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Redskins Defeat Lions 21-17



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    LANDOVER, MD - DECEMBER 28: Footballs on the field before a NFL football game between the Washington Redskins and the Dallas Cowboys at FedExField on December 28, 2014 in Landover. Maryland. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)

    Robert Griffin III repeatedly wound up on the turf until leaving with a stinger and possible head injury after being sacked three times Thursday night in the Washington Redskins' 21-17 exhibition victory over the Detroit Lions.

    Griffin went 2 for 5 for 8 yards on four possessions for Washington (2-0). On his final play, early in the second quarter, he started to scramble but dropped the ball despite no contact. As the quarterback went to the ground to try to corral the loose ball, Lions defensive end Corey Wootton landed on Griffin.

    For Detroit (1-1), Matthew Stafford looked good, going 6 of 8 for 78 yards and leading one scoring drive that ended with Matt Prater's 49-yard field goal.