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  • 07 May
    DETROIT -- Matthew Stafford dropped back and delivered a strike, threading a sharp pass between a lunging linebacker and a blanketing cornerback.Staffords go-ahead, 18-yard touchdown pass to Anquan Boldin with 16 seconds left lifted the Detroit Lions to a 20-17 win over the Washington Redskins on Sunday.I cut it loose and I kind thought to myself, `Were going either win the game or lose the game on this one, Stafford said. It was a tight window.The Lions (4-3) have won three straight thanks in large part to Stafford making clutch throws in the final minutes, giving him 24 career wins with game-winning drives in the fourth quarter or overtime.He does not back down from tough situations, Detroit coach Jim Caldwell said. He relishes in them.Stafford, who set up game-winning kicks in the previous two games, was 18 of 29 for 266 yards with one TD and no turnovers in the 100th game of his career.With Stafford, its never in the bag if its close, Redskins safety Will Blackmon said. I call him (Brett) Farve Jr. because those are the kind of attributes and intangibles he has.The Redskins (4-3) had won four straight and looked like they were going to extend their winning streak when Kirk Cousins scored a go-ahead TD on a 19-yard run with 1:05 left.Washington, though, failed to stop Stafford from throwing or running on his last possession and could not overcome mistakes that included turnovers, a missed field goal and penalties.Redskins coach Jay Gruden lamented the scheme his team used to on Staffords last snap.We should have blitzed seven or eight, Gruden said. But we were playing coverage that weve been playing for a long time and guys were comfortable with. (Linebacker) Will Compton missed it by a fraction of a hair.COUSINS CHANCE:Cousins tried to make up for a lost fumble in the third quarter when he put Washington ahead. He faked a handoff to Chris Thompson, tucked the ball away and ran to the right around the outside to score against a defense that didnt expect him to be carrying the ball in a critical situation. Cousins finished 30 of 39 for 301 yards with a TD and a fumble.We moved the football, he said. We were productive in that sense for much of the game and then you have to finish. Every play matters.INJURY REPORTBoth teams lost their top cornerback to an injury during the game. Washingtons Josh Norman was knocked out of the game with a concussion, landing hard on his left shoulder after giving up a 52-yard pass to Marvin Jones in the third quarter. Detroits Darius Slay left the game with a hamstring injury in the second quarter.The Redskins were without standout TE Jordan Reed for a second straight game because of a concussion. Vernon Davis replaced him in the lineup and had season highs with six receptions and 79 yards. Redskins OT Trent Williams had a knee sprain and is scheduled for an MRI on Monday.Detroits banged-up backfield, which is missing Dwayne Washington (ankle) and Theo Riddick (ankle), created an opportunity for Justin Forsett to play a larger role in his second game with the team. Forsett was given the ball on four straight plays at one point and finished with eight carries for 33 yards and two receptions for 15 yards.COSTLY FUMBLESDetroit made field goals after each of Washingtons lost fumbles, including Matt Jones into the Lions end zone early in the game. Jones appeared to move down on the depth chart after the turnover as Thompson and Robert Kelley got more carries, but Gruden insisted the starter wasnt benched. Im not going to give up on him for fumbling, Gruden said.STREAK STOPPEDDetroits Zach Zenner scored on a 1-yard run midway through the third quarter against a defense that hadnt given up a TD in nine quarters, giving Detroit a 10-3 lead.LUCKY BOUNCEStafford completed a 16-yard pass to Golden Tate in the first quarter that bounced off the back of Bashaud Breeland.UP NEXTThe Redskins play Cincinnati in London.Detroit hits the road to face Houston after being at home for three straight games.---Online: AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP-NFL---Follow Larry Lage at http://www.twitter.com/larrylage and follow his work at http://bigstory.ap.org/content/larry-lage Discount Yeezy Boost 350 .ca looks back at the stories and moments that made the year memorable. Wholesale Yeezy Boost 350 . - The Oakland Raiders re-signed offensive lineman Khalif Barnes on Friday. http://www.discountyeezy350.com/ . 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New Brisbane coach Chris Fagan says working with a talented young AFL list and the opportunity to build a strong culture were key reasons why he took the job.The Lions unveiled the former Hawthorn football manager on Tuesday.Fagan, 55, replaces Justin Leppitsch, who was sacked in late August after three unsuccessful years at the helm, yielding just 14 wins from 66 matches.The Lions finished second-last on the ladder in 2016, above Essendon on percentage only.Fagan was the Hawks football chief and will become the sixth current AFL coach to have worked under four-time flag-winner Alastair Clarkson.He was a key figure at Hawthorn, becoming Clarksons right-hand man late in the 2013 season.The Hawks won three-straight premierships between 2013-15.Fagan also had several football department roles at Melbourne before joining the Hawks.Brisbane have a really talented young list and their best football is ahead of them, Fagan said.They really need a coach who can develop that talent and I feel like thats one of my great strengths.New Brisbane football boss David Noble held a similar role at Adelaide and Fagan said the Crows and Hawks had first-rate cultures.One of things that Swanny (LLions chief executive Greg Swanny) thought that was needed here .dddddddddddd. we could actually build that culture, Fagan said.Then obviously on top of that, performance will hopefully build as well - but you need to get the people things in place first, so that this place is a really good place to come to.THE SIX AFL SENIOR COACHES WHO HAVE WORKED UNDER ALASTAIR CLARKSONLuke Beveridge (Western Bulldogs) - Former Hawks assistant, the AFLs latest premiership coach Brendon Bolton (Carlton) - Former Hawks assistant, just completed his first season as Blues coach Leon Cameron (GWS) - Former Hawks assistant, took the Giants to a preliminary final loss this season against the Bulldogs Damien Hardwick (Richmond) - Former Hawks assistant, under pressure after his seventh season coaching the Tigers Adam Simpson (West Coast) - Former Hawks assistant, coached the Eagles to last years grand final. 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