Chicago 41 Washington 45
The Washington Redskins picked up their second win of the season in a thriller against the Chicago Bears.
Stat of the Day: RG3 had more total yards (382) than the entire Bears team (359).
Player of the Game: Jordan Reed, the rookie tight end caught nine passes for 134 yards and a touchdown.
TURNING POINT: As the game was winding down, the Redskins went on a 12-play 80-yard touchdown drive to win the game.
1. Trent Williams- There is not many stats for an offensive tackle but I can say RG3 wasn’t sacked by Julius Peppers. In fact, RG3 was only sacked once on Sunday.
2. Jordan Reed- The rookie tight end is becoming a solid second option behind Pierre Garcon. Reed had two big catches on the game winning drive.
3. Rush offense- Washington took advantage of a banged up Bears defense and ran the ball down their throat, averaging 4.9 yards per rush.
1. Brandon Meriweather- Meriweather was flagged twice for illegal hits and he could be facing a fine/ suspension this week. The veteran safety has to know his value to the team; his possible absence would leave the Redskins very thin on the back end.
2. Special teams- This unit continues to make small mistakes that lead to big plays (Hester touchdown).
3. Rush defense- Washington gave up 91 rushing yards and three touchdowns to Matt Forte.
4. Fred Davis- It’s never good when you’re a healthy scratch on the injury report. As Jordan Reed’s stock has rose, Davis has fallen.
Don’t let the 41 points fool you. The defense did some good things: held Chicago to a 2/8-conversion rate on third downs, scored a touchdown on an interception, and had two sacks.
Special Teams- D
Once again the special teams gave up a big play. Fortunately, Devin Hester’s 81-yard punt return touchdown didn’t cost Washington a win.
The Redskins offense had their best game of the year, posting 499 total yards. Washington unleashed a triple threat out of the backfield this week. Roy Helu, Alfred Morris, and Robert Griffin all had at least 41 rushing yards.
Who’s next: The Redskins (2-4) travel to Denver to take on the Broncos (6-1).