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.
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.