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Redskins Vs. Lions: Brandon Pettigrew's Touchdown Gives Detroit A 14-13 Lead

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The Redskins were so concerned about another special teams big play that they shanked a punt out of bounds to avoid kicking to Stefan Logan. In the end, it cost them.

The Lions took advantage of a short field, driving 52 yards for a touchdown to take a 14-13 lead. Tight end Brandon Pettigrew completed the drive with a two-yard touchdown catch, his second of the season. The drive was prolonged by an encroachment penalty on Phillip Daniels on a 25-yard field goal attempt, which gave the Lions a first down. Two plays later, Pettigrew got into the end zone.

The end result was unfortunate because the Redskins did such a good job forcing the 25-yard field goal attempt. On third and 1, Albert Haynesworth and Laron Landry combined to stop Jahvid Best short of a first down. A field goal would have kept the Redskins in the lead. Instead, Daniels, a veteran who has been around for a long time, committed an uncharacteristic penalty. The offsides call could potentially change the entire course of the game.