement with ‘Skins radio man and former QB Sonny Jurgenson last week on the air, about the Washington offense, which is showing about as much life as Wilbur Mills did when he came crawling out of the fountain.
Things have become Torn and Worn for Zorn in DC and this may be the final nail in his coffin.
Here are all the scores from the early games:
Detroit 19, Washington 14… Campbell 340 Smith 101 Moss 178(Passing, Rushing, Receiving….)
Green Bay 36, St. Louis 17… Rodgers 269 Jackson 117 Jennings 103
Minnesota 27, San Francisco 24… Favre 301 Peterson 85 Davis 96
New England 26, Atlanta 10… Brady 277 Taylor 105 Moss 116
NY Jets 24, Tennessee 17… Sanchez 171 Johnson 97 Cotchery 108
Philadelphia 34, Kansas City 14… Kolb 327 McCoy 84 Jackson 149
NY Giants 24, Tampa Bay 0… Manning 161 Bradshaw 104 Smith 63
Baltimore 34, Cleveland 3… Flacco 342 McGahee 67 Mason 118
Jacksonville 31, Houston 24… Schaub 300 Jones-Drew 119 Walter 96
New Orleans 27, Buffalo 7… Brees 172 Thomas 126 Colston 67
Chicago 25, Seattle 19… Wallace 261 Jones 98 Burleson 109
San Diego 23, Miami 13… Rivers 303 Brown 75 Jackson 120
Cincinnati 23, Pittsburgh 20… Roethlisberger 276 Parker 93 Wallace 102
Denver 23, Oakland 3… Orton 157 Buckhalter 108 Marshall 67
Indianapolis 31, Arizona 10… Manning 379 Addai 63 Wayne 126
from the Lions-Skins game yahoo.com:
DETROIT (AP)â€”Finally, the Detroit Lions are winners.
With rookie Matthew Stafford leading the way, Detroit ended a 19-game losing streak with a 19-14 victory over the Washington Redskins on Sunday.
The Lions (1-2) had not won since Dec. 23, 2007 and their skid matched the second longest in NFL history. They no longer will have to hear about closing in on Tampa Bayâ€™s record 26-game losing streak set during the 1976-77 seasons.
Stafford threw a 21-yard touchdown pass to Bryant Johnson(notes) in the first quarter and Detroit added a fourth-quarter score after a pass interference penalty. Then the Lions had to hold off the Redskinsâ€™ final drive.
When the game ended, the Lions earned a chance to celebrate nine months after becoming the first NFL team to finish 0-16 in the regular season.