Bit and Pieces From the Bears Loss to the Redskins

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Oct 20, 2013; Landover, MD, USA; Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) runs with the ball against the Chicago Bears during the first half at FedEX Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

That game was exciting and excruciatingly painful at the same time.

I never felt like the Chicago Bears were out of contention; I just kept waiting to see the defense make a stop of some kind that never happened.

It was exciting.

The Bears scored 41 points. QB Josh McCown threw a TD pass to the Black Unicorn TE Martellus Bennett, RB Matt Forte rushed for 3TD for the first time in his career and KR Devin  Freaking Hester the G.O.A.T. tied Deion Sanders for most returns for touchdowns in NFL history when he ran a punt 81 yards for a TD; he now has 19 total regular season returns.

Matt Forte is a beast. He had 4 rushes for 9 yards and a TD in the first half. He had 12 rushes for 82 yards 2TD and 2 receptions for 18 yards in the 2nd half ; including a nifty 50 yard TD  run where he put on an ankle breaker move then turned on the jets. Forte is on pace for 1,218 rushing yards, 599 receiving yards, and 14 rushing TDs. That is a Pro Bowl caliber year.

It was painful. 

The last Washington drive felt like I was receiving a thousand paper cuts and when the Redskins scored a touchdown I felt like those paper cuts were being dipped in lemon juice.

RGIII ran the option all day long and the defense never figured it out.

Washington seemed to move the ball at will and consistently gained big chunks of yards all game, and that was before LB Lance Briggs and CB Charles Tillman went out of the game with injuries.

Washington had 11 plays that went for 10-19 yards, 4 that went from 20-29 yards, 2 from 30-39 yards and 1 really ugly 45 yard TD.

Conversely, Chicago had 10 plays between 10-19 yards, 4 plays 20-29 yards, 1 play 30-39 yards and 1 beautiful Matt Forte TD run of 50 yards.

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