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The Redskins Still Have Bad Memories Of Their Loss To The Lions Last Year

Prior to their win over the Redskins last season the Detroit Lions had lost 19 straight games. It was a disappointing loss for the Skins and as Brian Orakpo said in a recent blog post, their entire season went downhill from there, via Hogs Haven.

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"The loss still stings today. Unfortunately, it caused our season to spin out of control after a cascade of criticism from the media and fans. We couldn't block out the devastating loss and my teammates stopped believing in each other."

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This might be a good thing for the Redskins. A loss like that is a great way to ensure that your team doesn't overlook an opponent even though they sit at just 1-5.

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"This year is different. The players on this team have displayed the heart and drive necessary to win from day one. We have a new coaching staff and new blood. Everyone has put their egos aside and has decided to play as one. The Lions will see a different team on Sunday."

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That loss that was so bad for the team last year could actually be a boon for this edition.

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