Detroit, MI (Sports Network) - Making his first start since suffering a second-degree shoulder separation in the season-opener, Matthew Stafford threw for four touchdowns to lead Detroit past Washington, 37-25, at Ford Field.
Stafford completed 26-of-45 passes and connected with Calvin Johnson for three TDs and Brandon Pettigrew once for the Lions (2-5), who have won two of three after starting the year with four straight losses.
Johnson ended with 101 yards on nine catches and Nate Burleson added 47 yards on five receptions for Detroit, which also got a fumble recovery for a touchdown from Ndamukong Suh.
Donovan McNabb went 17-of-30 for 210 yards, one touchdown an interception and was sacked five times for the Redskins (4-4), who had won three of four coming in. Rex Grossman was inserted for the final two drives of the contest, ending up 4-of-7 for 44 yards and a costly fumble.
Santana Moss posted six catches for 56 yards, Ryan Torain had a TD reception and Anthony Armstrong added 92 yards on three grabs. Washington also received a 96-yard kickoff return score from Brandon Banks.