In Week 3 of the 2009 season, the Lions ended a 19-game losing streak by beating the Washington Redskins at home, 19-14. William Clay Ford said the team got King Kong off their back. In Week 3 of this season, 2013, the Lions ended a much longer, albeit seemingly less painful, losing streak by beating the Washington Redskins.
0-21 before today, the Lions finally beat the Redskins in our nation's capital. The last time the Lions had beaten the Redskins on the road, the Redskins were playing in Boston in the 1930s. My parents weren't even born yet.
In 2009, I watched the Lions' win against the Redskins at a now-closed ESPN Zone in Atlanta. Felt pretty good to walk out of there with a rare win. I recall the feeling because it felt very similar today. Progress. If Jim Schwartz had to give a quote like Ford provided in 2009, I'd like to think he'd say, "it felt like getting a gaudy head set off my fucking head."
On a separate note, I like technology. While I was intently watching the Lions on a distant TV at the bar today, I had my Verizon DROID MAXX playing NFL Red Zone on my NFL mobile app, so I could see all the big plays throughout the day. The picture wasn't always clear, but it never — not once — glitched, so overall, it was incredible. Oh, I just missed a play live? I'll watch it on the phone. Great day.
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