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Redskins go for five straight wins in road tilt vs. Lions

Matt Jones had 132 yards on 16 carries last week vs. the Eagles. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Matt Jones had 132 yards on 16 carries last week vs. the Eagles. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

DETROIT, Mich.- Road trips have been kind to the Redskins this season. Washington could move to 3-0 on the road with a win at Ford Field today, the longest streak since 1999.

The ‘Skins will again be without the services of Jordan Reed who is OUT after not clearing the concussion protocol. 32-year old Vernon Davis, who caught his first touchdown as a Redskin last week will start in Reed’s place.

“I think he did great. Vernon is a pro. You could see why he has been an All-pro player,” head coach Jay Gruden said on Friday. “So, he’s a guy that’s competing well in both phases and I really feel fortunate to have him here.”

Last week, FedEx Field saw an increase in ground service thanks to Matt Jones, Robert Kelley, and Chris Thompson. The committee combined for 230 yards rushing vs. the Eagles. “To be able to have that type of performance collectively from that running back room, I think it gives that group as a whole a lot of confidence going into Sunday,”   offensive coordinator Sean McVay said.

Matt Jones was the catalyst of the group carrying the ball 16 times for 132 yards and a touchdown.