Pre-Game Report: Commanders vs Lions – Week 2

September 17, 2022

The Washington Commanders started their 2022 season with a win in Week 1 against the Jacksonville Jaguars, this Week they’ll travel to Detroit to take on the Lions.

Washington will be looking to start 2-0 for the first time since 2011. They’ll face a team they last played in 2020 when they lost on a last-second 59-yard Matt Prater kick. 

Detroit will be looking to rebound from their Week 1 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles in which they rushed for 181 yards, 144 by D’Andre Swift alone. At the same time, the Commanders will be looking to improve on last week’s game when Carson Wentz tossed four touchdowns to three different receivers, but also managed to throw two interceptions in back-to-back plays before helping bring the team back with a strong fourth quarter.

Commanders vs Lions

Where: Ford Field, Detroit, Michigan

Betting Line: Commanders +1.5

When: 1:00 PM ET, Sunday, September 18, 2022

Live Radio Broadcast Big100: Radio – Julie Donaldson (host), Bram Weinstein (play-by-play), and London Fletcher (analyst)

Announcers: Fox – Kenny Albert (play-by-play), Jonathan Vilma (analyst), Shannon Spake (sideline)

Injury Report:

The Commanders have three players listed as questionable going into Sunday’s game against the Lions. DT Jonathan Allen was added to the list Saturday afternoon. Safety Kam Curl (thumb), and Guard Wes Schweitzer are also both listed as questionable.

For Detroit, center Frank Ragnow (groin) is listed as OUT, while Guard Jonah Jackson (finger), Safety Ifeatu Melifonwu (hamstring), CB Amani Oruwaryie (hamstring), and RB D’Andre Swift (ankle) are listed as questionable, although Swift has stated all week he would play.

In other roster news, Washington elevated Guard Wes Martin and DT Benning Potoa’e from the practice squad yesterday.