DETROIT, MICHIGAN - SEPTEMBER 18: Aidan Hutchinson #97 of the Detroit Lions is congratulated by Michael Brockers #90 after making his first career sack during the first quarter of the game against the Washington Commanders at Ford Field on September 18, 2022 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

The Detroit Lions brought home a win Sunday (Sept. 18) at Ford Field, shutting out the Washington Commanders in what became a close game at the end.

Call it a dramatic game. The Lions went into the half up 22-0, but the Commanders came back in the second half to come within 7 points of the Lions. Final score: Lions winning .

Thank God we have a win, right? Last year, as I’m sure you remember, the Lions didn’t win any games until very late in the season. I am doing my happy dance. Please subscribe to the WRIF’s new NFL podcast, “The Squad with Anne Erickson,” here!

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