In a game like this when both defenses are dominating both offenses, it's quickly becoming apparent that special teams will make the difference.
The Redskins and Lions have each punted four times. But unlike last week, when Hunter Smith intentionally punted the ball towards the sideline every opportunity to keep Devin Hester from breaking a big return, the Smith hasn't been afraid to punt towards Lion return man Stefan Logan.
Perhaps that was a mistake.
Logan and the Lions earned the first big play of the day as the young returner ran the ball back 71-yards, giving Detroit the ball on Washington's 19-yard line.
After a 6-yard run by Jahvid Best and an incomplete pass, Matthew Stafford put the ball into the hands of the team's best player Calvin Johnson. The big receiver caught the ball around the 5-yard line and was met immediately by Redskins corner back DeAngelo Hall, but Johnson used his strength to his long reach to extend the ball across the goalline for the first score of the game.