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By Mark Solway | September 27th, 2009

Here is a look at some of the interesting, and often painful numbers from the Redskins’ 19-14 loss to the Detroit Lions:

644 – Days since the Detroit Lions last won a game. That’s 92 weeks, or 15,456 hours, or 927,360 minutes, or 55,641,600 seconds – in other words – an awfully long time. 55,641,600 also seems to be about the number of times that someone on the TV said, ‘people in Detroit are happy,’ on Sunday night.

340 – Yards passing for Jason Campbell; he had two touchdown passes, and an interception.

241 – Yards passing for Matthew Stafford, who showed great composure for a rookie quarterback; it was a huge albatross that he removed from the city of Detroit’s back.

178 – Yards receiving for Santana Moss; one of the very few Redskin bright spots in the game.

101 – Yards rushing for Kevin Smith, before he injured his shoulder. It was his 3rd career 100-yard day and he ran all over the Redskins on Sunday.

97 – Yards of penalties on 9 calls against the Redskins; that’s the entire length of the field. None of them were more costly than the pass interference on Chris Horton.

57 – Yard bomb to Moss in the third quarter, was the Redskins’ best play of the day and their longest from scrimmage this season.

42 – Yards rushing for Clinton Portis, on 12 carries; neither number is close to high enough for Washington’s best offensive player.

37 – Minutes of possession for the Lions, to the Redskins 23 minutes; usually when a team has the ball for a whole extra quarter, they win.

19 – Straight losses for the Lions – the second longest NFL losing streak ever; the Buccaneers lost 26 straight in the late 70’s.

11 – Tackles for London Fletcher, plus 5 assists; can Redskin fans try to make sure that he gets to the Pro Bowl this year?

10 – Different Redskins caught passes (

3 – Yards rushing for the Redskins in the first half. While Portis had more looks in the second half, he didn’t get nearly enough in the first.

2 – Third down conversions for the Redskins, on 10 attempts – not nearly good enough.

1 – Sack for first round pick Brian Orakpo; his first career sack, and the first of many for the Redskin rookie.

1 – Number of large brown paper bags added to the grocery list this week.

The Redskins return home to face the Tampa Bay Buccaneers next Sunday – likely to exactly what they faced when they were last at Fed Ex – a sea of boos.

Edit: This blog was archived in May of 2016 from our original articles database.It was originally posted by Mark Solway

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