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Redskins Vs. Lions: Can Washington Exorcise Its Detroit Demons

Detroit has not been a kind place for the Washington Redskins over the years. Two years ago, the Redskins escaped with a poorly-played victory to go to 6-2, but Clinton Portis and Jim Zorn got into a shouting match that derailed the season. Last year, the Redskins gave Detroit its first win in 19 games in an awful effort that none of the players on that team will forget.

This season, the Redskins come into Detroit at 4-3 and with a real chance of leapfrogging teams in the NFC playoff picture. However, the Lions are rested, and though they're 1-5, they've played much better than that. Running back Jahvid Best has been excellent, wide receiver Calvin Johnson has been his superb self and defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh is already a dominant force. Quarterback Matt Stafford will return this week after suffering a shoulder injury in Week 1, and the Lions should be ready to go after their bye week.

We'll have all your updates here in this StorySteam leading up to the Halloween afternoon kickoff.