Tale of the Tapes: Redskins @ Lions

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The Washington Redskins (4-3) go on the road again this weekend to face the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on Sunday at 1 pm. Here is a look at the projected starters and statistical leaders for both teams and the their offensive and defensive rankings.

The Projected Starting Line-ups:

Washington’s Starting Offense

WR 89 Santana Moss
LT 71 Trent Williams
LG 78 K. Lichtensteiger
C 61 Casey Rabach
RG 75 Artis Hicks
RT 69 Jammal Brown
TE 47 Chris Cooley
WR 13 Anthony Armstrong
QB 5 Donovan McNabb
FB 45 Mike Sellers
RB 46 Ryan Torain

Detroit’s Starting Defense

DE 92 Cliff Avril
DT 90 Ndamukong Suh
DT 99 Corey Williams
DE 93 K. Vanden Bosch
LB 49 Zach Follett
LB 54 DeAndre Levy
LB 98 Julian Peterson
LCB 23 Chris Houston
RCB 27 Alphonso Smith
SS 39 C.C. Brown
FS 26 Louis Delmas

The Lions Starting Offense

WR 13 Nate Burleson
LT 76 Jeff Backus
LG 67 Rob Sims
C 51 Dominic Raiola
RG 66 Stephen Peterman
RT 77 Gosder Cherilus
TE 84 Brandon Pettigrew
WR 81 Calvin Johnson
QB 9 Matthew Stafford
TB 45 Jerome Felton
RB 44 Jahvid Best

The Redskins Starting Defense

DE 94 Adam Carriker
NT/DT 96 Ma’ake Kemoeatu
DE/DT 64 Kedric Golston
LB/DE 97 Lorenzo Alexander
LB 59 London Fletcher
LB 52 Rocky McIntosh
LB 98 Brian Orakpo
LCB 23 DeAngelo Hall
RCB 22 Carlos Rogers
SS 30 LaRon Landry
FS 41 Kareem Moore

Complete Tale of the Tapes:

Total Offense: Washington is ranked 18th with 332.7 yards per game and Detroit ranks 16th with 337.7 yards per game.

Rushing Offense: Washington is ranked 21st with 96.7 yards per game and Detroit ranks 31st with 79.0 yards per game.

Passing Offense: Washington is ranked 11th with 236.0 yards per game and Detroit ranks 7th with 258.7 yards per game.

Total Defense: Washington is ranked 31st giving up 406.0 yards per game and Detroit ranks 26th allowing 362.8 yards per game.

Rushing Defense: Washington is ranked 21st giving up 113.9 yards per game and Detroit ranks 27th allowing 138.8 yards per game.

Passing Defense: Washington is ranked 31st giving up 292.1 yards per game and Detroit ranks 20th allowing 224.0 yards per game.

Comparing Team Leaders:

The Lions are lead by QB Shaun Hill who has 1309 passing yards and a QB rating of 79.6, he has thrown 9 touchdowns and 6 interceptions compared to Redskins’ QB Donovan McNabb who has 1761 yards passing and a QB rating of 76.0, he has thrown 6 touchdowns and 7 interceptions. Lions QB Matt Stafford who has 83 passing yards and a QB rating of 86.2, he has thrown 0 touchdowns and 0 interceptions is expected to start Sunday

The Lions leading rusher is RB Jahvi d Best who is averaging 3.2 yards per carry with 249 yards on 79 carries and has 4 touchdowns compared to Redskins RB Ryan Torain who is averaging 4.6 yards per carry with 381 yards on 82 carries and 3 touchdown.

Wide Receiver Calvin Johnson is the Lions top pass catcher averaging 15.1 yards per catch with 29 receptions for 437 yards, and he has 5 receptions for touchdowns. WR Santana Moss is the leading receiver for the Redskins averaging 13.0 yards per catch with 42 receptions for 548 yards, and 2 receptions for touchdowns.

The Lions defensive leader is Louis Delmas with 41 combined tackles, Ndamukong Suh leads the team in sacks with 4.5 and Alphonso Smith leads the Lions with 3 interceptions.

The Redskins defensive leaders are Laron Landry and London Fletcher with 68 tackles each, Brian Orakpo has a team high 7 sacks and Deangelo Hall leads the team in interception with 5.

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

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