Bears Defeat Redskins On MNF

Billy Woods | September 24th, 2019

The Chicago Bears improved to 2-1 on the season after their 31-15 win over the Washington Redskins on Monday Night Football.

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The Bears strong defense controlled the line of scrimmage all night, limiting the Redskins offense to only 69 total rushing yards. HaHa Clinton-Dix led the way for the defense, tallying seven tackles and two interceptions.

Case Keenum underperformed for the Redskins, tossing three passes to the Bears defense. Keenum ended with 332 passing yards, two touchdowns and three interceptions.

Mitch Trubisky finally performed up-to-standard for the first time this season, passing for 231 yards and three touchdowns. Trubisky found Taylor Gabriel in the endzone for all three of his passing touchdowns. Gabriel finished the night with 75 receiving yards and three touchdowns on only six receptions.

The Bears offensive minded coordinators were able to successfully install David Montgomery into the offense. Montgomery rushed for 67 yards and added another 14 yards receiving. The Bears have struggled offensively this season, not producing the normal amount of yardage and points that were produced last season when the Bears emerged as one of the premier offenses in the league.

The Redskins are now 0-3 on the season, with playoff aspirations quickly disappearing. The Redskins are the only team in the NFC East without a win. The Dallas Cowboys are undefeated, leaving little probability for the Redskins to make a comeback in the division.

Even with the primetime win, the Bears are still in fourth place in the NFC North. The Green Bay Packers lead the division at 3-0, followed by the 2-0-1 Detroit Lions and the 2-1 Minnesota Vikings. Before the season, the Bears were a popular Super Bowl team for NFL bettors. Even with how well the team is playing, most fans consider them a failure at this point because of their last place standing. But the NFC North will likely have three playoff representatives come January.

The Bears will host the Vikings next Sunday, while the travel to New York to face the Giants.

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