Keys to the game: Redskins vs. Lions checklist
The Redskins are once again back at .500 in the win-loss column. After a very disappointing showing in Detroit the Redskins will have to not only regroup, but figure out who will lead this offense after the bye week.
Had to run the ball: No.Torain went out with a hamstring injury, Williams did an okay job but the 100-yard-plus rushing streak ended, and the run game was once again abandoned.
Pass protect: No. The offensive line should be offended by their effort on Sunday. It was poor at best. McNabb was picking himself up off the ground for much of the game. Seven sacks were allowed -- not a good day for the Redskins' O-line.
Convert 3rd downs: No. This week's the most telling stat: The Redskins were 2 of 14 (14 percent) on third downs. This is an unbelievable stat. A team must convert more than two third downs. They must improve for the second half of the season.
Protect the ball: No. Once again the Redskins turned the ball over for a touchdown. It's one thing not to put points up on offense, but it's another problem all together when a unit turns the ball over for points.
Cut down on penalties: No. Ten penalties cost the team 77 yards. This is no good.
Stop the run: Yes. Kevin Smith and Jahvid Best were relatively quiet all day and were not able to reach 100 yards rushing.
Get the pass rush going: No. The Redskins did not get enough pressure on Stafford -- only one recorded sack on the day. It was a sub-par effort in the pass-rush column.
Force Stafford into mistakes: No. The defense allowed a rusty, young QB get into a groove with his favorite receiver, Calvin Johnson.
Don't give up the big play to Calvin Johnson: No. He made the big plays when they were needed.
Force turnovers: No. Hall did what he could do by getting an early interception but there was only one other turnover in the game. Not good enough.
Cover well: No. The Lions posted numbers that were way too high to consider coverage a success in this game.
Make FG's: Yes. Gano was a perfect 2 for 2 on the day and added three extra points.
What were your keys to the game and how did the Redskins play in your opinion?
| November 1, 2010; 12:09 AM ET
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