It’s time to dive into the Chicago Bears’ Week 7 matchup with the 1-4 Washington Redskins. I thought I might go through the Game Release and fire off some non-stats bullet points on the Bears’ last game before their Week 8 Bye.
- The Bears and Redskins rivalry dates back to 1932 when the Bears faced the Braves in Boston. That game ended in a 7-7 tie.
- Speaking of ties, the all time series is tied at 23 wins apiece with that one time, so this game will be the tie breaker.
- The Redskins have dominated the series of late, winning 12 of the last 15 games since 1986 and the last four straight.
- The last Bears win came back in 2003 with a 27-24 win at Soldier Field.
- The Bears’ last road win against the Redskins came with a 20-15 win of Ford Field in 2001.
- In fact, the last time they met at Soldier Field in 2010, the ‘Skins came from behind to win 17-14 behind DeAngelo Hall’s four – yes FOUR – second half interceptions of Jay Cutler. Jay added a goal-line fumble for five turnovers on the day.
- It will be a bit of a reunion on Sunday as Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan hooks up with Jay Cutler and Brandon Marshall, a couple of his former draft picks.
- Another reunion will be Redskins clipboard holder Rex Grossman. There aren’t too many Bears left from the Grossman era. Only Patrick Mannelly, Roberto Garza, Lance Briggs, Charles Tillman, Robbie Gould, Devin Hester are around from the 2006 Super Bowl team. Matt Forte, Earl Bennett and Craig Steltz were rookies during Grossman’s last season with the Bears, back in 2008.
- The game will be broadcast on Fox with the team of Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston and Tony Siragusa on the call.
Stay tuned for more on the Bears-Redskins matchup including a deep dive inside the numbers, matchups, keys to the game, staff picks and much more.