The Detroit Lions defeated the Washington Redskins Sunday on a touchdown pass within the last seconds of the game.
Lions quarterback Matt Stafford completed an 18 yard touchdown pass to receiver Anquan Boldin with 16 seconds left in the 4th quarter.
Stafford said, “I cut it loose and kind of thought to myself, we’re either going to lose the game or win the game on this one. It was a tight window. I’ll take that every time. I throw an interception right there, it’s on my back and I’m fine with that.”
On the touchdown drive, Stafford completed 20 yard plus passes and he scrambled for 14 yards.
Detroit saw contributions from several players throughout the game, including receiver Golden Tate. The second year Lion player caught six passes for 93 yards.
Meanwhile, running back Zach Zenner scored his first touchdown on the 1 yard line.
Redskins starting running back Matt Jones struggled most of the game. In the 1st quarter Washington converted two third downs, but Jones ended up fumbling the ball.
Later, Jones fumbled again for the second time at the Lions 1 yard line into the end zone. Lions safety Tavon Wilson recovered the fumble and Detroit gained possession of the ball.
The Skins coughed it up again in the third quarter when Cousins trip over an offensive lineman’s foot while trying to hand the ball off to Jones, who ended up dropping the ball.
Cousins tried his best to get the lead back late in the game.
With a little over a minute left in the game, he faked a handoff to running back Chris Thompson and rolled out to the right side of the field scoring on a boot leg from 19 yards out.
The play completed a 76 yard drive but the defense couldn’t hold down Detroit in the last minute of the game.