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The Chicago Bears (4-2) head to D.C. to take on the Washington Redskins (1-4) Sunday at noon.
This season has been a bewildering one for the Redskins, who are a year removed from an NFC title. Quarterback Robert Griffin III expected to come back from his ACL injury and do very well off the bat, but that has not been the case. He has thrown five interceptions through five games so far, and his completion percentage has dipped to 59.8 percent.
The Bears will have to be careful regarding Griffin,however, since he show some burst in the loss to the Dallas Cowboys last week. He is still a dual threat quarterback, so it will be interesting to see how the Bears handle him. Bears’ rookie linebacker Jonathan Bostic could have his hands full, but the defense will be there to pick him up and help out when necessary. They will certainly not be taking Griffin nor the rest of that offense lightly.
Cutler and Marshall could reignite the flames from their Denver days in the reunion with their old coach
Chicago Bears could benefit from reunion
Bears’ quarterback Jay Cutler will have a homecoming of sorts Sunday. Redskins’ head coach Mike Shanahan coached Cutler and receiver Brandon Marshall while with the Denver Broncos. This reunion could spark up some good memories between Cutler and Marshall, and hopefully for Bears fans they see something that resembles what the two did in Denver. It is less likely fans will see a repeat of the 2010 tilt against the teams, in which Cutler threw four interceptions in a 17-14 Redskins victory.
The Bears need to find their pass rush. The biggest thing the Bears need to do Sunday is contain RGIII and not allow him to have time to scamper until he finds an open receiver. Cornerbacks Tim Jennings and Charles Tillman, who is questionable but expected to play, must continue to do what they are best at — ballhawk, and cover the receivers very well. Jennings will likely be matched up with Pierre Garcon, who were former teammates on the Indianapolis Colts in 2008, so there is potential for Jennings to excel against his old locker buddy.
The defense as a whole needs to make Griffin feel uncomfortable both in and out of the pocket if they want to win this game. Regardless of how his season is going, RGIII is still a threat on the ground and in the air.
The Redskins have a lot of work to do. Although they are 10th in both passing and rushing yardage, so you would think they would be successful. That is not so, as they have struggled to finish drives in the red zone. They have scored touchdowns 50 percent of the time in that area, where they rank 22nd in appearances. Rushing in the red zone has been an area of concern for them, as running back
Alfred Morris only has five carries in that zone for an average of 0.83 carries per game, compared to last year when he had an average of 3.25. Each time they have been in the red zone, they have to come from behind so passing is the preferable option for them. When they do produce like they did against the Oakland Raiders, however, they can do some damage. Out of the seven plays they had in the zone, three for runs and four for passes, they scored a touchdown each time.
The Redskins have missed some opportunities this year to improve their record, so they should come out wanting to end their losing ways and start winning like they did last year. They have the firepower to break out of this slump tomorrow, so the Bears will have to be on their toes and ready for anything.
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Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler became the most-sacked QB in franchise history with just over 10:00 left in the second quarter of Sunday’s Week 7 test vs. the Washington Redskins. Insult then met injury as the 6-3, 220-pound signal-caller looked to be in a tremendous amount of pain as he headed to the locker room after going down with an groin injury from a hard hit from...
Getty Images Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler was injured in Sunday’s Week 7 game against the Washington Redskins when he was sacked by DL Chris Baker. The injury happened during the second quarter. Josh McCown came in to replace Cutler. Cutler is currently undergoing x-rays on the lower part of his body. We will keep you updated right here as his status changes.
Injuries haven't kept defensive coordinator Mel Tucker from fielding a productive unit and Sunday against the Washington Redskins, they are looking for ways to generate some sort of pass rush to pressure quarterback Robert Griffin III and stop the running game.
Devin Hester has some elite company.
The Bears kick returner didn't just tie the game against the Redskins on Sunday when he returned a punt 81 yards for a touchdown. It was also his 19th career return touchdown, which ties him for first place with Hall of Famer Deion Sanders.
He also extended his own record as the return was his 13th career punt return for a score.
This could be disastrous for the Chicago Bears--quarterback Jay Cutler has been ruled out for the rest of the game with what is being called a groin injury.
You can see at the end of the GIF he starts to grab his left hip and the initial belief was that he had injured that hip. Bears fans will definitely be hoping that whatever it is the injury...
After starting QB Jay Cutler went down with a groin injury, Josh McCown came in a played nicely in a loss. However in case Cutler’s injury is long term, the Bears are bringing back Jordan Palmer.
Vince Young is somewhere very salty.
With Jay Cutler going down today with an injury, the Bears will re-sign QB Jordan Palmer, per @FieldYates and me.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter...
Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler is more than a little bit familiar with Washington Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall. You wouldn’t know that based on Cutler’s assessment of his upcoming opponent. On Thursday, Cutler was asked if he was looking forward to facing Hall again on Sunday. He responded by saying plenty without saying much. “Another […]
Veteran Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather has come to be known as a headhunter, continually launching himself at opponents’ helmets.
Brandon Marshall is attempting to put a stop to it.
Following the Bears’ 45-41 loss to the Skins, Marshall said the NFL should consider disciplinary action against Meriweather, even suggesting that he needs to be kicked out of the league....
In the aftermath of dissecting the Chicago Bears heart-breaking 45-41 loss to the Washington Redskins on a sun-splashed Sunday in the nation’s capital, Bears first-year head coach Marc Trestman must feel like a medical doctor performing triage. Starting quarterback Jay Cutler was forced to leave in the second quarter with a groin injury severe enough that the Bears put a call...
The Chicago Bears thought they had recovered an onside kick against Washington, but were called offside and then trolled by the Redskins' Twitter account.
It had been a while since Hester’s last punt return TD, but with Cutler hurt, this was much needed.
Devin Hester broke his return drought on Sunday, taking a punt 81 yards for a touchdown against the Redskins. He also tied Deion Sanders in the process for most returns of all time.
The Chicago Bears and Washington Redskins meet on Sunday for a Week 7 match-up.
Chicago (4-2) is looking to be the latest team to take advantage of a porous Washington defense. Meanwhile Washington (1-4) is looking to get their season on track with a win over Chicago.
Coverage of the game between the Chicago Bears and Washington Redskins will air on FOX beginning...
Chicago tight end Martellus Bennett (knee) missed practice during the week, but will be in uniform for Sunday's game with Washington.Fantasy Spin:Bennett had 10 days to recover from his sore knee and is ready to go. He's been a reliable tight end option for five of six weeks and against the Redskins he should make that six for seven.
Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler left today’s game at the Washington Redskins in the second quarter in what is rumored to be a hip injury. Cutler was able to move to the tunnel at FedEx Field under his own power, but then reportedly lost the ability to walk without assistance.
According to Tony Siragusa, during the Fox Sports telecast, Jay Cutler needed to be helped by two members of...