Prater’s 59-yard FG lifts Lions over Washington

Matt Prater drilled a 59-yard field goal as time expired and the Detroit Lions posted their first home win after squandering a 21-point lead, edging the Washington Football Team 30-27 on Sunday.A roughing-the-passer penalty against Washington rookie Chase Young in the closing seconds aided the Lions (4-5), who led 24-3 in the third quarter.Matthew Stafford passed for 276 yards and three touchdowns, while Marvin Jones caught eight passes for 96 yards and a touchdown. D’Andre Swift had a combined 149 yards from scrimmage and hauled in one of Stafford’s scoring tosses.Alex Smith threw for 390 yards for Washington (2-7), while Antonio Gibson rushed for 45 yards and two scores.Following a three-and-out by the Lions, Washington tied the game at 24-24 with 6:09 remaining on Gibson’s second touchdown, a 5-yard carry.Prater put Detroit back on top with a 37-yard field goal with 2:37 remaining.Pass interference and holding calls against the Lions allowed Washington to keep its final drive going and Dustin Hopkins drilled a game-tying 41-yard field goal with 16 seconds left.Detroit jumped to a 17-3 halftime advantage.The Lions struck first midway through the opening quarter. Marvin Hall was left wide open when cornerback Kendall Fuller fell down and he cruised into the end zone for a 55-yard touchdown.

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