Haskins, Redskins look to generate offense vs. Lions

Dwayne Haskins threw the first two touchdown passes of his career last weekend. The next step for the Washington Redskins rookie quarterback is to collect his first win as a starter.Haskins will make his third consecutive start when the Redskins host the reeling Detroit Lions on Sunday.Haskins connected with running back Derrius Guice and tight end Jeremy Sprinkle for fourth-quarter scores after Washington fell behind 34-3 to the New York Jets. Haskins, who was picked off once, finished with 214 passing yards in the 34-17 defeat.The solid finish gives Haskins a little boost as the Redskins (1-9) try to win a home game after dropping their first five this season.”From this point, it’s just trying to figure out what needs to be corrected and then just executing at a high level every time I get the opportunity,” he said.Haskins has been handed the starting job for the rest of the season by interim coach Bill Callahan. The Ohio State product passed for just 144 yards in a 24-9 loss at Buffalo earlier this month.The punchless Redskins have scored 17 or fewer points in each of their past eight games.”We’ve just got to be accountable,” Haskins said. “We’ve got to look deep inside ourselves and try to figure out what needs to be fixed and make a change.”The return of Guice gives the offense a little more hope. The rookie second-round draft pick came off injured reserve last week after recovering from a knee injury and rushed for 24 yards on seven attempts to go along with his 45-yard touchdown reception.Rookie receiver Terry McLaurin caught a 41-yard pass from Haskins, but veteran Adrian Peterson was held to 25 rushing yards after gaining 108 on the ground at Buffalo.”They have three really good young players, but I really wouldn’t forget about Adrian Peterson,” Lions coach Matt Patricia said. “You see those guys that have that longevity, that sort of ability to keep going. It’s so impressive from a coaching standpoint. I would say that he’s so dangerous for us right now.”Patricia expects to see Haskins roll out more often to buy time.

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